Supporters plan to welcome former British MP at airport
Former British MP George Galloway will arrive in Toronto on Saturday, October 2 to resume his pan-Canadian speaking tour after being prevented from entering Canada in March 2009. A welcome rally that includes tour organizers, supporters and Mr. Galloway's legal counsel will assemble at 5:00 p.m. at the Terminal 1 arrivals gate at Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Upon Mr. Galloway's arrival, he will hold a 15-minute media conference at the gate.
"I am elated by the recent Federal Court decision, and now look forward to returning to Canada," said Mr. Galloway. Justice Mosley's decision has refuted Jason Kenney's ridiculous claims about me, and has confirmed that the attempt to keep me out of Canada was purely a political one.
On Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m., Mr. Galloway will address a city-wide public meeting at Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street in downtown Toronto, where he will deliver in person the message he was forced to deliver by Internet broadcast in March 2009. rabble.ca will be livestreaming Mr. Galloway's arrival and speech.
"Our fight in the Federal Court has been a long one, but well worth the wait," said James Clark, a tour organizer and member of the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War. Following the Court's decision, we are hopeful that the government will no longer attempt to ban critics of its foreign policy, and that Galloway can finally meet in person the many people in Canada waiting to see him for the last 18 months.
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