On February 12, 2009, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration again passed a motion calling on the Government of Canada to immediately stop the deportation of all U.S. Iraq War resisters and their immediate family members. The motion was moved by NDP Immigration Critic Olivia Chow and supported by all opposition party members in the Committee.
The motion reaffirms the recommendation that was adopted by Parliament on June 3, 2008: that the government establish a program to facilitate permanent resident status for the war resisters and their families, and that it immediately stop deportation proceedings against war resisters.
Please take a moment to call or email Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and demand that they respect this vote and implement the motion.
The Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Phone: (613) 992-4211
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