The War Resister Support Campaign is continuing to gain broad support across Canada. Amnesty International issued a statement in support on June 25th, as well as Liberal MP Maurizio Bevilacqua, NDP MP Olivia Chow, and Bloc Québécois MP Thierry St-Cyr.
Amnesty International Issues a Statement:
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The Parksdale community rallies for Corey Glass and other US War Resisters.
Vietnam Resisters appeal from Owen Sound
Also in the news, the Chronicle Herald in Halifax ran an OpEd in support of the War Resisters. Click here to read the article.
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Over 50 military veterans, religious leaders and peace activists rallied in front of the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco on 9 July 2009 to protest the imminent deportation of AWOL GIs where they face court martial, imprisonment and dishonorable discharges. This was one of 14 vigils and delegations across the U.S. today in support of U.S. war resisters attempting to remain in Canada while resisting participation in illegal and immoral occupation wars.
Full story and more photos at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/09/18514957.php
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Canadian Border Services plans deportation of US solder
Vancouver/CNW - Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today told war resister Robin Long
they intend to deport him as early as next Monday. This was a shocking revelation to Mr. Long and his
counsel. At what was expected to be a routine detention hearing, it was revealed that a negative
decision had been issued on his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment in early May; however, it was never
communicated to either Long or his lawyer.
WAR RESISTERS SUPPORT CAMPAIGN
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Federal Court decision positive: grants stay of removal
Celebrations and calls for federal government to implement the
will of Parliament
TORONTO/CNW – Today’s decision by Canada’s Federal Court has peace, faith,
student and humanitarian organizations celebrating and means that Corey is now free to
remain in Canada while the court makes a decision on his application for judicial review.
War resister celebrates Canada Day but where is the Immigration Minister?
Supporters of former U.S. soldiers joined crowds at the Canada Day parade in Port Dover. He and a half-dozen supporters distributed leaflets and gathered signatures on a petition, calling on the government to halt deportation orders and let all U.S. War resisters stay in Canada.