Quote from US Iraq war resister site at http://www.resisters.ca/index_en.html
URGENT UPDATE, May 21st
War Resister Corey Glass loses bid to stay in Canada
U.S. Iraq war resister Corey Glass was told today that his application to stay in Canada has been rejected and he now faces deportation. Glass would be the first Iraq war resister to be deported from Canada. Last December the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Citizenship & Immigration passed a motion calling on the Canadian government to "immediately implement a program to allow conscientious objectors and their immediate family members […] to apply for permanent resident status and remain in Canada; and … the government should immediately cease any removal or deportation actions … against such individuals".
Please take a moment tocall Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion at 613.996.6740 or 613.996.5789
Tell him you want the Liberal Party...
• to support the Parliamentary motion to allow Iraq War resisters to remain in Canada,
• to oppose the deportation of people of conscience who have resisted an illegal war, and
• to support the will of the Canadian people, not Stephen Harper’s decision to deport war resisters, and not the U.S.’s war agenda.
Event tonight (May 21, 2008):
Join the War Resisters Support Campaign for
A CONVERSATION WITH U.S. WAR RESISTERS
As the campaign to gain asylum in Canada for U.S. war resisters reaches a critical stage, join us for an evening of discussion with young men and women who have taken a courageous stand against the illegal, immoral war in Iraq.
Moderated by Andy Barrie, CBC radio host & Vietnam War resister
Wednesday May 21st, 7:00 PM
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue
@ St. George Street & Sussex, just south of Bloor St. (St. George subway)
Admission: $5 or pay what you can
end of quote from war resister's site at http://www.resisters.ca/index_en.html