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Humanists for Social and Environmental Action: URGENT: Email Minister of Immigration McCallum to stop next week's litigation 

Humanists for Social and Environmental Action: URGENT: Email Minister of Immigration McCallum to stop next week's litigation 

The Canadian government is going ahead with  litigation that was initiated by the Harper government against U.S. Iraq War resisters. The Federal Court hearings are scheduled for April 5 and 6.

In light of McCallum's announcement today sponsoring more refugees, it is important to state opposition to the Harper Government's attacks on US war resisters.  The War Resisters Support Campaign is asking for your help:
  • We are asking every supporter to immediately email Minister of Immigration John McCallum,  at minister@cic.gc.ca and john.mccallum@parl.gc.ca (model message below)
  • Under your name, please include city and province
  • Please cc Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca
  • Please also bcc the War Resisters Support Campaign at wrsctoronto@gmail.com
Here is a model email message you can copy and paste into your message (or feel free to personalize it) --
SUBJECT: U.S. Iraq War resisters – Stop litigation initiated by Harper government
Honourable John McCallum
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Dear Minister McCallum,
I am writing to ask that you immediately cease the litigation initiated  by the former Conservative government against U.S. Iraq War resisters. Our new government should not defend decisions made under the previous  government and re-litigate matters the Court has already found on in  favour of these conscientious objectors. As you know, Canadians  overwhelmingly opposed the Iraq War and the Liberal government under Jean Chrétien made a decision not to participate in it.

The cases to be heard by the Federal Court on April 5 and 6 should be settled, and the matters sent back to be re-determined by new  immigration officers.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

cc: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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