Despite our best efforts, 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.
- We are asking every supporter to immediately email Minister of Immigration John McCallum, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (model message below)
- Under your name, please include city and province
- Please cc Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please also bcc the War Resisters Support Campaign at email@example.com
Here is a model email message you can copy and paste into your message (or feel free to personalize it) -- thank you for your support!:
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.
cc: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau