By War Resisters Support Campaign and Courage to Resist.
October 3, 2007 Update
U.S. war resister Robin Long was released today (Wednesday, October 3) after a hearing at the Vancouver offices of Immigration Canada. Thank you to everybody who faxed, phoned and emailed in support of Robin! [October 2nd Action Alert: Stop the Deportation of Robin Long]
He still faces a pre-removal risk assessment which could lead to deportation at a later time so the fight is not over yet. But the enormous public pressure in support of Robin’s release undoubtedly helped ensure that he was not deported immediately.
We need to keep up the pressure on Canadian politicians for a political solution to the plight of US war resisters. Canada should make a provision for them all to be allowed to stay.
It is urgent that everyone who supports the right of US war resisters to stay in Canada immediately contact Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Diane Finley and Leader of the Liberal Party Stéphane Dion and request that they make a provision to allow U.S. war resisters to stay in Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
80 Wellington Street, Ottawa K1A 0A2, CANADA
Fax: 613-941-6900 | Email: [email protected]
Minister of Citizenship & Immigration Diane Finley
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1, CANADA
Phone: 613-954-1064 (between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.)
Email: [email protected]
Stéphane Dion, leader of the Liberal Party
81 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6M8, CANADA
Phone: 613-996-5789 | Email: [email protected]
Note that an one ounce First Class International letter from the U.S. to Canada requires 69 cents postage.
For more information and to donate in support of our U.S. war resisters in Canada: War Resisters Support Campaign