Deportations ordered: Critical time for war resisters in Canada

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Deportations ordered: Critical time for war resisters in Canada

Deportations ordered: Critical time for war resisters in Canada 

By Krystalline Kraus | January 16, 2009 This is a critical juncture for Iraq war resisters in Canada - with a series of deportation orders scheduled to start at the end of the month

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Let Them Stay week Tuesday: express your outrage.

Resister Chris Teske ordered deported today.

 With a sopping wet heart, I regret to inform you all that last night, Chris Teske (from BC) was unable to get a stay of his deportation order through the Federal Court.

 This means he has been ordered to leave the country TODAY or be forcibly removed by our immigration government. So what am I asking you to do, dear friends.Get angry.

 And see your anger as a gift to Chris and the other war resisters who are in the precarious position of deportation themselves.

Teske was the first of five Federal Court decisions the war resister campaign is expecting from now until the end of the month.

 They include:

 January 22 - Cliff Cornell

January 27 -Kimberly Rivera, her husband Mario and three children January 29 - Patrick Hart, his wife Jill and their son

January 30 - Dean Walcott So please, act upon your anger and outrage as a positive force for change.

Please write our MPS and send letters to the editors of your local paper.

The time to act is now. Please.

 I will keep you all updated as news rolls through.

With a sad sad heart, krystalline

 Here are the contacts:


Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney Call 613.954.1064 MP Jason Kenney's Parliamentary office: 613.992.2235 Or email him at: or



 Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff:

NDP Leader Jack Layton:

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe:




Please cc the opposition party critics if you email Jason Kenney:

Liberal party immigration critic Borys Wrzesnewskyj:

NDP immigration critic Olivia Chow:

Bloc Québécois immigration critic Thierry St-Cyr:


Thanks for this info, Statica. Harper is once again going against the will of the majority on this.

The Committee recommends that the government immediately implement a program to allow conscientious objectors and their immediate family members (partners and dependents), who have refused or left military service related to a war not sanctioned by the United Nations and do not have a criminal record, to apply for permanent resident status and remain in Canada; and that the government should immediately cease any removal or deportation actions that may have already commenced against such individuals...


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U.S. army deserter gives up his fight to stay in CanadaMan living in B.C. plans to return home after losing deportation caseBy Darrell Bellaart, Canwest News ServiceJanuary 24, 2009