10.08.2008

another war resister denied refuge, another deportation order in effect (more updated protest information)

I've just received word that war resister Patrick Hart, his spouse Jill and their son Rian have been ordered to be deported from Canada on October 30.

Tomorrow we will find out about war resister Matt Lowell, who lives in London.

If you are in London, Toronto, Vancouver or Ottawa, come out tomorrow to raise your voice against this unjust and inhumane decision.

The Harper Government is doing the US's bidding, punishing people who resist the invasion and occupation of Iraq. We want a Canada that reflects the will of the Canadian people! Let Them Stay!

London
Thursday, October 9
4:30 p.m.
Wellington and York

Toronto
Thursday, October 9
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Corner of Queen Street & University Avenue (Osgoode subway)

Vancouver
Thursday, October 9
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
In front of Canada Immigration office, 300 West Georgia Street, corner of West Georgia and Hamilton Street

Ottawa
Thursday, October 9
12:00 p.m.
At the Prime Minister's Office, 80 Wellington, at Elgin

6 comments:

Boyd M L Reimer said...

Are they appealing it?

L-girl said...

Boyd, I assume so, that's the usual plan, but we'd have to hear from Alyssa and Patrick & Jill to be sure.

L-girl said...

If they appeal and a stay is granted, it will be on October 29.

David Heap said...

In London, we are of course already planning for Matt Lowell's appeal as well -- but keeping the issue as much in the public eye as possible at the same time. We need an overall political solution, not these last-minute cliff-hanger stays.

M@ said...

I'll probably be able to make it to the Toronto action -- hope to see some WMTC people there! (Laura, Allan, I'll keep an eye out for you!)

Cornelia said...

OMG, even more impending deportations?! Of course a political solution would be best, but in the meantime - until we can achieve that after the Harper Conservatives getting voted out of office - those last minute stays are at least better than nothing.