3.30.2009

breaking news: federal court judge denies galloway's request to enter canada

A dark day for freedom of speech.
Controversial British MP George Galloway's request for an injunction to enter Canada has been denied by a Federal Court judge.

The decision prevents Galloway from appearing in person at an event in Toronto Monday evening, the first of three scheduled events in Canada.

The federal government has told Galloway he could not enter Canada because he allegedly engaged in terrorist activities.

In a letter to Galloway, the government says the MP delivered humanitarian goods to war-torn Gaza and gave $45,000 to Hamas, which is a banned terrorist organization in Canada.
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3 comments:

redsock said...

My letter, just emailed to the Globe & Mail:

So Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney was successful in having British MP George Galloway banned from entering Canada because of Mr. Galloway's support of Hamas.

In April 2006, Mr. Kenney addressed a rally of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), which Canada declared was a terrorist organization nearly one year before Mr. Kenney's appearance, in May 2005.

In the interest of fairness, I ask that Mr. Kenney now ban himself from Canada.

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Rural said...

A sad day for Canada when a sitting British mp who has not been barred from any other country, including the overly protective US and indeed even Israel, is stopped from entering our country to speak. His purported supplying of aid to the citizens of Gaza in their hour of need is to be applauded not condemned. War is hell, the suppression of free speech in Canada is but the first step towards it, those that support this decision do not respect democracy. By this measure anyone who gives humanitarian aid to citizens in a country not “approved” by our government is subject to censure.

David Heap said...

Right on! We need to keep our democracy free from extremists like Kenney.