Toronto-area folks, please try to attend this Wednesday's emergency public meeting for war resister Kimberly Rivera and her family. If you have ever been involved with supporting war resisters - or ever thought of being involved - this is the meeting to attend.
If you don't live in this area, please do what you can by phone and email.
The Harper Government has given the Riveras a March 26 deportation date - that's this Thursday. They want to rid Canada of people who refuse to participate in the US's illegal, immoral occupation of Iraq. We want a Canada that welcomes people of peace and conscience.
Last June, the majority of Parliament voted to Let Them Stay. We want a Canada run by democracy, not the ideology of a minority Conservative government bent on shutting down dissent.
We will not give up. We will not go quietly.
Emergency public meeting
Wednesday, March 25
25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney
Ministry office: 613.954.1064
Parliamentary office: 613.992.2235
firstname.lastname@example.org or Kennej@parl.gc.ca
Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan
Parliamentary office: 613.996.7752
Constituency office: 905.898.1600
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
If you email, please cc the opposition party critics and Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff:
Maurizio Bevilacqua (Liberal critic): BevilM@parl.gc.ca
Olivia Chow (NDP critic): email@example.com
Thierry St-Cyr (Bloc Québécois critic): StCyrT@parl.gc.ca
Michael Ignateiff: Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca