5.15.2009

who comes to canada, and who does not

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Condoleezza Rice: coming to Canada May 13, 2009. To be introduced by introduced by Mr. George Russell, Executive Editor of Fox News New York.

George W. Bush: coming to Canada May 29, 2009.

Michael Chertoff (former Secretary of Homeland Security; co-author of "Patriot Act"), John Bolton (former Bush UN ambassador), and John Howard (former Prime Minister of Australia and constant supporter of the invasion of Iraq): coming to Canada May 31, 2009.

George Galloway, MP, peace activist: barred from entering Canada.

Ann Wright, retired US Army colonel, peace activist: barred from entering Canada.

Medea Benjamin, peace activist: barred from entering Canada.

Reza Alijani, dissident journalist, and Shadi Sadr, women's rights activist, both Iranian, barred from entering Canada.

Robin Long, Cliff Cornell, Chris Teske, Daniel Sandate, US war resisters: deported from Canada.

Jeremy Hinzman, Kimberly Rivera, Dale Landry, Dean Walcott, Patrick Hart, and many others, US war resisters: persecuted by the Harper Government, fighting multiple attempts to deport them from Canada.

If this is not the Canada you want, speak up.

  • In Toronto:

    Friday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.
    Attend a public forum on charging Bush with war crimes, featuring several war resisters.
    United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

    Friday, May 29, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - but especially from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Rally outside Bush speaking engagement.
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street

  • In Calgary:

    Check People v. Bush for plans to protest Rice's visit.

  • Everywhere:

    Write, call, email!

    The Right Hon. Stephen Harper
    613.992.4211
    pm@pm.gc.ca

    Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney
    613.954.1064 (Ministry office)
    613.992.2235 (Parliamentary Office)
    minister@cic.gc.ca
    Kennej@parl.gc.ca

    If you email Jason Kenney, please cc the opposition party critics:
    Liberal party immigration critic Maurizio Bevilacqua: BevilM@parl.gc.ca
    NDP immigration critic Olivia Chow: chowo@parl.gc.ca
    Bloc Québécois immigration critic Thierry St-Cyr: StCyrT@parl.gc.ca

    War Criminals OUT! Resisters IN!
  • 2 comments:

    Boyd M L Reimer said...

    Thank you, Laura, for this excellent clarification.

    Also be aware that the first-strike war invaders of Iraq are not only visiting Canada, but controlling Canada's entire military:

    One of them is Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff.

    In fact, our Governor General awarded him specifically for his part in commanding 35,000 soldiers in that first-strike invasion. See detailsShe said, " His pivotal role in the development of numerous plans and operations resulted in a tremendous contribution by the Multi-National Corps to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has brought great credit to the Canadian Forces and to Canada." See source of quote

    Adam said...

    Clearly with a Canadian Conservative party in power, either that party favors having other like minded leaders visiting and, thus, reinforcing their ideology...or it's those visiting Canada and its current conservative government reinforcing their own. Or am I missing something?