ON SEPTEMBER 17: Call Stephen Harper and Diane Finley. Insist that they stop the deportation of Jeremy Hinzman and his family.
In 8 days, US Iraq war resister Jeremy Hinzman, his wife Nga Nguyen and their two children face deportation from Canada to the United States. If deported, Jeremy faces a court-martial and imprisonment for his refusal to participate in the illegal and immoral Iraq war.
On July 15th, another US war resister – Robin Long – was deported by the Harper government to the US where he was sentenced to 15 months in jail. He also received a dishonourable discharge, the equivalent of a felony conviction.
Canadians have repeatedly expressed their support for Iraq war resisters. On June 3rd, a motion was adopted in the House of Commons in favour of allowing resisters to stay in Canada, and calling on the federal government to cease deportation proceedings. A recent poll by Angus Reid found that two-thirds of Canadians support letting US war resisters stay.
URGENT ACTION REQUEST:
On Wednesday, September 17, call Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Immigration Diane Finley to demand:
• that they stop the deportation of Jeremy Hinzman and his family;
• that they respect the democratic will of Parliament and implement the War Resisters motion.
Campaign office: 1-403-266-4451
Constituency office: 1-403-253-8203
Campaign office: 1-519-429-3382
Constituency office: 1-519-426-3400
If you are unable to make a telephone call, please send an email to Stephen Harper and Diane Finley. Remind them that peace and the human rights of refugees are election issues.