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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Iraq War resisters campaign - today's hearings postponed!

Dear friends,

Over the past few days, hundreds of messages have been sent to Minister of Immigration John McCallum and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould asking the Liberal government to stop the litigation against US war resisters initiated by the previous Conservative government.

While we have not yet succeeded in halting this litigation, the Federal Court has postponed the hearings that were scheduled to begin this morning until NOVEMBER.

We are grateful for your messages – they are having an impact, and show the breadth of support for these courageous individuals!

We need to keep up the pressure. Over the next few weeks, we will be redoubling our efforts to have this litigation stopped, and to let U.S. Iraq War resisters stay in Canada.

Here are three things you can do to help:

1) If you are not already on the list for the War Resisters Support Campaign and would like to be added, please reply to this email and we will add you right away.

2) If you live in a riding with a Liberal MP, email, write or phone them to let them know you want the litigation against U.S. Iraq War resisters dropped.

3) Ask for a meeting with your MP to discuss the issue. This backgrounder explains the situation of the war resisters, and how it could be positively resolved. If you would like support in arranging a meeting with your MP, please email us at and we would be happy to help!

In peace and solidarity,

War Resisters Support Campaign

War Resisters Support Campaign

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