NO KGB MEN IN CANADA! campaign launched

   *NO KGB MEN IN CANADA! campaign launched*
      


Ottawa (22 January 2009) - For immediate release:

The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association is ramping up its 
campaign to get all NKVD, KGB and other Communist secret police veterans 
out of Canada.

UCCLA's "No KGB In Canada!" involves thousands of its supporters mailing 
in pre-printed postcards to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the 
Honourable Jason Kenney (Minister of Immigration and Citizenship) and 
the Honourable Peter Van Loan (Minister of Public Safety). The cards 
share a common message: "Veterans of Soviet secret police formations 
like the NKVD, SMERSH and KGB should not be allowed to enter Canada nor 
to remain here. No exceptions. Denaturalize and Deport them all, 
immediately."

UCCLA's chairman, Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk, explained: "For years we have 
alerted the Government of Canada, the RCMP and others to the illegal 
presence in our country of veterans of the Soviet secret police. We 
don't know how many there are but some openly boasted about their 
participation in torture and mass murder. While we have always 
championed the principle that any person found in Canada alleged to be a 
war criminal should be tried in a criminal court, politics is the art of 
the possible. Since the federal government insists upon using 
denaturalization and deportation for dealing with persons who should not 
be in Canada we call upon Ottawa to apply its preferred standard in 
every case, without exceptions. There should be no KGB men in Canada, 
not now, not ever. Indeed Canada should not be a haven for anyone who 
admits that they were involved in war crimes, regardless of their 
ethnic, racial or religious heritage, their ideological convictions, or 
the period or place where they committed or enabled such crimes against 
humanity. Justice can not be selective."

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