Deportation order still set for July 10th
NOTE: Glass and U.S. war resisters will be present at the rally
TORONTO, July 2 /CNW/ - With no word yet from the federal government,
neighbours, concerned citizens, residents of Toronto's Parkdale community, and
Iraq War resisters will hold a rally to stop the deportation of Corey Glass,
7 p.m., Thursday, July 3 at the May Robinson Building, 20 West Lodge (1 block
east of Lansdowne, north of Queen W.)
Glass joined the Indiana National Guard in 2002 and was told he would not
have to fight on foreign shores but in 2005 was sent to Iraq. "I signed up to
defend people and do humanitarian work such as helping out when there was a
hurricane or tornado. I should have been in New Orleans after Katrina, not in
Iraq," he said.
"We have seen an outpouring of support from the residents of Parkdale for
Corey and all the conscientious objectors living in our neighborhood," said
Dirk Townsend, President, Parkdale Residents Association, one of the endorsing
organizations. "Many organizations and people have come together to help
organize this rally. We can only hope the government is listening and will
take action and bring a halt to the deportation order," he concluded.
The War Resisters Support Campaign is calling on the federal government
to respect the democratic decision of the Canadian Parliament. On June 3rd
Parliament passed a motion calling for an end to deportation proceedings
against Corey Glass and other war resisters.
On June 27, AngusReid published its poll results showing three in five
Canadians (64%) in favour of giving U.S. soldiers the opportunity to remain in
Canada as permanent residents.
For further information:
For further information: and for interviews: Michelle Robidoux, (416)
856-5008 & Lee Zaslofsky, (416) 598-1222; Media Coordinator Lynn Simmons,
(416) 998-3157; See also: www.resisters.ca