Please give your MP's office a phone call some time tomorrow to encourage them to be present when the vote occurs and to stand up in favour of allowing U.S. war resisters to stay in Canada. Without soldiers, wars could not happen, so this motion would contribute in a significant way to undermining current and future wars of aggression by the United States. (We will need to engage in other sorts of action to undermine the ongoing Canadian participation in war and occupation, including occupation of indigenous lands in northern North America and the occupation of Afghanistan, of course!)
Here is the latest information from the War Resisters web site:
War Resisters Day of Action - Monday, June 2nd
On Tuesday, June 3rd, at 3 p.m., Canada's Parliament will vote on an historic motion to support U.S. Iraq War Resisters in Canada.
The motion calls on the Government of Canada to stop removal orders against those who refuse to fight in Bush's illegal war in Iraq, and has the support of all three opposition parties. We have an excellent opportunity to win this motion, but we still need your help.
Calls and e-mails are making a difference—and we need to continue to put pressure on the Government to ensure that this historic motion passes.
On Monday June 2nd:
Call and email your local Member of Parliament
Tell them you expect them to support the motion and appear for the vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
Click here to find your M.P.'s contact info.
Continue calling and e-mailing:
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley
email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Tell them you want the Government of Canada to
• rescind the deportation order against US war resister Corey Glass
• support US war resisters, not Bush's war in Iraq
• support the motion to allow Iraq war resisters to remain in Canada