URGENT: Email Minister of Immigration McCallum to stop next week's litigation

URGENT: Email Minister of Immigration McCallum to stop next week's litigation 

Despite our best efforts, the Canadian government is going ahead with  litigation that was initiated by the Harper government against U.S. Iraq War resisters. The Federal Court hearings are scheduled for April 5 and 6.
  • We are asking every supporter to immediately email Minister of Immigration John McCallum,  at and (model message below)
  • Under your name, please include city and province
  • Please cc Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
  • Please also bcc the War Resisters Support Campaign at
Here is a model email message you can copy and paste into your message (or feel free to personalize it)

SUBJECT: U.S. Iraq War resisters – Stop litigation initiated by Harper government
Honourable John McCallum
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Dear Minister McCallum,
I am writing to ask that you immediately cease the litigation initiated  by the former Conservative government against U.S. Iraq War resisters. Our new government should not defend decisions made under the previous  government and re-litigate matters the Court has already found on in  favour of these conscientious objectors. As you know, Canadians  overwhelmingly opposed the Iraq War and the Liberal government under Jean Chrétien made a decision not to participate in it.

The cases to be heard by the Federal Court on April 5 and 6 should be settled, and the matters sent back to be re-determined by new  immigration officers.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to your response.

cc: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


The Human Library Project | Hart House Thurs April 7, 11-3

The Human Library Project | Hart House

Details: Have you ever lost yourself in a good book? Explored new ideas or experienced far-off places through the written word?  Now is your opportunity to come face to face with a human book and hear, first-hand, from people who have lived to tell unforgettable stories.

Despite living in one of the most diverse cities in the world, we continue to face challenges to social cohesion such as discrimination, intolerance and prejudice. With the recent release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report, growing momentum with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as increasing occurrences of anti-Islamic rhetoric and actions, the 2016 Human Library is more timely than ever, primarily focusing on Indigenous, Black and Muslim perspectives.

Engage and ask questions about being First Nations in the city of Toronto, a Black Muslim in the post-9/11 world, or a woman of colour running for Federal Office. Each participant in our human library can be checked out, like a book, for 25 minutes of one-on-one time. You will get a chance to hear a story, share an insight and gain perspective.

Successfully staged in over 27 countries, this is the fourth time Hart House will be running this popular program, and students, staff and community members are welcome to attend.

Drop in or register on-line. Books are checked out on a first come, first serve basis.


Science for Peace Campus Group open screening of Dr Strangelove, Monday Marh 15, 6pm UC

You are invited to an open meeting of the Science for Peace Campus Group
to be followed by a screening of’
Stanley Kubrick’s 1965 dark comedy
Dr. Strangelove
on Monday, March 14 in the Croft Chapter House,
the SW corner of University College
15 Kings College Circle
University of Toronto
6:00 Campus group meeting and social hour
7:00 We’ll watch the film together. 
Everyone is welcome.  No charge.  Bring a friend. 
Students, alumni, and employees and faculty (both current and previous) of University of Toronto are eligible to belong to U of T campus groups.


International Women's Day - Canadian Nurses, MSF, and Gender Violence

Today is International Women's Day, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is using this opportunity to highlight sexual violence as an urgent health and medical issue. Here, two Canadian MSF nurses discuss how we can make a difference in the lives of women affected by sexual and gender-based violence. Learn more about their work, and how MSF helps the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in more than 90 projects in nearly 30 countries around the world.
International Women's Day