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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., June 07, 2006 

(1) Citizenship Revocation: On 10May2006, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Monte Solberg, appeared before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM). Astoundingly, he stated that he would not be implementing the CIMM recommendations in Report #10 with regard to revocation of citizenship, claiming that there was no consensus on the issue. We note that of the hundreds of submissions at CIMM public hearings archived at
only the Canadian Jewish Congress, B’nai Brith Canada and the Five Montreal Synagogues opposed these recommendations. Relevant excerpts of Mr. Solberg’s testimony from Mtg. #3 are archived at

(2) Citizenship Coalition of Alberta: On 24May2006, Andrew Telegdi met with several representatives of the ethnic communities in Edmonton to develop a co-ordinated strategy to encourage the government to incorporate the CIMM recommendations in a new Citizenship Act. 

(3) Symposium on Security and Civil Liberties: This symposium was held on 28May2006 at Grant MacEwan College under the sponsorship of the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities, Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action, Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations and the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security (CCRS). The CCRS was established by Anne McLellan in February 2005 “to engage Canadians and the Government of Canada in a long-term dialogue on national security issues in a diverse and pluralistic society”. We note that, of its fourteen handpicked volunteers, four are of Jewish origin -- Dr. Myrna Lashley, Mr. Leo Adler, Dr. David Bensoussan, and Mr. David Gisser. The others appear to represent blacks, Chinese, Sikhs, Asians, Muslims, etc. There do not appear to be any representatives from Eastern European countries or from Canada’s native community.

The panelists were from CSIS, RCMP and two from CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency). Most of the audience appeared to be of Muslim faith concerned about security certificates. Anne McLellan and a Department of Justice official were also present. The panelists, of course, lauded their organizations and repeated their mantra of balancing national security and privacy versus civil rights. No group was being targeted. However, they eventually admitted that all five people held on security certificates were Muslims. Marco Levytsky and Bill Pidruchney brought up the issue of revocation of citizenship.

(4) Josef Furman and Jura Skomatchuk cases: The cases have commenced in Ste. Catharines on 05Jun2006, but I have no information thereon and have seen nothing in the news media. I would appreciate any news coverage being brought to my attention.

The computer printouts up to 02Jun2006 indicate substantial activity. Unfortunately, most of the documentation is in either Toronto or Ottawa. The Edmonton office of the Federal Court has only the expert opinion of Dr. Johannes Tuchel (which is very Ukrainophobic) and the Agreed Statement of Facts (which, surprisingly, was faxed to someone in Calgary on 01Jun2006). Of interest may be that the Ottawa office issued a subpoena to a Dr. Jack Terry in New York, (212)755-5134.

The CV of Dr. Tuchel indicates that he has been an expert witness in the Michael Baumgartner case in Canada and the Friedrich, Bucmys and Wittje cases in the United States. He is listed as the “Director of the German Resistance Memorial Center” associated with the Free University of Berlin. Although initially interested in German resistance to Hitler in 1933/34, he has since authored/edited  a  number of articles/books in German with particular emphasis on the Rote Kapelle (Red Orchestra). This was the Jewish-dominated spy agency headed by Leopold Trepper on behalf of the Soviet Union that used false documentation to infiltrate the German military and institutions. 

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak, 2006-06-07