Will Zuzak; DESCROCK.001 = Gazette article 1993-12-15; 1993-12-18
Dear Subscribers:
     The following article appeared in the Montreal Gazette last
Wednesday. On Saturday, Dec. 18, 1993, CJAD 800 Radio (11:00  a.m
news )reported that Justice Minister Allan Rock had assured the
Jewish community that he would be seeking additional funding from
cabinet to allow the Canadian-OSI to continue their work.
     In reading the article, please keep in mind that the
denaturalizations and deportations proposed by Peter Kremer are
exactly the "solutions" being followed by the OSI in the United
States, who engaged in prosecutorial misconduct to obtain the
denaturalization, extradition and false conviction of John
     The subversion of the Canadian system of jurisprudence as
occurred in the United States appears to be nearly complete.
              Suspected war criminals may soon get kicked out
                     by STEPHEN BINDMAN, SOUTHAM NEWS

OTTAWA - The federal government may soon begin the process of
stripping several suspected Nazi war criminals of their
citizenship so they can be expelled from Canada.
     The Justice Department's war crimes unit is wrapping up 18
"priority" investigations and expects to make several
recommendations shortly to Justice Minister Allan Rock, director
Peter Kremer said yesterday.
     Kremer said he doesn't believe most of the suspects can be
charged under the Criminal Code with war crimes but expects to
recommend that several should lose their citizenship.
     "On a denaturalization case, we have to establish that the
person lied about their past to gain entry into Canada or
concealed a material fact," Kremer said.
     "At the time that most of these people came in, it was clear
that someone in their position would have been automatically
excluded. We can lead significant evidence that the person
probably was involved in war crimes although we can't prove
personal involvement in a particular crime."
     But in order to charge someone with a crime, the crown must
be satisfied there is a "reasonable prospect" of a conviction,
the lawyer said.
     "For a criminal case, we have to say this is the crime - you
were involved in a murder of the Jewish population of a
particular town. We would have to show that the person had some
personal involvement, either by documentation...or by
eyewitnesses who were present and observed this person to be a
     "In a number of cases we have not been able to get
sufficient eyewitness evidence of the individual's participation
in these crimes."
     Kremer said the investigations are not complete so he can't
say exactly how many denaturalization recommendations will be
carried out.
     "Every case will be different and will have potentially
different problems to overcome."
     "Some of the people are prohibited for one reason -
collaborators - and some are prohibited for a number of reasons -
members of the SS, collaborators or using a false name."
     Once the citizenship minister decides to recommend to
cabinet that someone's citizenship be revoked, the person can
apply to a Federal Court judge for a hearing.
     If the judge decides there is sufficient basis to revoke the
citizenship, cabinet can make a formal order and deportation
hearings can begin.
     The Justice Department is hoping to complete the 18 priority
investigations by the March target set by former minister Kim
Campbell but Kremer said a few might be delayed "for reasons
beyond our control."
     The Canadian Jewish Congress, which has publicly complained
about the slow pace of war crime prosecutions, said it was
     "We haven't heard much from that unit for a long time so any
statement that indicates positive steps forward is obviously
welcome," said executive director Jack Silverstone.
     No one has been convicted since the Criminal Code was
amended in 1987 to allow prosecution in Canada of war crimes
committed elsewhere during World War II.
     An elderly Windsor, Ont., man is scheduled to stand trial in
April for war crimes committed in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
Three previous prosecutions ended in failure.
     Last year, retired University of British Columbia botany
instructor Jacob Luitjens was stripped of his citizenship and
ordered out of Canada for lying about his Nazi past.
     The convicted Nazi collaborator is now in a Dutch jail.
Gazette, Montreal, Wednesday, December 15, 1993   page B4
Will Zuzak; DESCROCK.001 = Gazette article 1993-12-15; 1993-12-18