Posted on March 10, 2002

Dear respondents:

Of course, I do not approve of Palestinian suicide bombers. It is contrary to everything Jesus stood for. Neither would I want Israeli, Palestinian or any other active supporters of terrorism becoming Canadian citizens.

In its June 2001 annual report, the Canadian War Crimes Unit divides its cases into two categories: World War Two Cases and Modern-Day War Crimes Immigration Cases (2000-2001).

In the Modern-Day category, there is not a single case of "revocation of citizenship" (denaturalization) and certainly none from Algeria, Egypt or Sri Lanka. This category deals with Immigration cases (overseas), Immigration cases (in Canada) and Refugee Claimant cases (in Canada).

In the WWII category, there are two sub-categories: Criminal Proceedings (pre-1995) and Federal Court and/or Immigration & Refugee Board proceedings. In August 1987, legislation (Bill C-71) was passed by the Mulroney government to allow prosecution of alleged Nazi war criminals in criminal courts of law under rigorous rules of evidence and in front of a jury of 12 peers. Not one case was successful. The jury simply could not be convinced of the guilt of the accused.

In 1995, Justice Minister Allan Rock abandoned criminal prosecution in favour of revocation of citizenship. This is a civil procedure in front of a solitary judge with lax rules of evidence. Rather than prove that the accused is guilty of war crimes, the prosecution tries to convince the judge that he was guilty of an immigration infraction over 50 years ago.

The case of Helmut Oberlander, outlined in my previous posting, illustrates the process for a specific case. This certainly is not justice! In my opinion, the Canadian Alliance and its membership should strongly protest the Liberal government's denaturalization policy.

Mozuz, Edmonton West