Telegdi's right

Subject: (Fwd) Telegdi's right
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 10:22:29 -0500
From: "V. Walter Halchuk" [[email protected]]
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Please note my view on this issue.
(sent to the Kitchener-Waterloo Record)


V. Walter Halchuk

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From: "V. Walter Halchuk" [[email protected]]
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Date sent: Sun, 6 May 2001 00:42:49 -0500
Subject: Telegdi's right

Dear Editor

Re:Canada like Nazi regime, Telegdi says
Philip Jalsevac, Saturday May 5, 2001

Shame on Mr. Farber for saying "We have a law and the law has to be obeyed." It's so ironic. I understand that he comes from a tradition of doing what is right and not necessarily what is legal or expedient at the time. Defending a bad law can not be in the best interest of the Jewish community.

He certainly would not accept a law that was anti-semitic, just because it was a law. Capital punishment was wrong. Denaturalization and deportation is wrong and Mr Telegdi has every right say so.

Walter Halchuk
Sudbury, Ontario


Subject: Good for Mr. Telegdi
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 11:39:07 -0500
From: "V. Walter Halchuk" [[email protected]]
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Dear Editor

Good for Kitchener-Waterloo MP Andrew Telegdi. Ottawa's denaturalization and deportation regulations do hark back to Soviet and Nazi times. He is standing up for what is right and not merely for what is currently legal or expedient.

Mr Gilmour's comments suggest that Canadian laws such as those that excluded Jews from Canada during and before the Second World War, or those that resulted in a Chinese head tax or the internment of Japanese and Ukrainian Canadians should have not been opposed and changed?

Denaturalization and deportation is wrong, just as capital punishment was wrong and Mr Telegdi has every right and a duty to say so.

Walter Halchuk