Telegdi is right | Walter Halchuk | May 8, 2001

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

Clyde Gilmour's comments in his May 7 letter, Canada Is Nothing Like A Nazi Regime, 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.

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

Walter Halchuk