Two Liberal MPs feel the heat

Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 01:34:56 -0500
From: "Volodymyr Halchuk, UCC Ontario Prov. Council" [[email protected]]
Organization: UCC Ontario
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Re: Apologize to House, MP told, Toronto Globe and Mail, May 9,2001
Two Liberal MPs feel the heat, Breaking News May 9,2001

Dear Editor

It is little wonder that Steve Mahoney, Chairman of the Ontario Liberal caucus is upset. Mr. Andrew Telegdi had the audacity to state publicly that "the emperor has no clothes" - that this Liberal government's denaturalization and deportation law is flawed.

Millionaire Edgar Bronfman is right "Mr. Telegdi apparently operates in an Alice-in-Wonderland world." It is one where integrity and truth stand for something rather than one where black is white and injustice masquerades as justice.

It is one where Canadian laws do not make immigrants second class citizens. Given that the likes of Paul Bernardo and Clifford Olson have the right of appeal even when convicted on the basis of solid direct evidence, it is a world that allows appeals on denaturalization and deportation rulings, on rulings that are based only on the balance of probabilities and not on direct evidence.

Mr. Telegdi has been forced by that other world to apologize for something he did not do. It must have been a hard pill to swallow, a small taste of what it must have been like to be forced for Helmut Oberlander and Wasyl Odynsky. At least we hope his life or that of his family was not on the line.

V. Walter Halchuk
Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Ontario Provincial Council