Vive Le Canada

US will continue to deport Canadians to third countries
Date: Friday, December 05 2003

Our old friend U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci has flat-out stated that if the U.S. thinks someone is a "security" risk, they will still deport them to a third country, even if they are Canadian with a Canadian passport.

According to CBC: "The president has no more solemn obligation than to protect the safety of the people of the United States," said Cellucci, and if that means acting unilaterally, so be it, he added.

That means more cases like Maher Arar's will happen.

My advice--don't travel to or through the U.S. In fact, I wonder if it would be worthwhile to organize a boycott of travel to the U.S. in solidarity with Arar and others until the U.S. pledges to respect Canadian passports?

Note that Martin has said he would look into the Arar case, demonstrating that pressure can work to get us some representation in instances like this, even from Martin...

will still deport them ...

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