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Government Relations Committee Report; Tue., June 04, 2002
(1) No response from Cauchon/Coderre for meeting with
- The National Justice Committee is asking
for a meeting with Alliance Justice Critic, Diane Ablonczy, in Ottawa
Alberta Government Issue Committee will ask for a meeting with Ms.
her Calgary riding to supplement the national one.
(2) No response from Cauchon/Coderre to letter from Eugene
April 01, 2002:
This letter, written on behalf of the
Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League, is archived at
(3)Coderre recommends revocation of citizenship of Wasyl
Odynsky on May 01, 2002:
In the last paragraph of a short letter to
Eileen Boyd, Assistant Clerk of the Privy Council, dated May 01, 2002,
Coderre, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, states:
“I have decided to proceed with my Report
to the Governor in Council recommending the revocation of Mr. Wasyl
citizenship. Please ensure that the enclosed Report, and all
forwarded to the Special Committee of Cabinet for action.”
Olya Odynsky Grod was informed of this
decision on Thursday, May 23; it was announced on E-poshta on Monday,
May 27; Ms.
Grod faxed a copy of the letter to Eugene Harasymiw on May 29, 2002.
(4) Marco Levytsky was in Toronto over the
weekend and attended the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Wing of
Liberal Party of Canada (May 31-June 2, 2002). He reports that during
accountability sessions (which followed the staged Chretien lovefest)
Friday May 31 session, Boris Wrzesnewski, President of the Etobicoke
Federal Liberal Riding Association (the riding represented by
Minister of Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, Jean Augustine)
direct question to John Manley as Deputy Prime Minister (in the absence
Denis Coderre who is from Quebec) about the recommendation to revoke
citizenship despite the fact a judge found him innocent of war crimes,
then Justice Minister Allan Rock’s 1995 stipulation that no proceedings
considered unless there is evidence of criminality. Manley said he had
information so would take it under advisement. He did, however agree to
up. Rock (who represents Etobicoke Centre, which borders Etobicoke
the north, offered no public comment. Wrzesnewski subsequently
brief on the Odynsky case to both Manley and Brenda Kruczak, President
Ontario wing of the Federal Liberal Party.
The following day, June 01, 2002, during
the policy session of the five regions, the Southwest Region
approved a resolution sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Riding
Association (represented by Andrew Telegdi) calling upon the Government
to “ensure that in cases of citizenship revocation, questions of fact
law, guilt or innocence must be determined by the normal judicial
free of political interference.”
Presumably, this resolution is identical to the one archived at
(5)Proposed action by UCC_APC:
- Write letter to Denis Coderre.
- Arrange speaking tour by Olya Grod. (She
- Contact orgnizations and individuals by
fax, Email, phone and postal mail about issue.
- Could something be organized at the
University of Alberta?
Will Zuzak; 2002-06-04