Government Relations Committee; Wed., Feb. 02, 2005
(1) On Dec. 14, 2004 Judy Sgro signed a
directive to Eileen Boyd, assistant Clerk of the Privy Council to
the revocation of the citizenship of Wasyl Odynsky and on Dec. 22, 2004
Wolpert, counsel for the Justice Department, sent a letter to Barbara
(Odynsky's lawyer) which her office received at 3:00 p.m., Dec. 24,
which was transmitted to Olya Odynsky on Jan. 04, 2005.
With a late version of RealPlayer installed on your computer, you can view a news item on the issue at
January 15th 2005; Episode #1319; Segment 5. Ms. Odynsky asks Ukrainian organizations and individuals to contact their MPs and protest this action.
Marco Levytsky has published an article and
an editorial on the Odynsky case in the Jan. 19 – Feb. 01, 2005 issue
of the Ukrainian News
(2) Judy Sgro resigned as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on the evening of Jan. 13, 2005 and was immediately replaced by Joe Volpe the next morning. We note that the 56-year-old Italian-born Joe Volpe “is also a founding member of the Liberal Parliamentarians for Israel and a member of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group”.
(3) The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) has scheduled cross-Canada public hearings on the new Citizenship Act from Mar. 07 to Apr. 15, 2005. In Calgary these are scheduled for Wed., Apr. 06, 2005 at the Delta Bow Valley and in Edmonton for Thu., Apr. 07, 2005 at the Hotel MacDonald. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to notify William Farrell at 613-995-8525 or firstname.lastname@example.org of their intention to make a submission.
information is archived in my
Furman Files and the CIMM website:
(4) The official U.S. delegation to the
inauguration of President Viktor Yushchenko on Jan. 23, 2005 included
Kuropas. He was accused of holding anti-Semitic views by the Holocaust
“Democratic Congressmen Rahm Emanuel of Illinois and Henry Waxman of California sent a letter to Peters Thursday calling on the university to renounce some of Kuropas' past comments.”
It is unbelievable that Dr. Kuropas, who has spent so many years and effort to try to improve Ukrainian-Jewish relations and promote an understanding of the Ukrainian viewpoint, should now be demonized by the Holocaust Industry. Letters of protest to the two offending Congressmen would be in order.
Will Zuzak, 2005-02-01