Replies to Gillis and Freeze

From: "V. Walter Halchuk" [halchuk@isys.ca]
To: [letters@nationalpost.com]
Subject: re: Payouts near $1.8M in failed Nazi trials
Date sent: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 14:14:17 -0500

Dear Editor

re: Payouts near $1.8M in failed Nazi trials
Charlie Gillis | Dec. 05, 2001

Nobody forced Ottawa to pay anything. It is a normal consequence for making bogus Nazi accusations and it's costing the Canadian taxpayer $46 million not just $1.765 million. It makes for fewer other things like tanks and planes for our Armed Forces. Continued funding for World War Two war crime allegations calls into question the government's priorities.

Should we spend our money on heath care or against the terrorists at our door or pursuing a pensioner who might have lied when he came to Canada 60 years ago?

Sincerely
V. Walter Halchuk

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From: V. Walter Halchuk [halchuk@isys.ca]
To: Letters@GlobeAndMail.ca
Subject: Ottawa pays $1.7-million in failed war-crimes cases
Send reply to: halchuk@isys.ca
Date sent: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 01:52:12 -0500

Dear Editor

re: Ottawa pays $1.7-million in failed war-crimes cases
Colin Freeze | Dec. 05, 2001

And well it should, as that is the price for making bogus Nazi accusations. But that's not all. At the expense of adequately funding such pending matters as healthcare or our Armed Forces, the Canadian tax-payer is footing the bill for Ottawa's $50 million "signal" that Canada is not a haven for retired World War Two war criminals. It calls into question the government's priorities.

It is time to cut our losses and stop pursuing pensioners who might have lied when they came to Canada 60 years ago and focus on the matter at hand - terrorists, foreign and domestic.

Sincerely
V. Walter Halchuk
Sudbury, ON