From: Eugene Harasymiw
To: Telegdi.A@parl.gc.ca
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 10:43 PM

Your recent citizenship stand

Dear Mr. Telegdi:

On behalf of our 1,000 Alberta members, I would like to express our complete, unreserved and whole-hearted support for your stand on Canadian citizenship. We are 100% behind your views on the scandalous efforts of the present federal government to strip of their citizenship and deport persons who allegedly obtained their status after World War II by fraudulent misrepresentation. This process is, of course, the pathetic denaturalization and deportation matter, which every freedom-loving Canadian should find repugnant.

As for the one, and up to now, only organization that is calling for your expulsion from the Commons, we urge you most emphatically to stand your ground--do not give in to this mob of blood-thirsty and vengeance driven fanatics. You are on the CORRECT path; please stay the course. People like Mr. Oberlander and Mr. Odynsky are simply not deserving of being stripped of their citizenship and being deported; the "balance of probabilities" onus pushed on the government by the CJC, along with the latter's insistence that there be no appeal are abominations and nothing less.

We support you, sir. Please do not capitulate to these despicable forces.

Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.
President
Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League
Edmonton, AB