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Odynsky Summary Judge Andrew MacKay, Mar. 02, 2001

Small Fish Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 18, 2001; Robert Keyserlingk

Alleged Nazi Guard Treated Unfairly Windsor Star, Mar. 08, 2001; M. Prytulak
Odynsky persecuted by Canadian courts Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 15, 2001; I. Bell
Deportation of a Canadian Citizen from Canada To Elinor Caplan, Mar. 22, 2001; Prytulak
Your Minister of Citizenship and Immigration To Jean Chretien, Mar. 29, 2001; Prytulak
Canadian citizenship of a confirmed Nazi To Elinor Caplan, Apr. 05, 2001; M. Prytulak

The Betrayal of W. Odynsky Ukrainian News, Mar. 21, 2001; M. Levytsky

Ukrainian guard wasn't a Nazi Toronto Sun, Apr. 05, 2001; P. Worthington
CJC should examine its own conscience To Toronto Sun, Apr. 06, 2001; O. Slepokura
Callous example of injustice To Toronto Sun, Apr. 06, 2001; R. Surowy
Hrycyshyn Letter Toronto Sun, Apr. 09, 2001; R. Hrycyshyn

Letter of the Day Toronto Sun, Apr. 09, 2001; K. Landy
Slepokura response to Landy To Toronto Sun, Apr. 09, 2001; O. Slepokura
Halchuk response to Landy To Toronto Sun, Apr. 09, 2001; V. Halchuk
Prytulak response to Landy To Toronto Sun, Apr. 11, 2001; M. Prytulak
Hrycyshyn response to Landy To Toronto Sun, Apr. 11, 2001; R. Hrycyshyn

UCC_AB meeting with DEBORAH GREY April 10, 2001; M. Levytsky
D & D a "judicial lottery", lawyer says Ukrainian News, Apr. 04, 2001; M. Levytsky
Wasyl Odynsky: End his Victimization To Elinor Caplan, Apr. 11, 2001; A. Sochaniwsky

Revocation of citizenship not justified Sherbrooke Record, Apr. 25, 2001; H. Keyserlingk

Cogs in the murder-machine Toronto Sun, Apr. 28, 2001; B. Farber
Ukrainian teens were Nazi victims Toronto Sun, Apr. 29, 2001; P. Worthington
Stern Gang alliance with Nazi Germany To Toronto Sun, Apr. 29, 2001; O. Slepokura
Balance of Probabilities To Toronto Sun, Apr. 29, 2001; W. Zuzak
Farber condones Torture To Worthington, Apr. 29, 2001; O. Slepokura
The (Jewish) emperor has no clothes To Toronto Sun, Apr. 30, 2001; M. Baker
No honourable solution Toronto Sun, May 05, 2001; R. Keyserlingk
Law? Justice? Toronto Sun, May 06, 2001; M. Marmur
"Balance of Probabilities" Toronto Sun, May 06, 2001; W. Zuzak

Caplan will seek to expel ex-Nazi soldier Globe and Mail, May 03, 2001; A. Mitrovica
Nothing but Politics! To Globe and Mail, May 04, 2001; M. Prytulak
Letter to German-Canadian Congress Heritage Front, May 04, 2001; M. Lemire
Jewish groups maligned Globe and Mail, May 05, 2001; L. Adler

Canada like Nazi regime; Telegdi Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 05, 2001; P. Jalsevac
Court ruling cuts both ways Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 06, 2001; P. Jalsevac, J. Outhit
Jewish officials seek retraction Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 07, 2001; F. Etherington
Telegdi's right To MPs, K-W Record, May 07, 2001; V. Halchuk
Judges fallible, too To Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 08, 2001; W. Zuzak
Telegdi stands firm under fire Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 08, 2001; P. Jalsevac
Telegdi is right Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 08, 2001; V. Halchuk
Don't deport Oberlander Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 08, 2001; H. Schramek
Telegdi to meet with Chretien Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 09, 2001; P. Jalsevac
MP sorry for 'lack of clarity' Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 10, 2001; P. Jalsevac
Critics say apology not nearly enough Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 10, 2001; Greeno

NEWS RELEASE www.telegdi.org, May 08, 2001; A. Telegdi
Statement in the House of Commons www.telegdi.org, May 09, 2001; A. Telegdi

Your comment on con artists Peter Warren, CKNW, May 09, 2001; P. MacQuarrie

Supporting your stance on right of appeal To A. Telegdi, May 08, 2001; P. MacQuarrie
Your recent citizenship stand To A. Telegdi, May 08, 2001; E. Harasymiw
Telegdi apologizes ... comparing government policy to Nazis Ottawa Citizen, May 09, 2001
MP sorry for Nazi Germany analogy Edmonton Journal, May 10, 2001; J. Tibbetts
Disinformation by Omission To Edmonton Journal, May 10, 2001; M. Levytsky
Two Liberal MPs feel the heat To Globe and Mail; May 10, 2001; V. Halchuk
Your article neglects ... To National Post, May 11, 2001; M. Skrypuch

Parliamentary Debates Hansard, Mar. 02, 2001; G. McNally
Shame on you To McNally, May 09, 2001; A. Maksymec
DO YOUR RESEARCH, MAN! To McNally, May 09, 2001; M. Thompson
Helmut Oberlander and the war crimes issue To McNally, May 10, 2001; Monastyrskyj
Deportation of Helmut Oberlander To McNally, May 21, 2001; E. Harasymiw

A sorry tale of two MPs Globe and Mail, May 12, 2001; E. Greenspon
Extreme regimes Globe and Mail, May 12, 2001; E. Domet
Oberlander should stay, MPs say Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 12, 2001; P. Jalsevac
Kill the messenger To Globe and Mail, May 12, 2001; M. Prytulak
Your Stand on Helmut Oberlander To Karen Redman, May 12, 2001; T. Oleksiw
Dangerous criminals To Vancouver Province, May 14, 2001; P. MacQuarrie
Sorry tale of Greenspon To Globe and Mail; May 15, 2001; V. Halchuk

System is flawed Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 16, 2001; W. Zuzak
Diff'rent strokes Toronto Sun, May 17, 2001; P. Worthington
Mr. Telegdi's marbles Globe and Mail, May 18, 2001; A. Telegdi
Tickets for two, please Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 18, 2001; M. Mahaffy-Goudie
Deportation of Polish family To Vancouver Province, May 18, 2001; P. MacQuarrie
Deport Oberlander Kitchener-Waterloo Record, May 19, 2001; S. Sinclair

CBC report biased against Telegdi To CBC National TV, May 21, 2001; E. Harasymiw
AUSRL position on D/D To Cabinet Ministers, May 22, 2001; E. Harasymiw

Telegdi just doesn't get it Globe and Mail, May 23, 2001; K. Landy
Are Ukrainians Untermenschen? To Globe and Mail, May 23, 2001; M. Prytulak
Landy just doesn't get it To Globe and Mail, May 23, 2001; W. Zuzak
Telegdi's meaning Toronto Sun, May 28, 2001; E. Morgan

Nazi hunter blasts government To Canadian Jewish News, May 31, 2001; O. Slepokura
Hate-Mongers: Rambam and Lallier To Jean Chretien, June 01, 2001; M. Prytulak

Clark "genuinely interested" in D & D issue May 25, 2001; M. Levytsky
Irrational Act Toronto Sun, June 07, 2001; P. Worthington
Shortcomings of Bill C-11 To Globe and Mail, June 07, 2001; E. Harasymiw
Honorary citizenship for Mandela National Post, June 09, 2001; O. Slepokura
Some citizens aren't equal National Post, June 13, 2001; A. Telegdi
CJC is satisfied Toronto Sun, June 14, 2001; F. Bialystok
Immigrationís nonsensical fear-mongering tactics Sudbury Star, July 21, 2001; V. Halchuk

All sides mum on fate of Helmut Oberlander Kitchener-Waterloo Record, July 28, 2001; P. Jalsevac
Cabinet revokes Kitchener man's citizenship Toronto Star, July 30, 2001; Author Unknown
Jewish Congress wants Oberlander deported quickly Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 01, 2001; J. Outhit
Oberlander should not lose his citizenship Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 01, 2001; P. Bufe
Strip PM of office for hiding the truth Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 02, 2001; A. Kozlowski
Oberlander case needs full review Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 04, 2001; Editorial
Decision is political Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 08, 2001; J. Guderian
Oberlander case is moral issue Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 09, 2001; A. Klassen
No proof that he lied Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 10, 2001; K. Durnin
Oberlander fights to stay after losing his citizenship Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 10, 2001; P. Jalsevac
Caplan creates two-tier system To Sudbury Star, Aug. 11, 2001, V. Halchuk

A brief History of the Oberlander Case German-Canadian Congress, August 2001; GCC
Press Release German-Canadian Congress, Aug. 10, 2001; GCC

NATIONAL LIBERAL SUMMER CAUCUS Aug. 21 - 22, 2001

Courts show he hid the truth Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 15, 2001; L. Rudner
Response to Len Rudner To Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 15, 2001, O. Slepokura
Immigrants were queried Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 17, 2001; L. Pasternak
Attacks are ironic Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 17, 2001; F. Bialystok
"Enabler" of Holocaust? To Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 17, 2001; W. Zuzak
Support is hypocritical Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 24, 2001; B. Kuntz
Sharon is not to blame Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 31, 2001; S. Rosenblum
Sharon "enabler" of war crime To Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Aug. 31, 2001; O. Slepokura
Ontario man, 78, lied about Nazi past, judge rules National Post, Sep. 01, 2001; D. Lajoie
UCC/UNF meet with Allan Rock E-poshta, Sep. 23, 2001; I. Sopinka
HOPE'S WAR Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 17, 2001; P. Gessell
Apologize for Nov. 10, 2001 article To Vancouver Sun, Nov. 20, 2001; P. MacQuarrie

B.C. Liberal Resolution Convention, Nov. 23-25, 2001; Naniamo-Alberni
C-36 Parliamentary Debate Hansard, Nov. 27, 2001; A.Telegdi

Deporting the defenceless Toronto Sun, Nov. 28, 2001; P. Worthington
Acadian Expulsion 1755-63 To R. Thibault, MP, Dec. 01, 2001; E. Harasymiw
Thank you, Mr. Worthington To Peter Worthington, Dec. 03, 2001; T. Oleksiw
Payouts near $1.8M in failed Nazi trials National Post, Dec. 05, 2001; C. Gillis
Replies to Gillis and Freeze To National Post, Dec. 05, 2001; V. Halchuk
Man, 78, faces deportation Washington Times, Dec. 13, 2001; J. Seper
Telegdi did the right thing Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Dec. 14, 2001; S. Adler
This is persecution Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Dec. 20, 2001, L. Totzke
Oberlander treated fairly Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Dec. 21, 2001; L. Rudner
Stop the foot-dragging Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Dec. 27, 2001; F. Mason

2002

Oberlander mistreated Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Jan. 02, 2002; P. Bufe
This 'logic' is ludicrous Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Jan. 07, 2002; B. Farber
Hunt the real criminals Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Jan. 10, 2002; S. Stark

Cauchon, Coderre now responsible for d/d to announce@infoukes.com, Jan. 15, 2002; W. Zuzak

Edmonton Centre-East resolution on d/d FreeDominion.ca, Feb. 20, 2002; W. Zuzak
Liberal corruption of justice system FreeDominion.ca, Mar. 01, 2002; W. Zuzak
Medicine Hat resolution on d/d FreeDominion.ca, Mar. 08, 2002; W. Zuzak
Helmut Oberlander case FreeDominion.ca, Mar. 09, 2002; W. Zuzak
June 2001 d/d Report FreeDominion.ca, Mar. 10, 2002; W. Zuzak
Lawyer storms out of secretive Toronto hearing globeandmail.com, Mar. 11, 2002; Canadian Press
War Crimes Prosecutions Toronto Sun, Mar. 27, 2002; H. Margolian
AUSRL on d/d To Cauchon/Coderre, Apr. 01, 2002; E. Harasymiw
Genocide has no expiry date Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 02, 2002; I. Abella
Response to Abella To Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 03, 2002; R. Keyserlingk
Canadian war-crimes process is a farce and insulting Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 08, 2002; V. Halchuk
No support for prosecution of alleged WWII war criminals Edmonton Journal, Apr. 27, 2002; E. Harasymiw

DON'T join Liberal Party Ukrainian News, May 15, 2002; P. MacQuarrie
A Canard and a Travesty To Ralph Goodale, May 28, 2002; V. Halchuk
What is Right To Jean Chretien, May 28, 2002; O. Hepburn
AUSRL on Odynsky To FEDERAL CABINET, June 03, 2002; E. Harasymiw
The man Ottawa won't leave alone Globe and Mail, June 10, 2002; K. Makin
Leave Odynsky in Peace To Globe and Mail, June 10, 2002; O. Hepburn
AUSRL to Cabinet Special Committee of Council To CABINET COMMITTEE, June 11, 2002; E. Harasymiw
Land of Hope and Glory? To Jean Chretien, June 11, 2002; O. Oleksiuk-Baker
UCC Letter to Coderre To Denis Coderre, June 12, 2002; D. Sereda
This is justice? Toronto Sun, June 14, 2002; P. Worthington
Crime against God or crime against Caesar? To Special Committee of Cabinet, June 15, 2002; W. Zuzak

Re: Wasyl Odynsky To Allan Rock, June 15, 2002; Olya Odynsky
Elinor Caplan Hypocrisy To Elinor Caplan, June 15, 2002; L. Luciuk
UKRAINIAN NEWS To Committee, June 17, 2002; M. Levytsky
Immigration procedures in 1948 To Jean Chretien; June 17, 2002; L. Lishchyna
Canadian citizenship is irrelevant Toronto Sun, June 18, 2002; V. Halchuk
German-Canadian Congress To Committee, June 18, 2002; E. Friedel
The Senate of Canada To D. Coderre, June 18, 2002; Senator Tommy Banks

Other Submissions and Letters, June 2002

Peter Warren Show; Sunday, June 23, 2002

Oberlander might win case Globe and Mail, June 25, 2002; Canadian Press
UCC meets Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Press Release, June 28, 2002; UCC-National

A War Crime Is a War Crime Montreal Gazette, July 02, 2002; L. Luciuk
Scapegoats take fall for criminals Montreal Gazette; July 03, 2002; P. MacQuarrie
Response to A War Crime Is A War Crime To D. Coderre, July 03, 2002; M. Olynyk
Commission of Inquiry on Communist War Criminals To P. Goldring, July 03, 2002; E. Harasymiw

SMERSH War Criminals, July 2002

Who needs evidence? Report Newsmagazine, July 08, 2002; K.M. Grace
An open letter to the Minister of Justice To Denis Coderre, June 17, 2002; D. Matas
Response to David Matas To Denis Coderre, July 15, 2002; M. Skrypuch
Re:David Matas's Open Letter To Martin Cauchon; July 18, 2002; M. Prytulak

Debate over targeted killings ... To National Post, July 26, 2002; E. Harasymiw
Allegations of David Matas To Martin Cauchon, July 27, 2002; E. Harasymiw
Terrorists and Organized Crime To L. MacAulay, July 29, 2002; S. Lemieszewski
PM follows rival Martin out West To National Post, 29 July 2002; V. Halchuk
AUSRL letter to Jean Augustine To Jean Augustine, Aug. 02, 2002; E. Harasymiw

ENOUGH is ENOUGH postcard To MPs, August 2002; Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Citizenship Erased 'On Balance' INFORMER, August 2002; Peter Goldring
Goldring defends Odynsky To Denis Coderre, Sep. 13, 2002; Peter Goldring
Liberal (Ontario) Policy Conference Press Release, Sep. 21, 2002; B. Wrzesnewskyj

CKNW 980AM World Today; Friday, Sep. 20, 2002

B'nai Brith on Nazi War Criminals Press Release, Sep. 20, 2002; R. Wilner
Ottawa may end effort to expel Nazis National Post, Sep. 20, 2002; R. Fife
Re: Ottawa may end effort to expel Nazis To National Post, Sep. 20, 2002; V. Halchuk
Re: Ottawa may end effort to expel Nazis To National Post, Sep. 20, 2002; J. Grod
Grossly Misleading and Downright Contemptuous To National Post; Sep. 22, 2002; M. Prytulak
Re: Robert Fife article To National Post; Sep. 22, 2002; B.Conley

The war criminals among us Montreal Gazette, Sep. 23, 2002; Editorial
National Post Survey To Denis Coderre, Sep. 24, 2002; P. MacQuarrie
Ottawa says it won't go easy on suspected Nazis National Post, Sep. 25, 2002: R. Fife
Re: Ottawa says it won't go easy on suspected Nazis To National Post, Sep. 25, 2002; V. Halchuk

Holocaust Industry pressuring Coderre Sep. 27, 2002; Will Zuzak

Response to Farber To Toronto Star, Sep. 27, 2002; V. Halchuk
Critique of Robert Fife To R. Fife, Sep. 29, 2002; E. Harasymiw
Re: Editorial, Sept. 23, 2002 To Montreal Gazette, Sep. 29, 2002; E. Harasymiw
Allan Rock initiated McCarthy-like policy Sudbury Star, Sep. 30, 2002; V. Halchuk
Purely Immigration and Citizenship Questions Montreal Gazette, Sep. 30, 2002; R. Keyserlingk

UCC Press Release Oct. 01, 2002; Ukrainian Canadian Congress
GCC Press Release Oct. 02, 2002; German Canadian Congress
The Big Lie Ukrainian News, Oct. 02, 2002; M. Levytsky

91 war criminals go on the lam To National Post, Oct 12, 2002; L. Luciuk
Racially-motivated and hate-tinted falsehoods Windsor Star, Oct. 19, 2002; M. Prytulak
Hearing to deport Oberlander resumes To Toronto Star, Oct. 29, 2002; V. Halchuk

Bill C-18, Citizenship of Canada Act; Oct. 31, 2002

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Hearings of Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
External Link

No. 006; Nov. 21, 2002 Coderre, Frith, Yurack
No. 010; Nov. 28, 2002 Brosseau, St-Pierre, Matas, Maynard, Jacobs, Dench
No. 012; Dec. 05, 2002 Atkinson, Frith, Yurack
No. 013; Dec. 10, 2002 Atkinson, Frith, Birkett, Poulin, Yurack
No. 014; Jan. 28, 2003 Silverstone, Vernon
No. 015; Jan. 30, 2003 Yussuff
No. 016; Feb. 04, 2003 Ma, Waldman

No. 018; Feb. 10, 2003 Toronto
No. 020; Feb. 10, 2003 Halifax
No. 022; Feb. 11, 2003 Toronto *
No. 025; Feb. 11, 2003 Winnipeg
No. 027; Feb. 12, 2003 St. John's
No. 032; Feb. 13, 2003 Charlottetown
No. 033; Feb. 14, 2003 Edmonton *
No. 034; Feb. 14, 2003 St. John
No. 035; Feb. 14, 2003 Edmonton *
No. 037; Feb. 17, 2003 Victoria
No. 038; Feb. 17, 2003 Victoria
No. 040; Feb. 18, 2003 Montreal
No. 041; Feb. 18, 2003 Vancouver *
No. 042; Feb. 18, 2003 Montreal
No. 044; Feb. 19, 2003 Montreal *
No. 045; Feb. 19, 2003 Vancouver

No. 047; Feb. 25, 2003 Hardgrave (Australia)
No. 048; Feb. 27, 2003 Tsuji, Molnar, Kurland, Pue, Tanner
No. 049; Mar. 18, 2003 Retired Justice Roger Salhany
No. 054; Apr. 30, 2003 Jean, Frith, Birkett, Yurack
SUMMARY CIMM054 Zuzak
No. 062; May 27, 2003 Frith, Batt, Lovett, Birkett, Yurack, Foley
SUMMARY CIMM062 Zuzak
No. 066; June 05, 2003 Frith, Birkett, Yurack, Jean
No. 067; June 10, 2003 Frith, Birkett, Yurack, Jean
No. 068; June 10, 2003 Frith, Yurack, Birkett, Jean
SUMMARY CIMM068 Zuzak

Internal Link to submissions
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2003

Citizenship Act Meeting Chateau Louis, Jan. 30, 2003
Flawed law sanctions two-tiered citizenship Edmonton Journal, Feb. 13, 2003; B. Klid
Addendum To Standing Committee, Apr. 27, 2003; W. Zuzak
Deportations defy justice Toronto Sun, May 05, 2003; P. Worthington
Farber on Deportations defy justice Toronto Sun, May 05, 2003; B. Farber
Harasymiw on Deportations defy justice Toronto Sun, May 07, 2003; E. Harasymiw
Ukrainian Untermenschen To National Post, June 02, 2003; M. Prytulak
Retract Mickleburgh Article on Seifert To Globe and Mail, Aug. 28, 2003; E. Harasymiw
Mickleburgh distorts ethnicity of Seifert To Globe and Mail, Sep. 02, 2003; M. Prytulak
Nazi hunter quits in disgrace Toronto Sun, Oct. 05, 2003; P. Worthington

2004

Oberlander v. Canada Ontario Superior Court, Jan. 06, 2004, R.D. Reilly

Cotler primed to hunt Nazi war criminals Calgary Herald, Jan. 06, 2004, J. Tibbetts
Conduct of federal ministers questioned Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Jan. 08, 2004; J. Outhit
CITIZENSHIP UPDATE Press Release, Jan. 09, 2004; A. Telegdi [External link]
Deportation of Oberlander halted National Post, Jan. 10, 2004; A. Humphreys
Ottawa appeals ruling Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Jan. 14, 2004; J. Outhit
Oberlander decision puts politicians and Canada's justice system to the test Ukrainian News, Jan. 21, 2004; E. Harasymiw
McLellan's duplicity Edmonton Journal, Jan. 28, 2004; E. Harasymiw


[Dear reader: Because the Odynsky File is getting exceedingly long and because the Department of Justice under Irwin Cotler has initiated civil cases to revoke the citizenship of Yura Skomatchuk on March 01, 2004 in Toronto and Josef Furman on March 16, 2004 in Edmonton, we have decided to start a new thread titled the Furman - Skomatchuk Files highlighting these two cases. You are invited to go there.]

Ontario man accused of Nazi past National Post, Mar. 05, 2004; A. Humphreys
Ottawa seeks to deport man, 83 Globe and Mail, Mar. 06, 2004; K. Lunman
Edmonton man hid Nazi past, government alleges Edmonton Journal, Mar. 18, 2004; J. Tibbetts

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