September 25, 1998
The Hon. Anne McLellan
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Room 360, Justice Bldg.
239 Wellington Street
Dear Ms. McLellan:
A report in today's newspapers concerned reaction to the ruling of a Federal Court judgment that dismissed a denaturalization and deportation case against the above noted accused. Your department, in collaboration with Citizenship and Immigration, had attempted to run the accused out of Canada on the basis he had allegedly obtained his Canadian citizenship "by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances."
The report went on to state that you, along with the Canadian office of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies, were "disappointed that Vitols will be allowed to remain in Canada."
If these remarks can correctly be attributed to you, irreversible damage has been inflicted on the administration of justice in this and similar cases, in that:
On any reading of your remarks, their effect can only be to bring the administration of justice into disrepute.
This being said, we demand your resignation forthwith.
Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League