December 28, 1998 Faxed to: (403) 495-2598
Hon. Anne McLellan
Minister of Justice
12304 - 107 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5M 3R2
Dear Mde. Minister:
In view of the recent announcement made by you concerning the innocence of the Ukrainian Galician Division members in regards to alleged war crimes, consider this letter as an official request. Our request is that your department immediately commence an investigation of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre under the "hate literature" sections of the Criminal Code.
Enclosed for your review is a sample of this organization's hate literature, which has been distributed to members of the public.
You should recall that this matter was brought to your attention during our meeting in Edmonton on November 13, 1997, over one year ago! As citizens of Canada, we expect a much quicker pace in bringing proponents of hate to justice.
Michael Zaleschuk, National Pres. of USRL of Canada
Preston Manning, Leader of the Opposition - fax: (613) 947-0310