December 30, 1998 Faxed to: (613) 941-6900
Rt. Hon. Jean Chretien
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Dear Mr. Prime Minister:
It has been more the eight months that our organization has been waiting for a response from you to our letter of April 13, 1998. That letter contained a detailed critique of your government's sordid denaturalization and deportation policy. Other than a two-line letter acknowledging receipt of our correspondence, there has been not a word in response or rebuttal to the critical points raised concerning this issue.
Would you please indicate whether or not your government intends to respond to our letter. If not, you should provide reasons why you are unwilling or incapable of providing intelligent answers to this most crucial matter.
In the meantime, our members remain frustrated and disappointed in your government over this deliberate snub. We are left wondering just how the Prime Minister intends on dealing with denaturalization and deportation, implementation of which has now reached scandalous proportions. What does appear clear, though, is that silence and stupefaction have been added to your arsenal of methods of dealing with the legitimate concerns of your citizens -- along with pepperspray, water canon and baseball bats.
Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.
Anne McLellan, Minister of Justice (403) 495-2598
Michael Zaleschuk, National President, USRL of Canada
Preston Manning, Leader of the Official Opposition (613) 947-0310