Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hon. Monte Solberg
Minister of Citizenship & Immigration
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Solberg,

Re: Hassan Raza family

I am a graduate student at the University of Manitoba. I think it is necessary for Canada to show more compassion towards refugees and uprooted people. The Canadian government ought to act with some compassion toward the Raza family who are in sanctuary at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church in Winnipeg.

Please meet with the leadership of the United Church to find an appropriate and friendly resolution this situation. Deportation to Pakistan is not in the best interests of the six Raza children. Their parents want a safe environment for them. The children speak English and know of Canada as their home. They have already made a positive contribution to the community and want to continue to do so.

Sincerely,

2 comments:

Bill said...

Thanks Timothy for your work in support of the Raza case. I am from the church which is offering sanctuary (Crescent Fort Rouge United) It is great to have wider support from the community. I have lived in Winnipeg for over 25 years but am also a Cape Bretoner !!!
Bill

Timothy said...

Take care, Bill