Tom Hayden and Delegation Appeal for Safe Haven for U.S. Soldiers in Canada

OTTAWA, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - An American-Canadian delegation will visit Ottawa and Toronto on Thursday, April 21, 2005, to appeal to the Canadian government, requesting that U.S. soldiers who refuse to fight in Iraq be allowed to immigrate to Canada.

Ottawa Press Conference

Thursday, April 21, 2005, 9:30 AM
130S, Charles Lynch Room,
Centre Block, Parliament Hill.

Tom Hayden, 1960s activist, Chicago Seven member, and member of the
California State Assembly (1982-1992) and the State Senate (1992-2000).

Celeste Zappala, mother of Army Sgt. Sherwood Baker (who was killed in
Iraq), and a founding member of Gold Star Families for Peace.

Jeffry House, human rights law expert and legal counsel for several U.S.
servicemen in Canada, including Jeremy Hinzman.

Steven Staples, Project Director with the Polaris Institute, a
public-interest research group based in Ottawa.

Toronto Public Forum

Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto.

Tom Hayden; Nancy Lessin and Charley Richardson of the U.S.-based
Military Families Speak Out; others.

For further information: Ottawa Contact: Steven Staples, Polaris
Institute, (613) 237-1717, cell (613) 290-2695; Toronto Contact: War Resisters
Support Campaign, (416) 598-1222

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