Write to RCMP: It has been a year, what is the status of your investigation of Illegal Israeli Military Recruiting in Canada?
Take one minute to write to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to remind her it is over a year since information was provided to her office.
Let her know we continue to insist on a thorough investigation in regard to illegal Israeli military recruiting occurring in Canada.
In November 2020, the RCMP indicated they were investigating Israeli military recruitment taking place in Canada.
On January 3, 2021, evidence was provided to the RCMP regarding illegal Israeli military recruitment in Canada.
This additional evidence delivered to the RCMP was in addition to evidence provided to federal Justice Minister David Lametti on October 19, 2020, and provided to the RCMP in November 2020. Minister Lametti indicated on October 20, 2020 that the RCMP would investigate.
Le Devoir reported in October 2020 that it is a crime in Canada to recruit anyone for a foreign military.
It is also a crime to aid and abet such recruitment by offering incentives and encouraging any person to serve in a foreign military.
The Foreign Enlistment Act states, “Any person who, within Canada, recruits or otherwise induces any person or body of persons to enlist or to accept any commission or engagement in the armed forces of any foreign state or other armed forces operating in that state is guilty of an offence.”
The only exception would be the recruitment of Israeli citizens who are not Canadian.
Read more including the complaint provided to Minister Lametti, as well as media coverage.
Read the January 3, 2021 press release.
Watch the webinar from January 2021.
Check out some of the media coverage over the last 15 months regarding illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada.
Check out organizations that have endorsed.
In 2021, almost 8,000 Canadian residents signed a parliamentary petition sponsored by NDP MP Matthew Green calling for:
the Minister of Justice to undertake a thorough investigation of those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces, and, if warranted, lay charges against those involved in recruiting and encouraging recruiting for the IDF.
We send this letter as the RCMP are arriving in Wet'suwet'en Territory in response to the reoccupation of Coyote Camp.
Word from the Unist'ot'en Solidarity Brigade is that:
For the fourth time in four years, there is information that dozens of militarized RCMP are en route to Wet’suwet’en territory, to facilitate construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and to steal our unceded lands at gunpoint.
RCMP have booked up local hotels for the next month. We have also received word from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs that the C-IRG unit of the RCMP – the paramilitary unit that protects private industries who are seeking to destroy Indigenous lands – are being deployed onto our lands.
Info on going to Unist'ot'en Village
Info on going to Gidimt'en Checkpoint
We stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en, and indicate this in the template letter.
#ShutDownCanada #AllOutForWedzinKwa #WetsuwetenStrong #ExpectUs
Canadian Foreign Policy Institute