[*"Overseen" may not be technically correct, (as per comment) but in the context of the George Galloway case, and other political direction given to the CBSA, Kenney's ministry trumps Toewes.This is from the Rabble.ca article sited above:On March 18, 2009, Stephane Larue, director general of the Case Management Branch of the CIC, cited Section 34 as the reason why Galloway could be inadmissible. He was told by Velshi: "Thanks. This is quite copacetic." (Click to view copy of correspondence.) This would also, according to another document, make him inadmissible via a TRP [Temporary Residency Permit, the only way Galloway could under normal circumstances enter Canada after a ban. It is permission that can be issued by a border agent]. But after Section 34 was cited, only the minister, Jason Kenney, would have the authority to overrule the decision.The full act can be read here.]
Upcoming Speakers & Events
URGENT RELEASE to all attendees of “An Evening with Vandana Shiva” and to all Calgarians and the media
Dr Vandana Shiva event will proceed... The Show Will Go On!!
Calgary Community Rallies to support Consortium for Peace Studies event @ Mac Hall tonight... 1000 expected to attend
Dr. Vandana Shiva, respected environmentalist, activist, philosopher and author was scheduled to speak to a sold out audience of 1000 people at Mac Hall this evening. Her visit to Calgary was prompted by the awarding of the 2011 Calgary Peace Prize, which was to be presented to her by Mayor Nenshi tomorrow evening.
With great misfortune Vandana has been unable to cross the U.S. border and enter into Canada as officials claim her Visa has expired.
However we are working extremely hard with Immigration Canada to have her arrive in Calgary.
THE SHOW WILL GO ON... Calgary Community Rallies to support Consortium Peace event
A diverse line up of local eco/food/peace celebrities has volunteered to speak at the event.
The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary had planned to honor Dr. Shiva for her commitment to social justice, empowerment of women in developing countries, her advocacy of human rights and her scientific analysis of environmental sustainability.
Her talk was to address elements of the global food crisis and its relation to democracy, gender justice and the environment.
However last night at the Peace Prize dinner she was able to join us via Skype and even take a few audience Q and A. Even though she wasn't there, the 250 people including Mayor Nenshi who came in to recognize her and the efforts of the Consortium for Peace Studies, said the event was a big success!
We are now working with her to bring her back at her earliest availability once she sorts her visa issues with the Canadian Consulate in New Delhi.
Consortium for Peace Studies
University of Calgary