The call continues to grow both domestically and internationally for an internationally supervised public inquiry into all aspects of the Gustafsen Lake matter.
904 - 251 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5J6
February 12, 1998
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
At its regular Board meeting of February 2, 1998, the Council of Canadians passed a motion supporting an inquiry into the Gustafsen Lake events of 1995.
Such an inquiry should be public, transparent and involve both the federal and provincial governments as convenors. Evidence from several sources, including most importantly, the trial transcripts, indicate severe and consistent irregularities by government agencies and the abuse of human rights which must be investigated and addressed through such an inquiry.
Dr. Saul Arbess, President
Please encourage your human rights group, nation, political organizations and representatives, as well as individuals to demand the governments of Canada and British Columbia convene a public inquiry now into all aspects of the Gustafsen Lake matter. The 1995 month long armed siege of Shuswap traditionalists at the Ts'peten Sundance site was the largest paramilitary operation of its kind in Canadian history.
Prime Minister Jean Chretien
Room 309-S Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont. K1A OA6 Canada
Phone: (613) 992-4211 Fax: (613) 941-6900
Faxing by E-mail: remote-printer.Jean_Chretien@16139416900.iddd.tpc.int
BC Premier Glen Clark
Room 156 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Canada
Phone: (250) 380-6506
Fax: (250) 387-0087
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