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e-195 (Inadmissibility to Canada)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Roman Zakaluzny from Ottawa, Ontario, on March 7, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
KGB
Lennikov, Mikhail
Persona non grata
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Whereas:
  • (Ex)-KGB Captain Mikhail Lennikov had no right to enter Canada;
  • He had no right to remain in Canada illegally for six years after being ordered deported by the Federal Court;
  • He lied to authorities and the Canadian public when he claimed to be a “refugee”;
  • He has suffered no ill treatment since returning to Russia, despite many claims by him and his supporters that he would be harmed;
  • Canadian law precludes veterans of the Cheka, SMERSH, NKVD or KGB from immigrating here; and
  • There are many hundreds of thousands of deserving and legitimate refugees whom this government and other Canadians should give priority to resettling.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to :
1) Refuse re-entry to Canada for (ex)-KGB Captain Mikhail Lennikov on any grounds; and
2) Continue to prevent veterans of the Soviet secret police from entering or remaining in Canada.
Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman
Conservative
Manitoba
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 19, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00551)
Government response tabled on November 2, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : March 7, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
155
British Columbia
39
Manitoba
77
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Nova Scotia
2
Ontario
279
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
37
Saskatchewan
34
Other Countries
3
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