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February 3, 2017

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Hussen,

We, the undersigned, are Canadian university and college students, faculty members, researchers, teachers and concerned citizens. In light of US President Donald Trump’s dramatic changes to immigration and refugee policy in the United States, we write to urge the government of Canada to take a decisive stand in opposition to this Islamophobic and xenophobic policy.

President Trump’s January 27th Executive Order suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days and freezes the acceptance of refugees from Syria indefinitely. It also promises to cut by more than half the number of refugees to be resettled in the United States in the next year. This Order is a contravention of both the letter and spirit of international refugee law and international human rights law. These policies are driven by fear-mongering, divisive, hateful and dehumanizing rhetoric. They are an affront to the values of inclusivity, multiculturalism, and respect.

As a neighbour and the largest trading partner of the United States, Canada is in a unique position to denounce Trump’s actions, to act as a global leader in contrast to his government’s example, and to provide support for those most affected by the Executive Order. Canada must continue to stand strong as a welcoming and progressive country in this uncertain and divided time.

Canada must embrace a multi-faceted approach to ensure it takes a leading role in the protection of refugees from around the world. There have been calls in recent days for the government to rescind the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States. We support these calls.

We also ask the government to take decisive steps with respect to refugee resettlement. We call for the government to:

  1. Increase significantly the overall number of refugee resettlement spaces to be offered in 2017, and to encourage other states to do the same.  The Executive Order will have the effect of eliminating as many as 60,000 resettlement spaces globally.  Canada is in a position to offer many more places, to set a global example for other states to follow, and to send a message that we are truly a country open to refugees.  We urge the government to make a sizable increase in the number of spaces available for resettled refugees in 2017.
  2. Speed the processing of the backlog of privately-sponsored refugees from Syria and elsewhere, and to increase the transparency of this processCanadians came forward in record numbers to form sponsor groups and raise funds, in response to government calls. Some privately-sponsored Syrian refugees have now been waiting more than a year since they were first assured that they would soon be traveling to Canada. Refugees from other places have been waiting even longer. It is estimated that more than $25 million sits in trust accounts in Canada while refugees languish in countries including Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan awaiting their travel to Canada. Meanwhile, minimal information is provided about the status of applications. This is a government-created resource issue and requires a governmental solution. We urge the government to allocate more resources to processing applications and arranging travel for waiting refugees and sponsor groups, including appropriate staffing levels and charter flights.
  3. Lift the cap on sponsorships for Syrian and Iraqi refugeesOn January 25, 2017, Canada announced that it had reached its 1000-applicant limit on Group of 5 private sponsorships from Syria and Iraq for 2017, with no promise of this program being reopened in a future year. This cap was met in late January, yet the interest in, and demand for, private sponsorship remains extremely high. Of the 65 million displaced people around the world, 4.9 million are from Syria. Canadians have demonstrated that they are willing to open their hearts and homes to privately-sponsored refugees. We urge the Canadian government to lift this cap and continue to accept private sponsorship applications.
  4. Prioritize family reunification. Many private sponsorship applications are being made in an effort to reunite Syrian and other refugees already in Canada with close family members still abroad. In some cases, these families were separated through Government of Canada resettlement selection processes which accepted some members of an extended family and left others behind. The sponsorship cap has therefore prevented the reunification of families separated by war. Family reunification is an integral part of refugees’ success and integration in Canada. With this in mind, we urge the government to devise measures allowing recently-arrived refugees to reunite in a timely fashion with a wider group of family members, through private sponsorship or ideally through a broadened and streamlined family reunification class.

Prime Minister Trudeau, we remind you of your 2015 election promises to welcome refugees and celebrate the multicultural richness of this country. We appreciate your recent words praising our diversity and inclusiveness as a country but, without action, these words ring hollow. We urge you to take immediate steps to expand refugee resettlement in Canada for 2017.

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Yours sincerely,

Nadia Bakhtiari (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy School of Law), bakhtian@uwindsor.ca

Anneke Smit (Associate Professor, Windsor Law), asmit@uwindsor.ca

Amneet Bali (Student, Windsor Law)

Zahra Binbrek (Lawyer)

Johanna Dennie (Lawyer, Legal Assistance of Windsor)

Hagar Elsayed (Student, Windsor Law)

Dina Finkelshtein (Student, Windsor Law)

Clare Hopkins (Student, Windsor Law)

Safiyah Husein (Student, Windsor Law)

Khalil Jessa (Student, Windsor Law)

Jasminka Kalajdzic (Associate Dean, Windsor Law)

Aliya Kamalia (Student, Windsor Law)

Julie Macfarlane (Professor, Windsor Law)

Trish McDermott (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy School of Law)

Claire Mumme (Assistant Professor, Windsor Law)

Samer Nakib (Student, Windsor Law)

Laura Noceta (Student, Windsor Law)

Emily Quail (Student, Windsor Law)

Archana Ravichandradeva (Student, Windsor Law)

Jillian Rogin (Assistant Professor, Windsor Law effective July 2017)

Gemma Smyth (Associate Professor, Windsor Law)

Kristen Thomasen (Assistant Professor, Windsor Law)

Vasanthi Venkatesh (Assistant Professor, Windsor Law)

Sara Wharton (Assistant Professor, Windsor Law)

Sujith Xavier (Assistant Professor, Windsor Law)

Britney De Costa (LLM Student, University of Windsor)

Kathryn Tisdale

Paul Chislett

Rebecca Hines

Tori-Lee Jenkins (Student, Windsor Law)

Alex Denonville

Krista Staley (University of Windsor)

Allahnah Karmali (Student, Western University )

John Popham

Ameen Al Rohani (Student, Windsor Law)

Anne Marie Predko (Lawyer)

Lisa Sylvestre

Kelly Morrissey (Teacher)

Irina Ceric (Professor and Lawyer, Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

Shruti Joshi (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy School of Law)

David M Tanovich (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor)

Conor Gordon (Law Student)

Annette Demers (Associate Dean Law Library and Legal Research Services, University of Windsor)

Athena Portokalidis (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy School of Law)

Rixi Abrahamsohn (Psychologist)

Katie Wootton

Arshile Egoyan

Nathalie Griffore

Barbara Mayer

Ramsha Imam

Svjetlana Oppen

Karin Humphreys (Associate Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University)

Katie Behan (Social Justice Career Coordinator, Windsor Law)

Jyl Panjer (Social Worker)

Shannon Porcellini

Will Hanley (Assistant Professor, Florida State University)

Sarah Voegeli (Student, Windsor Law)

Greg Mayer (Academic Professional, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Jackie Sheriff

Shirley Glass

Michelle Mainwaring (General Manager, Thames Theatre Company)

Julie Biddle

Doug Earl

Catherine Shamie

Sandra Shushani (University of Windsor, Faculty of Law)

Laurie Reece

Natasha Donnelly (Student, Windsor Law)

Kaitlyn Guillemaud

Karen Wharton

Maria Salman

Susan Ursel

Sheila Bagala (Registered Nurse, University of Windsor)

Jean Bosson

Nadja Pelkey  (Technician, Sessional Instructor, University of Windsor)

Nicholas Hersh (Immigration/Refugee Lawyer, West End Legal Services)

Jeffery G Hewitt (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law University of Windsor)

Stephanie Tran (Student, Seneca College)

Manar Shoshani (Graduate Student, University of Windsor)

Tarek Alsmoudi (Life skills coordinater, Multi Cultural Council)

Kelsey Lange

Chantal Tie (Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa)

Selma Eren Conklin (Law Library, University of Windsor)

Gerry Grossi   (Lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario)

Philippa Von Ziegenweidt

Frederica Wilson

Melanie Adrian (Associate Professor, Carleton University)

Catie Ash (Editor, Ivey Business School, Western University)

Pascale Chapdelaine  (Associate Professor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law)

Faisal Bhabha  (Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)

Andrew Rossi (Student, Windsor Law)

Frances Cachon (University of Windsor)

Nadine McKay

John A. Giurin   (Minister, St. James Presbyterian Church, Chatham)

Bob Elliott

Christopher O’Keefe (Ph.D Student, University of Windsor)

Dayna Cornwall (Project Coordinator, National Self-Represented Litigants Project)

M. Collins

Sahar Talebi (Student, University of Windsor)

Sujith Sutharsan (Student, University of Windsor)

Cathy Lysack  (Professor, Wayne State University)

Lisa Milne (Access Services Administrator, University of Windsor)

Andrew Oliver (Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto)

Dana Jansens (Staff Software Engineer, Google Canada)

Megan Bradley (Assistant Professor, McGil University)

Ramona Jennex

Thomas Kuttner (Resident Scholar, Windsor Law)

Joshua Culling

Julan Al-Yassin

Matt Alexander

Lindsay Perkin (Teacher)

Maureen Duffy (Assistant Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law)

Jagmeet Singh (MPP Bramalea – Gore – Malton, Legislative Assembly of Ontario)

Dayna Steinfeld (Lawyer)

Pierre Boulos (Faculty Member, University of Windsor)

Krista McNaughton

Navneet Dhanju (Student, Windsor Law)

Greg Hagen (Associate Professor, University of Calgary)

Sanja Bezarevic (Student, Windsor Law, Detroit Mercy Law)

Karin Eckart

Lee Ann Weigold

Teodora Slijepcevic (Student, Windsor Law)

Dr. Jennifer L. Schuzl (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba)

Stephanie Keon-Pinkerton  Teacher

Neila Doum Vorano   (McGill Student)

Kevin Simms  (Student, Windsor Law)

Diann Chea (Barrister and Solicitor, Scarborough Community Legal Services)

Jon Liss

Teddy Weinstein (Student, Windsor Law)

Tamam Yassin

Karen Robinet

Petrea McConvey (Community Legal Worker, Scarborough Community Legal Services)

Lois Rooney-Giurin

Jessica Tracey (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy School of Law)

Angela Kubica (Student, Windsor Law)

David Robinson (Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Emma Mauze

Angela Zhu (Student, Windsor Law)

Reta Ghanim (Student, Windsor Law)

Samantha Pillon (Student, Windsor Law)

John Patrick Stanley (Student, Windsor Law)

James M. Patterson (Clergy, Presbyterian)

Laura Smith (Student, University of Windsor Law/ Detroit Mercy School of Law)

Madalyn Bavaro (Student, Windsor Law)

Matthew Flisfeder (Assistant Professor , University of Winnipeg)

Laura Hasulo (Conductor, CN Rail)

Frazier Fathers (Manager, Community Impact and Learning, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County)

Jackie Gallagher

Jennifer Singh (Student, University of Windsor)

Malini Guha (Assistant Professor, Carleton University)

Alison Zimmer

Jessica Farber (Student, McGill University)

Scott Murray

Aaliyah Madadi (Student, Windsor Law)

Amal Jammali (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant)

Julia Gamble  (Assistant Professor – Teaching Stream, University of Toronto)

Marianne Lithwick (Immigration lawyer, Lithwick Law)

Zina Chaker

Jonnette Watson Hamilton (Professor, University of Calgary)

Spencer Henson (Professor, University of Guelph)

Corinne L Mason (Associate Professor, Brandon University)

Vivian Ntiri (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy School of Law)

Ruaa Farhat (Pre-Social Work)

Sandra Hoenle

Amanda Dodge (Lawyer)

Sean Reginio (Student, Windsor Law)

M Fernandes

Sarah Marsden (Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University)

Alexandra Boychyn (Scotiabank)

Matt Thomas (Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Rubaina Singh (Student, Windsor Law)

Jory Garibaldi (Student, Windsor Law/ Detroit Mercy School of Law)

Simon Gooding-Townsend (Law and Public Policy Student, University of Toronto)

Rachel Liu

Jessica Mank (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Spencer Bass

Madison Hass (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Zoe Parco

Eliza (Student, University of Toronto)

Alisha Cunning (Social Worker)

Michelle Hayman (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Emily Dies (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Maseeh Haseeb (Academic, Queen’s University)

Montana Cardinal (Student)

Laura Farley Ratcliffe

Anne McGillivray, (Professor of Law, University of Manitoba (retd.))

Arjei Franklin (Teacher)

Meredith McCann (Student, Windsor Law)

Laurie Jacklin (Professor, Laurier University)

Carrie Cummings (Legal Counsel, D2L Corporation)

Nathan Prendergast Law Student  University of Windsor

Sarah Smith

Matthew Milne (Student, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law)

Leslie Soopalu (Co-Chair, Valley Welcome Refugee Sponsorship)

Alexa Benzinger

Laurie Chu (Student, Windsor Law)

Ilija Dimeski (Student, Windsor Law)

Lindsay Trevelyan

Frances Cachon (University of Windsor)

Shafaq Ahmad

Jennifer Koshan (Professor, Faculty of Law, U Calgary)

Marcus Campbell (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Anne Marie Predko (Lawyer)

Alessandra Cinotti (Student, Windsor Law)

Adelia Neufeld Wiens

Erika Wharton-Shukster (Student, University of Toronto)

Emre Esensoy (Student, Windsor Law)

Alexa Benzinger

Dara Jospe (Associate, Fasken Martineau)

Megan McCarrell (Registered Midwife)

Heather Greene (Professor, St. Clair College)

Lee-Anne Gadd (Licensed Paralegal)

Angelo B Mingarelli (Professor , Carleton University)

Heather Greene (Professor, St. Clair College)

Jessica Clement (Student, Windsor Law)

Michael Fox  (Financial Advisor)

Tahera U (Elementary school teacher)

Gurleen Gill (Student, Windsor Law)

Freya Keddie

Sue Stroud

Elizabeth Wensley (Board Member, Circle of Friends for Newcomers Hamilton)

David Hoover

Sandra M. Harper (Retired, McMaster University)

Lori Newton (Executive Director)

Bernie Hammond (Professor Emeritus)

Anne Harvey

Sara Fegelman

Cheryl Hardcastle (MP Windsor-Tecumseh)

Erin O’Rourke (Student)

Richard Page

Kate Nasato

Alan Alizadeh

Lee Dowhun

Sarah Buhler (Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Law)

Stephanie Taylor

Luka Vukelic (Student, University of Victoria Faculty of Law)

Joshua D. Oppal (Student, University of Victoria Faculty of Law)

Jeremy Henderson (Student, University of Victoria Faculty of Law)

Makaela Peters (Student, University of Victoria Faculty of Law)

Jordan Marks (University of Victoria)

Heather Hoiness (Lawyer)

Tamara Ramusovic

Allison Tremblay (Lawyer, Victory Square Law Office)

Natalie Muradian

Rachel Roy (Lawyer)

Martina Boyd

Susanna Quail (Lawyer, Labour Lawyers for Refugees)

Leila Geggie Hurst (Student, University of Victoria)

Sienna Zampino

Hilary Henley (Student, Windsor Law)

Sarah Dowhun

Debbie Rachlis (Lawyer , Waldman & Associates)

Tomislav Sapic (Technologist, Lakehead University)

Rebecca Lockwood (Lawyer , Jackman, Nazami & Associates)

Sarah Bittman (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Jayde Jessome (Student, University of Victoria Law)

Samantha Hale (Student, Windsor Law)

Jade Armstrong (RECE)

Ruebe James (Student , Windsor Law)

Carla Lipsig-Mumme (Professor, York University)

Francesca Provenzano (Student, Windsor Law)

Usha S Sriskandarajah

Andrea Van Tine (Student, University of Victoria Faculty of Law)

Linda Peake (Professor, York University)

Christopher Waters (Professor, University of Windsor)

Catherine Oliver (MD)

Lynne Hone

Hilary Young (Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law)

Claudia Petrilli

Amanda Tubbs (Student, Windsor Law)

Kate Chamberlin (Student, McGill University)

Dan McCafferty (Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba)

Hannah Shaikh (Articling Student)

Katherine Friesen

Janet Gadeski Citizen

Christyn Perkons

Allan Greenbaum (Instructor, York University)

John Mummé Architect

Shelley Henley

Anujah Posarajah (Masters Student, Kingston University London)

Tom Taylor

Shahzad Khan

Geoff Bickerton (Director of Research, Canadian Union of Postal Workers)

Jen Burton Liang (Child Life Specialist, Art Therapist)

Myra Tawfik (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor)

Lisa Emmons (Artistic Director, Form Contemporary Dance Theatre)

Katie Szilagyi (LLM Candidate, Tel Aviv University)

Rojin Jazayeri (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy Faculty of Law)

Dharani Rana

Madison McNerney (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy Faculty of Law)

Nasrin Sattarian

Kimberly Potter (Lawyer)

Wendy Hartley

Arlette Bax

Dr. Allyson Lunny (Associate Professor, York University)

Shahed Doroudi (Entrepreneur, Self Employed)

Ty Laframboise

John Simoulidis (Assistant Lecturer, York University)

Cristina Gutiu

H Johnson

Tina Saban (Student, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Hamaseh Doroudi

Jagdeep Raina

Rhonda Hildebrand Gascho

Anya Sass

Charlotte Freeman-Shaw (Lawyer)

Linda Briskin (Professor Emeritus, York University)

Alyse Schacter (Medical student)

Tricia Lucas

Claudia Taylor (Alumni, University of Windsor)

Deidre Brandt (Law Student, University of Saskatchewan)

Tammy Truong (Law Student, University of Ottawa)

Leela Fallah

Kirstin Drummond (Law Student, Western University)

Melissa Morton (Law Student, University of Ottawa)

Liz Guilbault (Law student, Queen’s University)

Hisham Imtiaz (Student, Queen’s University Faculty of Law)

Lee Webb (Lawyer)

Warwick Walton (Intern, Philippe Kirsch Institute)

Elspeth Graham (Law Student, Western University)

Marika Maksymec (Student)

Béatrice Venne (Étudiante en droit (UQÀM))

Ajanthana Anandarajah (Law Student, Queen’s University)

Estelle

Doug Charles

Lori Hill

Raimah Chowdhury

Margaret Liddle (Assistant Professor, University of Windsor)

Amber Joy Kouvalis

Kathryn Edmunds (Assistant Professor, University of Windsor)

Lacey Praill

Amanda Glasbeek (Associate Professor, Criminology, York University)

George Floresco (Postal Worker, CUPW)

Charis Jung (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Ipek Tezol (Student, McGill University)

John Holmes (Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University)

Anne Forrest (Faculty, University of Windsor)

Andalieb Abu-Zahra (Interior Designer, Aha! Interiors)

Hussein Zarif (Intl. Student Recruitment & Marketing, Canada By Choice, Immigration Firm)

Aisha Malik (University of Windsor)

Jane Ku (Associate Professor, Sociolgy/Women&Gender Studies, University of Windsor)

Enbal Singer (Law Student, University of Toronto)

Ahmad Haidar-Ahmad

Frances Chapman (Associate Professor, Lakehead University)

Adan Ahmed

Emily Rosser (Bystander Initiative Coordinator, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Windsor)

Jeff Noonan (Professor of Philosophy, University of Windsor)

Nicole David (Windsor Essex Welcomes Refugees: A community project)

Donia Mohamed (Undergraduate, University of Windsor)

Nicole Pelaia (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy Law)

Aruna Vithiananthan (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy Law)

Nicholas Andrews

Catherine Hundleby (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Renee Bondy (Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Windsor)

Debra Parkes (Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC)

Deaa Sham (Student )

Emaad Maqbool

Rebecca Lockert (Law Student, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law)

Charlene Senn (Department of Psychology, University of Windsor)

Kevin Matthews (CUPW)

Michele Gnanamuttu (Research Manager, Windsor Youth Centre)

Horia Tabatabaei Soltani (Student, Windsor Law )

Justin Teeuwen (Teacher, University of Windsor)

Dave Johnston (Scholarly Communications Coordinator University of Windsor)

Vicki Leung (Law Library, Uwindsor, University of Windsor)

Brian A. Brown (Assistant Professor; Dept. of Comm., Media & Film, University of Windsor)

Jesse Salah Ovadia (Assistant Professor, University of Windsor)

Greg A. Chung-Yan (Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Windsor)

Amy Fitzgerald (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Jamey Essex (University of Windsor)

Sang-Chul Suh (Professor, University of Windsor)

Maureen Muldoon (University of Windsor)

Kim Calderwood (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Anna DeCia-Gualtieri (Windsor Law Career Services Officer, University of Windsor)

(Rebecca) Anne Dull Baird (Assoc. Professor, Psychology, University of Windsor)

Karen Pillon (Head, Access Services, University of Windsor)

Joanne Payne

Dr. Dennis Higgs (Professor/Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor)

John Trant (Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Elizabeth Starr (Professor, University of Windsor)

Nobuko Fujita (Learning Specialist, University of Windsor)

Julie Sando

Dr. James Winter (Professor, University of Windsor)

Erica Stevens Abbitt (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Dawna Proudman

Tanya Basok (Professor, University of Windsor)

Alaa Bondok   (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor)

Ronald Meng (Professor, University of Windsor)

Ashish Mahajan (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Simona Lepadatu

Nino Ricci (Assistant Professor, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Windsor)

Cheran Rudhramoorthy (Doctor, University of Windsor)

Kathryn Lafreniere (Professor, University of Windsor)

Susan M. Holloway (Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor)

Kris McInnis

John Otter

Deborah Cook (Professor, University of Windsor)

Alissa Enns

Deborah Cook (Professor, University of Windsor)

Virginia Walsh (Adjunct Lecturer/Sessional Instructor, University of Windsor)

Sharon Johnson

Richard F Lewis (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Alaa Osseily (Sales, Gap)

Trevor Pittman (University of Windsor)

Danielle Sirek (University of Windsor)

Jyotika Virdi (Assoicate Professor, University of Windsor)

Dr. Abdul-Fattah Asfour (Professor, University of Windsor)

Mohammad Hassanzadeh (Instructor, University of Windsor)

Kas Pavanantharajah (Lawyer)

Rashid Rashidzadeh (Adjucnt Professor, University of Windsor)

Hanan El-Sayed (Research associate and sessional instructor, University of Windsor)

Sharon Thorpe (Nursing Sessional Faculty, University of Windsor)

Marianne Watchel (Refugee Response Collective)

John Sewell (Former Mayor of Toronto)

Frances Cachon (Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Windsor)

Esther Van Eek (Faculty, University of Windsor)

Norma Davis

David Guetter (Faculty, University of Windsor)

Phil Harbord

Ahmad Al Alwani (University of Windsor)

Abdul Alwani (Public Servant, CNSC)

Walaa Yassine (Employer, Popeyes)

Barbara Harrison (Community-based Researcher           )

Lisa Sandlos (University Instructor, York University)

Cara Fabre (Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Windsor)

Shelagh Towson (University of Windsor)

Lee Rodney (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Cathy Hansen

Susan Kalles (Professor, Mohawk College)

Nicole L Longstaff

Tanya Noel (Learning Specialist, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor)

Adrian Guta (Assistant Professor, University of Windsor)

Lesley Rowe (Teacher, Upper Grand School Board)

Victoria Paraschak (Professor, University of Windsor)

Adam Vasey

Jill Singleton-Jackson  (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Eva Ross

Nora Zylstra-Savage

Cecilia M Akyempon (Registered Nurse, Co-Chair, Lawrence Park Community Church Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee)

Douglas Earl

Michael Darroch (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Keith Beveridge (Canada4Refugees)

Natasha Hay (University of Toronto)

Richard Douglass-Chin (Dr., University of Windsor, Department of English)

Susan Holbrook (Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Windsor)

Heidi Matthews

Lindsay Beattie

Mustapha Hamil (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Windsor)

Luyse Groulx

Marilyn Bacon

Ken Kerluke

John D. Suk (Rev. Dr., Lawrence Park Community Church (UCC))

Joshua Peters (Engineer, WSB)

Laurie Chaffee-Bent

Victoria Palermo (Student, Windsor Law)

Bridget Ryan

Matthew Tapia (Student, Windsor Law/Detroit Mercy Law)

Felicia Urbanski (Church Minister, Erin United Church)

Naina Singh (Law Student, Windsor Law’s SLS Equity and Diversity Representative, University of Windsor)

Antonia Baker (Paralegal)

Enver Villamiza (Teacher)

Christina Yule

Julie Hakim-Larson (Professor, University of Windsor)

Maulik Thakkar (University of Toronto)

Ivreet Kaler (Student, Windsor Law)

Clare Booker

Danyal Rawjani (Student, University of Windsor)

Melika Dabirian (Student, Windsor Law)

Donna Richardson (Lawrence Park Community Church)

Michael Hodgins (Student, Windsor Law)

Nikki Dehnashi (Student, Windsor Law)

Andrew Swan  (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Bob Ferguson (Partner, Ferguson + Mak LLP)

Jason McBride (Journalist)

Betty Barrett  (Associate Professor, University of Windsor)

Garth Yarde

Anne Dagenais Guertin

Nancy Graham (Public Health Nurse, Ripple Refugee Sponsorship Group)

Houda Ajaj (WRAP, Clerical Support Worker)

Delee Duyker

John Elder

Susan Kernohan

Jordynne Ropat

Michael Barclay

Meriam Issa

Rosemary Dick (Volunteer, Lawrence Park Community Church)

David Fleming

Mona Massiss

Kristen

Barbara Garber

Anne St Pierre

Helen Rattray

David Langille (Lecturer, University of Toronto)

Julianne McKellar

Lee Andrews (Social Worker)

Cathy Lavery

Ann Lay (Chaplain, Headwaters Hospital)

Brenda Meadows (Retired Teacher)

Lauren Snyder-Gault (Past Chair, Board of Directors, Tecumseh United Church)

Ron McBeth

Bill Mous

Rhiannon Hill (Program & Communications Secretary, Lawrence Park Community Church)

Abdulah Hourani

Kelly Captain (Windsor Fire Rescue)

Lynn Kainz

Kelsey Lange (Lawyer)

Breanne Jury

Karina Thompson (Lawyer)

Isabelle Hachette

John Liss (Lawyer)

Brydon Gombay (Community Psychologist)

Diane Dicks (Catholics without Borders, Retired)

Aditya Rao (Student, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law)

Jen Powley

Carol Rennie

Andy Blair (Atlantic Representative, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice)

Céline Füri

Naomi Yokota (Vancouver School Board)

Ashlie Dove

Saqawadin Mohamed

Mary Christine Khayat

Luin Goldring (Professor, York University)

Dawn Chisholm

Selim Sulaiman (Retired)

Anna Kanavins

Jane Good

Augusta Lokhorst (Social Worker)

Carole Kowcun

Miriam Mcleod (Lawyer)

Deanna Fenwick (Fenwick Graphics)

Gavin Fridell  (Saint Mary’s University)

Shauna Labman (Assistant Professor, Law, University of Manitoba)

Norbert Piché (Country Director, Jesuit Refugee Service – Canada)

Maryellen Symons (Barrister and Solicitor)

Janet Cleveland (Researcher, SHERPA Research Centre, McGill University)

Ruth Bishop (HRSB)

Razmeen Joya (Lawyer)

Ania Kwadrans

Kathryn Belzer

Robert Graham (Musician)

Allison Rhoades (Lawyer)

Julie Young (McMaster University)

Elly Danica

Carolyn van Gurp

Sally Dimachki (Refugee 613)

Lois Anne Bordowitz (FCJ Refugee Centre)

Judith Baker

Azaria Wolday (Refugee Sponsorship Program Manager, Northwood Neighbourhood Services)

Shamir Tanna

Anna Purkey  (Assistant Professor, St.Jerome’s University)

Sharon L Ward

Mary Kapron (University of Ottawa)

Chris H (Stock Handler, London Drugs Ltd)

Sharon L Ward

Susan van Gurp

Tory James (Aboriginal Education Council University of Windsor)

Bill Swan

Mélissa Loïzou

Margaret Sagar (Reverend, Retired UCC Ordained Minister)

Wallace D. James (Apsley Auctions)

Dale Watson (United in Action)

Anne Watson (United in Action)

Helen Meyer

Deyanira Benavides  (Paralegal, CLW, HCLC)

Brenda Corney (Registered Nurse)

Sharon Crowe (Lawyer, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic)

Mariam Jalali

Penelope Nikolaiczuk

Jack McCarthy

Jeff Calvert

Prem Kalia (Retired teacher)

Hagell Elizabeth

Kathryn Rhoades

Rev. Michele Rowe (Minister, United Church of Canada)

Leslie Chisholm

Marika Veysey

Sharmin Rahman (Lawyer)

A L . Williamson

Bleu Rae (Educator/ Small business owner)

William Payne (Refugee Research Network, York University)

Daphnee Ouellet (UNHCR)

August Guillaume

Kate O’Connor

Richard MacKellar (Adjunct Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business)

Shirley Challoner (United in Action sponsoring group, Red Deer)

Lauri Burgess

Vicki Ramsay

Sylvia Petras

Maida Follini  (Clerk, Halifax Friends Meeting (Quakers))

Elaine Weeks (Author)

Sue Waudby-Smith

Nancy Henderson (RN)

Colleen Cannon (Clinical Psychologist)

Peter Cassidy (Graduate, Univeristy of Windsor Law school, 1984)

Corrie Douma

Jennifer Palmer

John Calvert (Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University)

Sara Hanson (Lawyer)

Elizabeth Ann Ellis (Former teacher)

Michael Tilleard

Glenn Sergus

Les Danielski  (Student, University of Windsor)

Blaevoet Emmanuel

Linda M. Ervin (Rev, Retired)

Val Steinmann (Heartwood Farm)

Kerri Zold (University of Windsor)

Kim Held

Nicole Markotic (Professor, University of Windsor)

Mouna Bile (Hamilton Community Legal Clinic)

Pilar Riano-Alcala (University of British Columbia)

Mike Longmoore (Retirees Union Rep, Unifor 444 Retirees)

Sue Comish (Housewife)

David Saffer

Kate Motluk

Donna Richardson

Mary Lynn Lewis

Kathleen Hadford

Helen Griffiths

Jim Griffiths

Nancy Thomson

Ted Mills (Member, Lawrence Park Community Church)

Natalie Appleyard

Colleen Westeinde

Jennifer Morawiecki (Dalhousie University)

Peter Shand (Software Developer, Bank of Canada)

Baris Bilgen (Part-time Professor, uOttawa)

Colin Freebury

Isabelle

Mary Anne Burke

Rosemary Russell

Nabil Kabalan (Prof, Algonquin College)

Larry Ladell

Allana Chatterton

Margaret Jaques

Heidi Braun

Marina Moraitis

Huda Ali

Adrienne Silnicki (Executive Director)

Anne Downes

Janet Adams

Victoria Wan (Law Student, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law)

Heather Blenkiron (President, CNH Tours)

Caroline Bowden (English as a Second Language Teacher)

Tarun Rahman (Medical Student)

Deborah Scott-Douglas

Allison Dingle

Michele L Veilleux

Helen Miller

Ginette Bourgeois

Jan Moleski

Sarah Dowswell

Janne Cleveland

Heather Zamorano (Lawyer)

Catherine Wills (Chartered Mediator)

Tamsyn Farr

Callary Eva

Dan Imbrogno

Loretta Fleming

Vicky Assad (Owner, Colour By Design)

Ebaa Al Boiny (Academic Manager, CBIE)

Sana Hafez

Katherine Fitz O’Neil

Christopher George (Former CIDA Officer)

Madison Watson

Elliane Loignon (Student, University of Ottawa)

Ba Menda

Saadia Nuh (Multicultural Liaison Officer, Ottawa Community Immigrant Organization)

Jennifer Martin

Rahaf Kokash

Elizabeth Lamarche (Refugee 613 Volunteer)

Meriam Tayar

Susan Murray

Lucie Paquette (1963)

Cynthia Baxter

Heather Zamorano (Lawyer)

Rosanne Iland

Keely Whitford

Marjorie Clegg

Sally Hutchinson

Beatrice Rutayisire (Student, University of Ottawa)

Rhianna Haley

Nisreen Almadhoun (Educator – OCDSB, OCDSB)

Catharine Shanahan

Anne Louise Parker

Tim Leahy (General Counsel, Forefront Migration Ltd.)

Sheileagh MacIsaac

 

CC.

Hon. Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition, Conservative Party of Canada

Hon. Thomas J. Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party

Hon. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party

Hon. Jenny Kwan, Critic for Immigration , Refugees and Citizenship (NDP)

Hon. Michelle Rempel, Official Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, (CPC)