On October 19, a legal complaint was delivered to Justice Minister Lametti accompanied by a letter signed by 170+ Canadians.
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.
Subsequently 1400+ letters have been sent to Justice Minister Lametti outlining people’s concerns about this flagarant ignoring of Canadian law.
Le Devoir reported on the delivery of the complaint, and also subsequently on Minister’s Lametti’s comments that “It is necessary that the diplomats from another country, therefore the diplomats of Israel who are here, follow Canadian law”, confirmed the minister. “Usually in Canada, it is up to the police investigators to decide whether there have been offenses and if there is one,for the prosecutor to proceed with formal charges. So I am going to leave the decision to the institutions we have in Canada to monitor the situation,”
Subsequent to Lametti’s comments, John Philpot contacted the prosecutor and the following letter has been delivered to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki.