October 19, a complaint has been provided to Justice Minister Lametti, in regard to the illegal Israeli military recruiting happening in Canada.
An open letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Ken Loach, former MP Jim Manly, as well as poet El Jones and author Yann Martel, and more than 170 Canadians as well as several others, has been delivered to Justice Minister David Lametti asking him to investigate recruitment taking place in Canada for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Alongside the open letter, a formal legal complaint was sent to the justice minister.
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.
Canadian Dimension Why is the Israeli military still recruiting in Canada? For three quarters of a century Canadians have been recruited inside this country to fight in Israel’s military, Yves Engler / October 19, 2020
Rabble.ca Canadians should not be recruited to fight for the Israeli army, Bianca Mugyenyi/October 19, 2020
The Canada Files Toronto schools push students to join Israeli military, Yves Enger/October 19, 2020
The Canada Files, Open letter declares opposition to the Illegal Recruitment of Canadians by the IDF, Bruce Katz/October 21, 2020
Mondoweiss, Canadians call on justice department to investigate IDF recruitment in Toronto schools, Yves Engler/October 21, 2020