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Save Our Gaza Families: Urgent Two-Day Silent Vigil for Family Reunification

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 20 @ 4:00 pm

For 3 days in February, Palestinian Canadians with loved ones in Gaza held vigil for 8 hours daily at the entrance to the House of Commons. The message was clear: issue the permits needed to help their families escape the genocide. Immigration Minister Marc Miller drove by, saw the families, but refused to meet with them.

It is over two full months since the program that was supposed to help them opened, yet it has saved no one, and scores have been killed waiting for Canada to end its “None is Too Many” policy for Palestinians, a shameful repeat of its failure to rescue Jews from genocide in the 1930s and 1940s.

Marc Miller must take immediate action to change direction, fix the huge problems with the system, and end the built-in, discriminatory obstacles that are placing these families’ loved ones at lethal risk.

Toward that end, we will gather once more on March 19 and 20, to meet with MPs, members of the public, and one another to continue pressing to open the doors to safety. The biggest obstacle to family reunification is not the Rafah border. It is a Canadian immigration bureaucracy that refuses to value the lives of Palestinian men, women and children who are being starved and bombed to death in what the International Court of Justice calls a plausible case of genocide.

Organized by Gazan Canadian League, endorsed by Rural Refugee Rights Network


March 19 @ 9:00 am
March 20 @ 4:00 pm


Rural Refugee Rights Network
(613) 300-9536
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Ottawa House of Commons
111 Wellington St
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0A6 Canada
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