Iranian Canadian Congress Writes Open Letter Opposing Changes to Quebec's PEQ Immigration System

 

 

Find below, in French and English, a letter from the ICC's President Soudeh Ghasemi to the Government of Quebec opposing their proposed changes to Quebec's PEQ (Programme de l’expérience québécoise/ Québec Experience Program) immigration program. The proposed changes to the program will not only harm the lives of countless international students and workers, but also harm Quebec's ability to gain access to much needed skills that will be required in the post-pandemic recovery.

Read below:

Adressé aux honorables premier ministre du Québec, M. Legault, et M. Jolin-Barrette

Je vous écris en tant que présidente du Congrès irano-canadien, une organisation à but non lucratif, non partisane et non religieuse défendant les intérêts de la communauté irano-canadienne.

Nous voulons vous exprimer notre vive inquiétude face aux récentes réformes proposées par votre gouvernement sur le (PEQ), un programme d'immigration qui offre aux étudiants internationaux et aux travailleurs étrangers temporaires déjà au Québec, une voie vers la résidence permanente au Canada. 

Nous voulons exprimer notre opposition aux réformes annoncées du PEQ qui ont été proposées par votre ministre de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration, M. Simon Jolin-Barrette, pour les raisons suivantes.

Nous croyons qu'en imposant les critères d'admissibilité obligatoires pour postuler au PEQ à 12 mois d'expérience de travail à temps plein et en limitant les professions admissibles, votre gouvernement met en place des obstacles inutiles pour acquérir le statut de résident permanent au Québec. Cela affaiblit non seulement l'économie du Québec, mais discrimine également particulièrement les employés à temps partiel et ceux qui tentent de contribuer et de s'intégrer la société québécoise.

Nous croyons qu'en instaurant ces réformes, qui n'incluent aucune forme de protection pour les étudiants et les travailleurs internationaux déjà au Québec, le gouvernement du Québec décourage de nombreux étudiants et travailleurs qui ont déménagé dans la province en supposant l'accessibilité actuelle du PEQ, et rend la vie de beaucoup de ces résidents extrêmement précaire, surtout au milieu d'une urgence de santé publique et économique. Compte tenu des circonstances actuelles, on peut se demander comment rendre la résidence du Québec peu attrayante pour les étudiants et les travailleurs internationaux pourrait être justifiée, économiquement ou autrement.

D'un point de vue humanitaire, il est également évident que ces réformes indiquent un mépris total pour la vie et les moyens de subsistance des nombreux étudiants internationaux qui paient des frais de scolarité extrêmement élevés et de tous les travailleurs étrangers temporaires, en particulier ceux qui travaillent sous les niveaux professionnels C et D dont le travail est directement lié à la stabilité économique du Québec.

Bref, nous croyons que les réformes proposées exercent une pression indue sur les travailleurs et les étudiants internationaux, tout en décourageant l'immigration au Québec faute d'un avenir productif dans la province.

Ainsi, nous aimerions que vous mettiez un terme complet à ces réformes et instauriez des réformes facilitatrices, plutôt que le contraire, à l'obtention de la résidence au Québec par les étudiants et les travailleurs internationaux.

Soudeh Ghasemi,

Présidente

Congrès Irano-Canadien

 

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Addressed to the Hon. Premier of Quebec Mr. Legault, and Mr. Jolin-Barrette

I am writing you this email as the President of the Iranian Canadian Congress, a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-religious organization advocating for the interests of the Iranian-Canadian community.

This letter expresses our concerns about the recent reforms proposed by your government onto the (PEQ), an immigration program that offers international students and temporary foreign workers already in Quebec a pathway to Canadian permanent residency. 

We want to express our opposition to the announced reforms to the PEQ which has been proposed by your Immigration, Francisation and Integration minister, Mr. Simon Jolin-Barrette, for the following reasons. 

We believe, by enforcing the mandatory criteria of eligibility for applying to PFQ to 12 months of full-time work experience, and by limiting the eligible occupations, your government puts forward unnecessary barriers for acquiring permanent residency status in Quebec. This not only weakens Quebec’s economy, but also discriminates especially against part-time employees and those who are attempting to contribute and integrate into Quebec society.

We believe that by instituting these reforms, which fail to include any kind of protection for international students and workers already in Quebec, the Quebec government discourages many students and workers whom moved to the province under the assumption of the present accessibility of the PEQ, and makes the lives of many of its residents extremely unstable, especially now that we are in the midst of a public health and economic emergency. Given the present circumstances, one wonders how making Quebec-residency unattractive for international students and workers could possibly be justified, economically or otherwise.

From a humanitarian standpoint, it is also evident that these reforms indicate total disregard for the lives and livelihoods of the many international students who are paying extremely high tuition fees, and all temporary foreign workers, especially those who are working under the occupational levels C and D whose labour is directly related to Quebec’s economic stability. 

In short, we believe that the proposed reforms exact more undue pressure on international workers and students, while discouraging immigration to Quebec for want of a productive future in the province.

Thus, we would like you to stop these reforms entirely and institute reforms making it easier, rather than harder, for international students and international workers to obtain Quebec residency.

Soudeh Ghasemi

President

Iranian Canadian Congress


پاسخ کنگره ایرانیان کانادا به شبکه ایران اینترنشنال: با رسانه ای که منابع مالی آن شفاف نیست مصاحبه نمی کنیم

 

پاسخ کنگره ایرانیان کانادا به شبکه ایران اینترنشنال: با رسانه ای که منابع مالی آن شفاف نیست مصاحبه نمی کنیم

روز ۸ آوریل ۲۰۲۰، کنگره ایرانیان کانادا درخواست مصاحبه ای از گزارشگر شبکه ایرانیان اینترنشنال در تورنتو دریافت کرد. در این درخواست آمده است که این شبکه خبری قصد دارد گزارشی درباره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا تهیه کند و از سخنگوی این سازمان نیز دعوت به مصاحبه کرده است. هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا تصمیم گرفت که دراین مصاحبه شرکت نکند و دلایل خود را برای رد این مصاحبه از طریق این متن با شما، اعضا و حامیان کنگره ایرانیان کانادا در میان بگذارد:

دلیل اول: طبق گزارش های متعدد از جمله از جانب نشریات معتبری مانند گاردین و وال استریت ژورنال شبکه "ایران اینترنشنال" وابسته به دربار عربستان سعودی است و با سرمایه گذاری آنها تاسیس شده است. شبکه ایران اینترنشنال این گزارش ها را رد کرده است اما هیچگاه حاضر به شفاف سازی درباره منابع مالی خود نشده است. ما اعتقاد داریم هر رسانه حرفه ای که وظیفه آن آگاهی رسانی به مردم و پرسشگری از نهاد های قدرت است باید ابتدا خود درباره منابع مالی و وابستگی های خود با مخاطبان شفاف باشد.

دلیل دوم: خبرنگار شبکه ایران اینترنشنال در تورنتو، محمد تاج دولتی، در سال های اخیر اتهامات نادرست و کذب زیادی را درباره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا و داوطلبان آن منتشر کرده است. متاسفانه نمی توان از چنین فردی انتظار تهیه یک گزارش حرفه ای و عادلانه را داشت. بنابراین از نظر اخلاقی نمی توانیم در مصاحبه ای شرکت کنیم که اطمینان داریم یک سناریو از پیش نوشته شده بر اساس پیش فرض های یک گزارشگر غیر حرفه ای در انتظار ماست.

هیات مدیره کنگره ایرانیان کانادا همواره از همکاری و پاسخگویی به تمامی رسانه ها استقبال کرده و خواهد کرد. در سالهای اخیر این سازمان با ده ها رسانه ایرانی و غیر ایرانی مصاحبه کرده است و چندین جلسه با نمایندگان رسانه های ایرانی-کانادایی و کنفرانس مطبوعاتی در محل پارلمان با حضور رسانه های اصلی کانادا نیز برگزار کرده است. ما به پاسخگویی به رسانه های حرفه ای و شفاف ادامه میدهیم. در رابطه با شبکه "ایران اینترنشنال" نیز هر زمانی که مدیران و مالکان این شبکه اطلاعات مربوط به منابع مالی خود را شفاف با مخاطبان در میان گذاشتند آماده پاسخگویی به هر خبرنگار حرفه ای از این رسانه نیز خواهیم بود.

در آخر نیز از شبکه ایران اینترنشنال می خواهیم پاسخ رسمی کنگره ایرانیان کانادا را در هر گزارشی مربوط به این سازمان پوشش دهد.

با تشکر و احترام،
سوده قاسمی
از طرف هیات مدیره کنگر ایرانیان کانادا

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/31/concern-over-uk-based-iranian-tv-channels-links-to-saudi-arabia

Iranian Canadian Congress Response to Interview Request from Iran International
On April 8th, 2020, we received an email from Iran International requesting an interview with the Iranian Canadian Congress to be included in a “reportage” currently being produced by this network. We have decided to reject this specific interview request for the following reasons:
Based on reports from the Guardian and Wall Street Journal, this news channel is funded by the Saudi Royal family. While we understand that International has rejected these reports,  yet they have failed to be transparent about their sources of funding, which we believe is vital for a media channel whose mission is to inform the public and hold those in power accountable.
 Unfortunately, Iran International correspondent in Toronto, Mohammad Tajdolati who also has experience of working for other Saudi-funded media outlets has shown no respect for professional journalism standards and missed no opportunity to spread misinformation about our volunteer-based organization. Therefore, it is impossible to expect this so-called journalist to produce an unbiased and professional reportage about the Iranian Canadian Congress.
The board members of the Iranian Canadian Congress have tremendous respect for all media organizations irrespective of their ideologies and their journalism styles and that is why we have conducted dozens of interviews with both English/Farsi media outlets in the previous years. However, we will always have serious reservations to conduct interviews with news channels like Iran International that do not respect professional journalism principles and are not transparent about their ownership and source of funding to the public
Last but not least, we would like to ask Iran International to include the ICC official response in any of the reports they produce about this organization. 

Support Iranian-Canadian Businesses During COVID Pandemic

As our country continues to fight the #COVID19 pandemic, we encourage members of our community to support local Persian restaurants and grocery stores offering take out foods and delivery options.

Please note the Iranian Canadian Congress is only sharing the lists of the businesses that are still operating and has no responsibility about the quality of their services.  

در راستای رعایت قوانین حفظ فاصله اجتماعی و ماندن در خانه، تسهیل دسترسی به خدمات و کالا نقشی مهم در عدم شیوع بیشتر COVID-19 ایفا می‌کند.. كنگره ايرانيان كانادا در همین راستا تصميم گرفت با صاحبان مشاغل مختلف در جامعه ايرانى-کانادایی تماس بگيرد و امكانات سرويس دهى انها در شرايط موجود را جويا شود. داوطلبين كنگره ايرانيان کانادا در تماس با برخی رستورانها و فروشگاههاى ايرانى-کانادایی اقدام به جمع آوری اطلاعات و نوع سرویس های آنان کرده و لیستی تهیه نمودند تا به دنبال آن جامعه ایرانی-کانادایی از خدمات آنها در روزهای قرنطینه مطلع گردند و بتوانند از آن استفاده کنند. این اقدام نه تنها سبب دسترسی آسان‌تر خانواده ها به خدمات و اقلام مورد نیازشان می شود، بلکه می تواند منجر به حمایت از کسب و کار ایرانیان کانادا نیز شود.


صاحبان رستورانها، فروشگاهها و ديگر مشاغلى كه مايلند اسم و مشخصاتشان به اين جدول اضافه شود مى توانند از طریق info@iccongress.ca با ما تماس گرفته و اطلاعات مربوط به كسب و كارشان را با ما در ميان بگذارند. اين تلاش براى تسهيل دسترسى جامعه ايرانیان کانادا به فروشگاهها، رستورانها صورت گرفته و محدود به كلان شهر تورنتو نيست. داوطلبين كنگره ايرانيان در مونتريال و ونكوور در حال جمع اورى اطلاعات هستند كه در اين جدول اطلاعات مربوط به مونتريال درج شده است. كمك كنيد تا با هم روزهاى قرنطينه و در خانه ماندن را راحتتر سر كنيم.


(کنگره ایرانیان کانادا مسئولیتی راجع به کیفیت کالا و سرویس های ارایه شده توسط کسب و کار های ذکر شده در لیست زیر ندارد.)

Aurora Super Shina Grocery Store 9055037462
       
North York Zaffron Restaurant Food & Beverage 4162237070
North York Taftan Kabab #2 Food & Beverage 4162245985
North York Gilaneh Restaurant Food & Beverage 4163909999
North York Ava Esfahan Food Market 6473477065
North York Khorak Supermarket Grocery Store 4162217558
North York Tavazo Dried Nuts #3 Grocery Store 4165518801
       
Richmond Hill Pizza Shab #2 Food & Beverage 9052376443
Richmond Hill Khansalar Restaurant Food & Beverage 9052378010
Richmond Hill Taftan Kabab #3 Food & Beverage 9053131031
Richmond Hill Heeva Fine Foods Grocery Store 9052379588
Richmond Hill Balout Grocery Store 9053138302
Richmond Hill Super Talaie Grocery Store 9058849056
Richmond Hill Tavazo Dried Nuts #1 Grocery Store 9059180494
       
Thornhill Minoo Catering Food & Beverage 4166624639
Thornhill Shatter Abbas Restaurant #1 Food & Beverage 9057315299
Thornhill Super Tehran Grocery Store 9054821770
Thornhill Parsian Fine Foods Grocery Store 9057091400
Thornhill Parsian Grocery Store 9057091400
Thornhill Tavazo Dried Nuts #2 Grocery Store 9057631855
       
Toronto Pizza Shab #4 Food & Beverage 4165514999
Toronto Shatter Abbas Restaurant #4 Food & Beverage 4165518010
Toronto Shatter Abbas Restaurant #2 Food & Beverage 4165909287
Toronto Queen of Persia Restaurant Food & Beverage 4166515500
Toronto Pizza Shab #3 Food & Beverage 4167921826
Toronto Pomegranate Persian Cuisine Food & Beverage 4169217557
Toronto Sina Persian Cuisine Food & Beverage 6473440211
Toronto Darbar Persian Grill Food & Beverage 6473514242
Toronto Meat store(Ali) Meat Shop 4164978918
       
West mount Toucheh Restaurant Food & Beverage (514) 369-6868
       
Montreal Kabab sara Food & Beverage 5149330933
Montreal Super St-Laurent Grocery Store 5143693474
Montreal Bazaar Grocery Store 5148461617
Montreal Supermarche Akhavan Grocery Store (514) 485-4887
Montreal Marche Alborz Grocery store (514) 638-5100
Montreal Marche Saluk Grocery store (514) 731-1000
       
Pierrefonds Akhavan Market Grocery store (514) 4662886

ICC Signs Open Letter Calling for an End to US Sanctions on Iran During the Coronavirus Epidemic

The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) is proud to join hundreds of academics, experts, and civil society activists who signed this open letter that calls for an end to US sanctions on Iran during this global pandemic. Find below the letter. You may also find it at this link.

This week, confirmed infections of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 surpassed 586,000 worldwide and global deaths rose past 26,800 as the outbreak continues to spread across the Middle East, Europe, and North America. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide deaths have tripled while global cases have more than doubled in the past week.

Iran is among the hardest-hit countries by the pandemic, with over 2,300 deaths and 32,000 cases of infections from the COVID-19. It is also the only country that is dealing with this level of cases while living under severe economic sanctions.

In 2018, the Trump administration imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran and implemented a policy of maximum pressure after withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

While on paper the US administration has provided humanitarian exemptions in its sanctions regime, reports from Iranian civil society, international aid organizations, and human rights groups including Human Rights Watch, show a different reality on the ground as US sanctions, including banking restrictions, have severely impacted Iranians’ access to medical equipment and essential medicine.

In recent weeks, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Pakistan have asked the U.S to ease sanctions on Iran during this unprecedented global pandemic. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has ignored these requests and instead have imposed even more sanctions on the country.

We believe that it is not only unjust to leave Iranian people alone in this global crisis, but is indeed a violation of Iranians’ inalienable rights to health and access to medical care. Furthermore, we believe that this pandemic is a shared global threat and it could only be defeated when all countries and people come together and support one another.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, call on all members of the United Nations Security Council to act in compliance with international law and UNSC resolution 2231 and to support Iranian people in their fight against this global pandemic.

We also urge the US lawmakers to pressure the Trump administration to immediately lift all sanctions that are impeding Iran’s response to the outbreak, including financial sanctions.


نامه روابط عمومی کنگره ایرانیان کانادا خطاب به صاحبان کسب و کارهای ایرانی-کانادایی

 

شرایط ویژه پیش آمده به دلیل شیوع ویروس کوید-۱۹ کسب و کارهای ایرانی-کانادایی‌ را با دشواری های بسیاری روبرو کرده است. این شرایط دشوار نه تنها مشکلات بسیاری را برای کارآفرینان ایرانی-کانادایی ایجاد میکند بلکه کارمندانی که در این کسب و کارها مشغول کار هستند نیز با مشکلات متعدد روبرو خواهند شد. کنگره ایرانیان کانادا اعتقاد دارد که حمایت از کسب و کارهای ایرانی-کانادایی به پویایی و پیشرفت جامعه ما کمک خواهد کرد.

کنگره ایرانیان کانادا از دولت کانادا و دولت های استانی میخواهد که با اختصاص بودجه ویژه و اضطراری اقدامات لازم را برای حمایت از کسب و کارهای کانادایی به ویژه کسب و کارهای کوچک انجام دهند.

در روزهای اخیر دولت فدرال و دولت های استانی برنامه خود برای اختصاص بودجه های ویژه و برخی اقدامات مثبت برای حمایت از بیزینس ها را اعلام کرده اند. کنگره ایرانیان کانادا از این اقدامات استقبال میکند اما حمایت از کسب و کارهای کوچک و کارمندان و کارگران نیاز به اقدامات بیشتر و اقدامات عملی و فوری دارد.

همچنین کنگره ایرانیان کانادا از کارآفرینان ایرانی-کانادایی و متخصصان و کارشناسان دعوت میکند که پیشنهادات خود را درباره راه های ممکن برای حمایت جامعه ایرانی از کسب و کارهای ایرانی-کانادایی در این زمان ویژه ارائه دهند. اولویت ما حفظ سلامت جامعه ایرانی-کانادایی و سلامت جامعه بزرگتر کانادا است. رعایت اصول و توصیه های بهداشتی مسئولان استانی و کشوری اولویت اصلی کنگره ایرانیان کانادا است. همزمان ای سی سی آماده بررسی راه کارهای پیشنهادی شما برای حمایت از بیزینس های ایرانی-کانادایی از طریق همکاری و حمایت جامعه ایرانی است.

لطفا پیشنهادات خود را همراه با اطلاعات تماس از طریق ایمیل برای ما ارسال کنید.
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- روابط عمومی کنگره ایرانیان کانادا


ICC Asks Canada & Red Cross to Help Iran During COVID19 Crisis

Find below an email that the ICC 's President Soudeh Ghasemi sent to Canadian Government Ministers asking Canada to help Iran during the COVID19 crisis:

 

Kind Attention:

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development

MP Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Janet Johnson, Vice President Philanthropy Canadian Red Cross 

I am contacting you on behalf of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC), a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-religious organization, established in 2007, to advance the interests of the Iranian-Canadian community.

In recent weeks Iran has been severely impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. The country has the third greatest number of deaths from the COVID-19 after China and Italy. According to the latest official statistics, Iran has confirmed 429 deaths and more than 10,000 cases of infections from this global epidemic. Iran has also been the main source of dozens of cases in countries including Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The concerning part is that some studies suggest that there are still many more unidentified cases in the country and the situation is expected to become even worse in the upcoming days. 

Iran has published a list of medical items and equipment it urgently needs which you can find attached to this email. Iran has communicated its list of requirements with the International Federation of Red Cross as well asking the international community for support in combating this COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Last week, some European countries along with the World Health Organization (WHO) have reportedly provided both technical and financial support to Iran.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his $1B COVID-19 package that included “ an additional $50 million to help vulnerable countries prepared for and respond to the virus, supporting efforts of the WHO and other partners.” We certainly believe that Iran is vulnerable and should meet the requirements to receive help and support from Canada. We urge the Canadian government to help Iran in its fight with this global pandemic.   

Last year, the ICC had a successful experience with the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) in the case of severe flooding in Iran. The federal government also provided aid through the Red Cross. Indeed, that is why we are reaching out again to explore ways in which we could help our government and Canadian Red Cross to, once again, provide support for the Iranian people in this time of emergency. Last time, the Government of Canada generously provided $250,000 to Iran through the International Federation of Red Cross and the CRC also launched a fundraising appeal to help flood victims in Iran. Based on the final report from the CRC, $150,000 was raised through this channel and was sent to Iran as part of the emergency assistance fund. 

We strongly believe there is an urgent need to take similar actions now and the ICC is fully prepared to help the government and the Canadian Red Cross in any way possible, especially when it comes to fundraising within the Iranian-Canadian community in Canada.

 

Sincerely,

Soudeh Ghasemi

President

Iranian Canadian Congress


Letter from Iranian Canadian Congress to Justin Trudeau on 60th Day Since Flight 752

Find below a letter sent by ICC President Soudeh Ghasemi to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the 60th day since the Flight 752 tragedy:
Honourable Prime Minister Trudeau,
 
Today marks the 60th day since the tragedy of Flight 752, when Iranian armed forces shot down a passenger airplane and killed all on board, the vast majority of whom were from the Iranian-Canadian community.
 
We take this moment to recommit ourselves to transparency, accountability, and justice for the victims of Flight 752 and their families. We once again condemn the Iranian government providing false information to the public in the three days after the tragedy.
 
On this 60th day since the tragedy, we would like to call again for a full and transparent investigation of the tragedy based on international rules and regulations that are complemented with full oversight by responsible international bodies to confirm what exactly took place and to identify those responsible for this tragedy.
 
We appreciate the efforts of the Canadian government in supporting the families of the victims and urge the federal government to continue their pursuit of justice and transparency for the victims of flight 752. The families of the victims of this horrible tragedy must be supported in any way necessary including through restitution.
 
We also ask that the Canadian government works with its allies to mediate conflicts in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region in an effort to de-escalate tensions and prevent further loss of life. Canada must utilize its diplomatic capacity to stand for peace and support its citizens abroad.
Sincerely,
Soudeh Ghasemi
President
Iranian Canadian Congress

ICC Demands Government Return Iranian-Canadians Trapped in Coronavirus-Stricken Iran

Below is a letter sent by the Vice President of the Iranian Canadian Congress to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and relevant Ministers, Critics and Shadow Ministers demanding help for Iranian Canadians stranded in coronavirus-stricken Iran

I am writing this letter to you as Vice-President of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC), a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-religious organization dedicated to defending the interests of the Iranian-Canadian community, a population estimated at 300,000 across Canada.

As you are aware, the coronavirus epidemic is affecting numerous countries across the world and many countries are extracting their citizens from the countries that are most affected. Iran is the latest of these affected countries, with many neighbouring countries are shutting off travel and shutting their borders. Further, many airlines have stopped flying in and out of the country due to the outbreak in Iran.

Over the weekend, the ICC put out a call to the Iranian-Canadian community to contact us if they or their family is in Iran and unable to leave the country. 

The response was unexpected and massive, with dozens of Canadian citizens and residents contacting the ICC within the past 48 hours telling us that they are effectively stranded in Iran and are unable to leave by any means. 

As such, we ask that you immediately arrange for Canadians in Iran to leave the country and return directly to Canada, as Canada has done with Canadians stranded in like manner in China.

We look forward to receiving a response from your offices on this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

Pouyan Tabasinejad

Vice President 

Iranian Canadian Congress


ICC Marks 40 Days Since Flight 752 Tragedy

Today marks the 40th day since the tragedy of Flight 752, when Iranian forces shot down a passenger airplane and killed all onboard, the vast majority of whom were from the Iranian-Canadian community. In Iranian culture, the milestone of 40 days is extremely important, and the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) at this moment consoles the rest of the Iranian-Canadian community in this difficult time.

We also at this moment recommit ourselves to transparency, accountability and justice for the victims of Flight 752 and their families. We once again condemn not only the reckless shooting of the plane itself, but also the Iranian government providing false information to the public in the three days after the tragedy.

On this 40th day since the tragedy, we once again call for a transparent and thorough investigation of the tragedy, with full cooperation and oversight by international bodies and independent investigators to confirm what happened and to identify those responsible.

The families of the victims of this horrible tragedy must be supported in any way deemed appropriate and desired by the families, including through restitution.

We also ask that the Canadian government works with allies to mediate conflicts in an effort to de-escalate tensions in the region to prevent further loss of life. Canada must stand for peace.


درخواست تعدادی از خانوادگان قربانیان پرواز ۷۵۲

برخی از اعضای خانواده های قربانیان پرواز ۷۵۲ با ما تماس گرفته اند تا متن زیر را با اعضای خود در میان بگذاریم. لطفا پس از خواندن متن آن را با اطرافیان خود نیز به اشتراک بگذارید تا خانواده درجه یک این قربانیان بتوانند به منظور همدلی و همکاری یکدیگر را پیدا کنند.

این دعوتنامه ای برای خانواده درجه یک قربانیان پرواز ۷۵۲ است تا بتوانند در یک گروه اختصاصی که توسط خود این خانواده ها ایجاد شده و نظارت می شود، با هم در تماس باشند. این گروه برای مراوده و سازماندهی موثر ثر میان خانواده ...ها و به منظور همدلی و همکاری ایجاد شده است.

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