Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Bid to overturn Galloway Canada ban

Respect MP George Galloway is seeking to overturn a ban on him entering Canada
Respect MP George Galloway is seeking to overturn a ban on him entering Canada

The lawyer for Respect Party MP George Galloway, who is banned from Canada, has said the Canadian government falsely labelled him a terrorist because they did not like his views on the war in Afghanistan.

The government had refused entry to Galloway on national security grounds last year. The government said he provided money to the Palestinian group Hamas, which Canada considers a terrorist organisation.

Lawyer Barbara Jackman told an Ontario federal court judge that Galloway merely provided humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza - something Canada has been involved in.

Jackman was in court in a bid to lift Canada's entry ban on Galloway.

Government lawyers were to present their side of the case later.

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