Update and re-post: Canadian boy’s pleading letter to PM Harper from Texas cell!

Just to let everyone know that I have spoken with my Liberal MP Dr. Ruby Dhalla, and just received a copy of her letter to Peter MacKay on behalf of this family. Much appreciated, Ruby!

I also noticed that Global News and CTV have both picked up this story and showed Kevin’s letter. I have not seen anything on CBC or CNN. I don’t know if any of American mainstream networks picked it up yet, as I don’t watch them. But I’d be interested to know if they did.

Another thing: I have decided to follow JJ’s lead — over at Unrepentant Old Hippie — and keep this story up front until the family is back safely in Canada.

Canadian boy’s pleading letter to PM Harper from Texas cell!

March 2nd, 2007

 

This is the little Canadian boy Kevin’s hand-written letter to PM Stephen Harper — a child’s heartfelt, urgent plea:

'Dear Mr. Prime minister haper I don’t like to stay in this jail. I’m only nine years old. I want to go to my school in Canada. I’m sleeping beside the wall. Please Mr. Priminister haper give visa for my family. This place is not good for me. I want to get out of the cell. Just pleace give visa for my family. My home land is in Canada, My life is over there. I’m also sleeping beside wasroom. Mr. Priminister haper pleace bring me and my family to Canada. Thank you so much.'

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‘Dear Mr. Prime minister haper I don’t like to stay in this jail. I’m only nine years old. I want to go to my school in Canada. I’m sleeping beside the wall. Please Mr. Priminister haper give visa for my family. This place is not good for me. I want to get out of the cell. Just pleace give visa for my family. My home land is in Canada, My life is over there. I’m also sleeping beside wasroom. Mr. Priminister haper pleace bring me and my family to Canada. Thank you so much.’

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  • Kevin’s letters — SEE ALL OF KEVIN’S SIX DRAWINGS including the one of his jail cell, of the Canadian flag bearing his request for help, and the American flag bearing the child’s same desperate plea: “PLEASE HELP US” –

Kevin’s letter was published in today’s Globe and Mail – Friday, March 2, 2007 in a compelling, detailed article by Unnati Gandhi: “From Texas cell, Canadian, 9, pleads for help”.

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7 Responses to Update and re-post: Canadian boy’s pleading letter to PM Harper from Texas cell!

  1. I’m so glad you’ve heard from your MP! That’s a promising sign. I was really angered by Mackay’s response to the Canadian Press, yesterday–so upset that I put together an update (with lots of references to you, Catnip, Dr. Dawg & others). Thanks so much for all of your ongoing efforts, Annamarie! Hugs from Hamilton–GDK

  2. JimBobby says:

    Whooee! Well Annamarie, now that the main street media’s got this on their radar, maybe MacKay’ll do sumpin’. Maybe not. I’m givin’ you a big pat on the back fer keepin’ it alive. I reckon yer boog’s the thing that’s most effective in gettin’ the MSM t’ pay some attention.

    I’m gettin’ more pissed off every day the poor little feller’s in that jailhouse. I’m chewin’ nails an’ fartin’ tacks. I emailed Pete Mackay last week an’ I ain’t heard so much as a peep back from the slouch. You know anybuddy who’s had any response from the Nova Scotia Duckout Toler?

    Keep up the good work, AnnieGal.

    Yer boogin’ buddy,
    JimBobby

  3. Red Jenny says:

    Good question – Has anyone heard back from Peter Mackay?

  4. verbena19 says:

    Thank you GDK, JimBobby and Red Jenny! JimBobby, you’re making me laugh with your figurative description!

    GDK, thanks for putting in the references to me and to all the others who are working so hard on this. I’ll put your link up there too, so that readers can read back and forth and the story gets more exposure.

    GDK, when the weather gets nice, maybe we can meet. Brampton is not that far from Hamilton. I’ll be showing the Road to Guantanamo movie as soon as I get it from Amnesty USA — and the weather is nice — so maybe you can come here to see it. I’ll be doing a post about this sometime….

    As for Peter MacKay, a friend of mine here in Brampton has a relative who is lives close to MacKay in NS, so he sent the relative a letter about the case, who then sent MacKay a letter. Last I heard, this letter was received by MacKay, but that’s all I know so far… I have not received a reply to mine from MacKay either. I guess he does not bother with us ‘regular folk’. But I’ll be seeing the Brampton friend on Tuesday, so maybe he’ll have some news from MacKay by then.

    The only one I heard back from was Ruby Dhalla, whom I mentioned in my post above. She actually phoned me from Ottawa, asked me for the info, then contacted MacKay. She’s been very supportive. (I’ll definitely keep that in mind during the next federal election.)

  5. […] Heartfelt thanks to all the bloggers who are posting and supportive of Canadian boy and his parents’ ordeal! Regarding my latest post and all my previous ones concerning this case: Update and re-post: Canadian boy’s pleading letter to PM Harper from Texas cell! […]

  6. Thanks so much, Annamarie. We’ll have to keep in touch! I will post if I hear anything from Mackay’s or his office (or my own MP, David Christopherson, Hamilton Centre).

  7. verbena19 says:

    Thanks, GDK! Much appreciated!

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