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.
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.’
- 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”.