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Thursday, January 28, 2010 

Conservative Gov't Needs To Help Canadian Mom Get Son Back From US Authorities

I know that everyone's attention is at the moment focused on getting Haitian kids into Canada with all speed. However, I want to point out a bizarre case of a Canadian boy who is being held in foster care in the USA.

In September 2008, Noah Kirkman, 11, traveled from Calgary to visit his stepfather in Oregon. In a weird scenario, local city police picked up Noah for riding a bike without a helmet. The boy was turned over to state child welfare officials and has been bouncing from foster home to foster home for over a year! He is Jewish and in his current foster placement, he is prohibited from practicing his Jewish faith.

"When Lisa reminded Foreign Affairs that because her son is a Canadian citizen, he is being held illegally, Ottawa suggested that she contact her member of parliament, Calgary Centre MP Lee Richardson, “as this would be a political decision which would fall outside the scope of our consular policy with regard to such cases.” But when Lisa contacted Richardson’s office, she was told that “the Canadian government cannot get involved” until the Oregon court order is rescinded. However, international law would supersede state law, says Lisa, who has hired an expert mediator in international child abduction to plead the case."

This child needs to be reunited with his mother in Calgary. Why are federal Conservative Immigration officials not getting more aggressively involved in this case? Just asking .....

Why are they not getting involved... great question. Is it because Canadians are expected to "bow" to the "far superior" and "wiser" USA...

Thanks for bringing attention to the issue!

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