George Galloway to sue Ottawa over privacy

Former MP uses his first appearance since being turned away to lambaste Canada's mid-east politics and involvement in Afghanistan

The anti-war former British MP George Galloway finally made it into Canada—he was denied entry last year—to share his views about the country, including that it is now seen as “no more than an embassy for [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu” and “a trumpet for the most extreme Israeli politicians.” The outspoken supporter of Palestinian causes also said the Afghan war has been in vain and will end on negotiated terms that were available without the military invasion. Galloway added he intends to sue the government for invasion of privacy because a spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney called British newspapers in March 2009, tipping them off that Mr. Galloway would be denied entry because he supports Hamas.

National Post

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