TORONTO (Mar. 19)
A Canadian MP has introduced a private member’s bill into Parliament that would deprive a Canadian of citizen ship if convicted of having been a war criminal Under Bill C-215 presented by Robert Kaplan, a member for a Toronto suburb, a citizen would be considered a war criminal if he or she committed a “grave breach” of the 1949 Geneva Convention. “grave breach” mean willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiment and willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health.
In his presentation, Kaplan said “… it is well known that there are over one dozen individuals in the category in Canada. Witnesses are available from among the Ukrainian and Jewish population who have came from Europe and can give evidence against these individuals. “He disclosed that the Canadian Jewish Congress had helped him prepare the bill by supplying him with files on war criminals in Canada. Alan Rose, executive-vice president of the Congress said in an interview from Montreal that Bill C-215 would be “very helpful” in drawing Canadians attention to war criminals in their midst.