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TorontoCanada should show compassion and humanitarian reasoning and not deport Lucy Lu to China, where she will face certain death, says Brian OKeefe the Ontario secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Ms. Lu has already served time for manslaughter in connection with the death of her husband. Whether or not she is guilty as charged is beside the point. If she is returned to China she will almost certainly face the death penalty. And for our Canadian government to follow through on this is inexcusable, says OKeefe in highlighting that the union is supporting Lus fight to remain in Canada.

Many CUPE members in the Kingston area, including Local 109 president Dave Cornwall, are among those in the community who believe Lu should be allowed to remain in Canada. The local CUPE members commend the Cavalry Bible Church for giving Lu asylum, says Cornwall.

Its just plain wrong for our Canadian government to send this woman back to a country where we know she will most certainly by executed, he adds.

Both OKeefe and Cornwall are urging immigration officials and the Canadian government to show compassion and permit Lu to remain in Canada.


For more information please contact:
Brian OKeefe, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer
(416) 579-7414
Dave Cornwall, CUPE Local 109 President
(613) 540-3063