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End emergency rule in Pakistan and restore democracy, says a CUPE Ontario resolution adopted at last week’s Ontario Federation of Labour convention.

The resolution also calls on the Canadian government to “unequivocally condemn the military government and institute tough sanctions.” The military government in Pakistan imposed emergency rule on Nov. 3, 2007, and imprisoned trade union and opposition leaders. They face the possibility of the death penalty.

Release the leaders and restore of media rights, the constitution, civil society and the rule of law, the resolution says. It also criticized the Stephen Harper government for quietly supporting the Bush administration as it gave “the military in Pakistan almost free reign.”