Tuesday, February 20, 2007

 

Paul Martin sought support of terrorist group

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By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun, 20 February 2007
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=a9c35e65-4482-4b7d-9074-482470952f01&k=8573&p=2

Paul Martin solicited the support of the terrorist International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) in his failed bid for the federal Liberal leadership in 1990, The Vancouver Sun has learned ... {snip}

At the time of Martin's Spring 1990 speech, the ISYF had already been identified as a terrorist group by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Four in the group had been convicted in B.C. of the attempted assassination of a visiting Indian politician. Other B.C. members had met with a young would-be assassin who shot newspaper publisher Tara Singh Hayer in 1988.

The Martin speech came 2 years after then-Conservative external affairs minister Joe Clark warned Canadian politicians to steer clear of the federation, the Babbar Kalsa, and the World Sikh Organization, because of terrorist links. The ISYF was banned in Canada in June 2003 by the Liberal government of Jean Chretien ...

See full story at:
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=a9c35e65-4482-4b7d-9074-482470952f01&k=8573&p=2
which includes a YouTube video of ex-Prime Minister Martin making that speech.
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