The Hon. Mr. Gary Goodyear,
Minister of State for Science and Technology,
Dear Mr. Goodyear:
We are writing to express our serious concern at the role you are playing in attempting to violate the principles of academic freedom, by calling for a second peer review of the conference funding application, for the planned and scheduled conference on : " Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace", at York University.
academic Israelis, Palestinians and Canadians are offering their views at this
conference. The views presented by B'nai B'rith and others against this conference are baseless and
are in continuity with their standard views that any criticism of the
oppressive and brutal policies of the state of
It is time that our government officials and political leaders pay heed to our Canadian claims to upholding international law and universal human rights.