30 March 2009

UPDATE~Galloway Decision & Caravan

Caravan to meet British MP George Galloway at border cancelled

TORONTO - A Federal Court judge will rule today on an injunction asking that British MP George Galloway be allowed into Canada to deliver anti-war speeches.

A caravan of his supporters was scheduled to meet him at the Canada-U.S. border at Lacolle, Que. today in anticipation of the court decision. But because the ruling isn't expected until about 2 p.m. ET, caravan organizers have decided to cancel the border event.

Organizers of Galloway's speaking tour say a speech scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in Toronto will go ahead - either in person if he wins the court injunction, or via video if he loses.

Lawyers representing groups trying to bring Galloway to Canada say an injunction should be granted allowing Galloway to enter Canada for four days pending a judicial review.

Galloway is also scheduled to deliver speeches in Mississauga, Ont., Montreal and Ottawa.