A Canadian federal court will review a decision made earlier this year to deny firebrand British lawmaker George Galloway entry for a speaking tour, his backers said Monday.
Galloway had been notified in March by border officials that his donations of cars and cash to the Hamas-run government in Gaza made him inadmissible to Canada, as Hamas is listed in Canada as terrorist organization.
He was later denied an injunction that might have allowed him to speak at anti-war forums in Canada.
Monday, his supporters said in a statement the Federal Court of Canada has "agreed to hear a judicial review of the government's decision to ban his entry from Canada."
A hearing is set for January 2010.
"He is eager to return to Canada," James Clark, spokesman for the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, told AFP.link
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