Should Canada help Canadian on Death Row?

URGENT LETTERS are needed.

Serious doubts have been cast on whether Canadian Ron Smith received a fair trial when he was sentenced to death in the state of Montana 30 years ago. In fact, because he was poorly represented and not afforded protection by the Government of Canada, he did not even have a trial. See

Help Return Ron Smith to Canada from US Death Row

The US Supreme Court will not hear Smith’s appeal, and now Smith’s lawyers are seeking executive clemency as a last ditch option. The Government of Canada ought to help Smith. But they won’t unless there is a public outcry.

People can write letters to:
Prime Minister Harper: pm@pm.gc.ca
John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs: john.baird@parl.gc.ca
Diane Ablonczy, Canada’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs: diane.ablonczy@parl.gc.ca
To contact your own MP see:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&Language=E

Please circulate this to your friends, family, acquaintances. And write letters, comments, emails to newspapers and MPs.

I thank you for your help.
Sincerely,
Jack Locke

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