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We demand for Mr. Leung, MP for the riding of Willowdale, to be removed as Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, and from the Standing Committee on Immigration and Citizenship.

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On Saturday January 24, 2015 Willdowdale MP Chungsen Leung attended a meet and greet with the members of the Iranian Canadian community. The event was attended by two dozen people.

Mr. Leung was asked about the apparent difficulties some Iranians face getting a Canadian Visa. His unprofessional and offensive response was that ultimately if you like Iran so much, why do you come to Canada? He lacked knowledge on topics being discussed, including the reason for the closure of the Canadian embassy in Iran. Instead of easing concerns that the current immigration policies have negative and discriminatory impact on the Iranian Canadian Community, Mr. Leung stated that as dual citizens you should leave Canada if you are unhappy. As members of the community became increasingly more upset with Mr. Leung's comments and attitude and started to leave the meeting, he waived goodbye to them with a sarcastic smile on his face. 

Canada is a multicultural nation where people from all walks of life have moved to this great country for multitude of reasons. We are known for accepting and appreciating different cultures within this nation. As an elected member of Parliament involved with government policies dealing with Multiculturalism, Immigration and Citizenship, Mr. Leung's comments and behaviour is very alarming. 

The petitioners, therefore, demand that Mr. Leung be held accountable for his comments and behaviour, and removed as Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, and from the Standing Committee on Immigration and Citizenship. 

در روز شنبه ٢٤ ژانويه ٢٠١٥ آقاى چونسنگ لونگ، نماينده پارلمان كانادا از منطقه ويلوديل، با تعدادى از اعضاء جامعه ايرانى- كانادايى ملاقات كردند. 

در طى جلسه شركت كنندگان از آقاى لونگ درباره دلايل مشكلات دريافت ويزاي كانادا توسط ايرانيان پرسش هائى كردند و به تفاوت برخورد با ايرانيان در مقايسه با مليت هاى ديگر اشاراتى به عمل آمد. پاسخ غير حرفه اى و توهين آميز ايشان به اعضاى حاضر در جلسه اين بود كه: اگر شما ايران را اينهمه دوست داريد براى چه به كانادا آمده ايد؟

علاوه بر رفتار متكبرانه و توهين آميز، ايشان بى اطلاعى خود را از اگثر موضوعات مطرح شده از جمله دلايل بسته شدن سفارت كانادا در ايران به حاضرين در جلسه اثبات كردند و به جاى تسهيل نگرانى هاى افراد جامعه از تاثيرات منفى و تبعيض آميز سياست هاى اخير مهاجرت بر اعضا جامعه ايرانى- كانادايى راه حل پيشنهادى آقاى لونگ به كسانى كه به گفته ايشان داراى تابعيت دو گانه بودند، ترك كشور كانادا بود. 

از نظر ما، امضا كنندگان اين عرضحال، رفتار و گفتار آقاى لونگ در اين جلسه به هيچ وجه شايسته نماينده پارلمان كانادا نبوده و نقض آشكار همه ارزش هايى ست كه براى همه ما شهروندان كانادا عزيز و محترم است. بنا بر دلايل ذكر شده ما، اعضا جامعه ايرانى- كانادايى، درخواست ميكنيم كه آقاى چونسنگ لونگ سريعا از سمت هاى خود به عنوان معاون پارلمانى در امور "چند فرهنگى" و مسؤل كميته "مهاجرت و شهروندى" بركنار شود.



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