Canada’s Constitutional Quagmire

Mr. Poulton and Mr. Jackman have refused repeated requests to discuss the case, and Mr. Oberlander’s daughter, who has defended her father, has not returned previous calls for comment.
Mr. Poulton and Mr. Jackman have refused repeated requests to discuss the case, and Mr. Oberlander’s daughter, who has defended her father, has not returned previous calls for comment.

A 94-year-old man found to have lied about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad has launched yet another appeal of the government’s decision to strip him of his Canadian citizenship.

In his latest development in a now decades-old case, Helmut Oberlander argues, among other things, that a Federal Court justice who affirmed the government’s action last fall should have recused himself from the case.

Mr. Oberlander, of Waterloo, Ont., also tells the Federal Court of Appeal that the ministers of citizenship and justice should not have taken part in the government’s decision-making. Both have been involved in the proceedings against him and could appear biased, he says. However, he says he has been unable to find out if they were involved.

The retired businessman, who potentially faces deportation as Jewish groups have demanded if the citizenship revocation sticks, wants the case returned to Federal Court for a hearing by another judge.

The office of Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen did not respond to a request for comment. Canada Border Services Agency, which would be tasked with any enforcement action, had no immediate comment.

In September, Federal Court Justice Michael Phelan sided with the government, which had revoked Mr. Oberlander’s citizenship in June, 2017, for the fourth time since the mid-1990s. The government maintained he was complicit in war crimes by belonging to Einsatzkommando 10a, known as Ek-10a. The notorious squad was responsible for killing close to 100,000 people, mostly Jewish.

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A 94 yr old WWII former Nazi death squad member is at risk of having his citizenship yanked. Why? Because he lied when he immigrated to Canada. But today we have Canadian citizen terrorists. After they have committed their vile deeds they want to come ‘home’. They are home sick and claim to be now former ISIS members. But we here at home will never really know until the next ticking time bomb goes off will we? Trudeau defends these Canadians of convenience who proudly fought against us and on the side of western civilization’s mortal enemy. He believes that… Read more »