I am sick and tired of hearing about poor old Helmut Oberlander and how the government should stop persecuting him; poor guy!
German-Canadian groups cite his age (94) and failing health as their main reason, plus his exemplary conduct in Canada, where he should never have been allowed had he told the truth back in 1954. He apparently lied about his wartime service to gain entry, as indeed did thousands of others who, incidentally, are still at large.
I sincerely hope that the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship is successful in finally stripping him of his citizenship on May 2. There are at least 23,000 reasons why this should happen, including the number of civilians who perished on his watch.
He should be hounded to his dying day and, after that, his successors should be constantly reminded of how they came by their ill-gotten gains.
Finally, I am not Jewish but I wish B'nai Brith and other Jewish groups all the best in their quest for some measure of justice, however small.