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Canadian Father On Hunger Strike In Front of Parliament

Filed under: General — Intrepid @ 11:54 am Wed 26th April 2006

Canadian Father on Hunger Strike
(From Our Friends in the US with Glenn Sacks)

Canadian father Gerry Nicolas is now on his 9th day of hunger strike in front of the Quebec Provincial Court of Justice in Gatineau. Nicolas has a six year-old boy and a four year-old girl. He only gets every other weekend “visitation,” and says his ex-wife often interferes or eliminates even that. He says that at one point he went three months without seeing his children because of her interference. The police (of course) refuse to enforce the order.

Nicolas also says his children are being alienated from him. Nicolas is black, his ex-wife is Asian, and Nicolas claims his four year-old daughter told him her mother told her not to kiss him “because he’s black.”

Nicolas says he and his ex-wife both earn around $60 or $65 thousand dollars a year, but that he has lost his business and his savings and after his wages are garnisheed he is left with less than $300 a month to live on. He says he has been unable to get a court to resolve these issues, and is on hunger strike to try to force the court to give him a hearing.

I called Gerry yesterday, and he seems very sincere and determined. I’m not sure that a hunger strike is the best tactic–I prefer the bridge and rooftop protests of Fathers 4 Justice–but I support him in what he’s doing. To contact Gerry and give him encouragement, call him on his cell phone at 00 1 (819) 921-1877. His email, which his sister is retrieving and printing out for him, is GeraldNicolas1@yahoo.ca.

3 Responses to “Canadian Father On Hunger Strike In Front of Parliament”

  1. triassic says:

    Rang Gerry today 2.30pm our time 10.30pm his time. He is in good spirits and was over the moon to hear someone from NZ knows and supports his plight.

  2. Intrepid says:

    Dear Triassic,
    Glad you got threw for his line has now been shut down. Why? I intend to find out!

  3. Intrepid says:

    Silly me! Forgot the .ca not .com (And I’m Canadian even doh!)

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