On December 15, 2023, Manitoba’s Premier Wab Kinew sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking for Canada to house non-combatants who wish to leave Gaza.

Kinew said Manitoba is willing to take in those seeking refuge “from the ongoing conflict in Gaza and provide them with the sanctuary and support they require.”

GazaPassage is working to ensure Canada, and other nations and organizations around the world help non-combatants leave Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

So far, the UAE and Australia have taken a GazaPassage Pledge to help non-combatants leave Gaza, and many others are considering it.

GazaPassage has added a second prong to save innocent lives by supporting GazaConstitution.org, whose goal is “to help create the framework of a governing body in the Gaza-of-the-future to ensure an overall and lasting peace.”

Kinew’s letter did not address the reported $5,000 bribe Egyptian border officials are collecting.