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UPDATE: Jim Manly returns to Canada, greeted by Council of Canadians

Jim and Eva Manly at Pearson International Airport in Toronto this morning. Photo by Ailish Morgan.

Council of Canadians organizing assistant Ailish Morgan went to the Toronto’s Pearson International Airport this morning to welcome Jim Manly after his release from custody after the Estelle was boarded for attempting to break the illegal blockade of Gaza. Ailish writes, “Jim gave a wonderful statement about conditions in Gaza and the boarding of the Estelle by Israeli forces. A cameraman from CBC was there as well as a photographer from the National Post. Jim seemed to be in great spirits and ready to get home!”

Manly is expected to be back in Nanaimo for this weekend and has been invited to attend our ‘Making Waves’ conference and dinner as an honoured guest. For more background on Jim and the Estelle, please see, and