If i were you I would decline to write the letter. You can provide lots
of reasons (who would know you in a Canadian program--other than one in
Actually, I have a policy--I won't write letters for people who I don't
support. In fact, our Chair here has asked us follow this policy.
I am not inclined to write negative recommendation letters for another
reason as well--I have heard rumours of people who sued other people as a
result of such letters.
So silence is my policy.