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U.S. Soldiers Lose Haven in Canada

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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U.S. Soldiers Lose Haven in Canada


www.nytimes.com

“It’s quite clear that the current Canadian government does not want to annoy the U.S. government on this issue and will not give any ground,” said Michael Byers, a professor of politics and international law at the University of British Columbia.

During the Vietnam War, the Liberal prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, welcomed American deserters and draft dodgers, declaring that Canada “should be a refuge from militarism.” Americans who arrived were generally able to obtain legal immigrant status simply by applying at the border, or even after they entered Canada.

But while the current Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has not backed the Iraq war, it has shown little sympathy for American deserters. During a recent parliamentary debate, Laurie Hawn, a Conservative from Alberta, asked, “Why do they not fight it within their own legal system instead of being faux refugees in Canada?”

No American deserter of the Iraq war has been deported by the Canadian government, but that is not for lack of effort. Immigration authorities have ordered about nine deserters to leave Canada, leading to public battles in the courts.

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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NAU anyone??? Canada buckles to Bush. I thought Canadians had more sense than that!

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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 06:42 PM
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This doesn't have anything to do with the theory of NAU. It's simply Canada's government agreeing with a certain aspect of the United States' government. Countries can agree sometimes, and because both countries have elections, policies will change. Nothing to do with NAU.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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Oh you folks might be surprised if you'd look around every now and again... from July 9th 2008. Not everyone is up AIPAC's "American" butt or needs to read the NYT or play pocket pool with sheeple like that coward Harper or Little Shrub. Funny, that if one reads more deeply some who were considered war resisters at one time (and recently) are no longer considered that. Uh, no one stateside told the stateside the family of the change of status and still hassled them AFTER the fact. Didn't even send them a letter via the US Postal Service.

US DoD officials refused Canadian interviews soooo, the CBC passed the piece over to ABC - tada. Your welcome. It ain't just Corey glass either. There's more if you choose to look. Are you aware? Experienced? Motivated?


"U.S. war resister granted stay of deportation order - CBC"

The NYTimes are running a little slow.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:14 PM
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I'd have to agree with Laurie Hawn. Why should the Canadians have to deal with these guys? If they don't like the war, fight it out in our legal system.



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