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Canada’s Tradition of Welcoming War Resisters Needs to be Renewed

Published on: March 1, 2016

Filed Under: 50 Years of GI Resistance, Featured

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Canadian Government: It’s time to let U.S. Iraq War resisters stay!


Published on Feb 26, 2016

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Following the federal election, there is hope that there can finally be a positive and speedy resolution to the cases of U.S. Iraq War resisters. Your help is needed to make sure they are allowed to stay in Canada.

Canadians voted for change and expect the new government to do the right thing and let the war resisters stay. It was the strong response of Canadians that has kept most U.S. war resisters in Canada – and out of U.S. military prison – for the past ten years.

U.S. Iraq War resisters have lived through a decade of unfair political interference in their cases by the previous Conservative government. Some were deported by the Harper government, and received harsh jail sentences in the U.S. for opposing the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq.

The new government should immediately heed the will of the majority of Canadians and stop any and all actions against U.S. war resisters, including halting the litigation against U.S. war resisters, as this litigation defends policies and decisions made by the previous Conservative government.

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2 Responses to Canada’s Tradition of Welcoming War Resisters Needs to be Renewed

  1. Bruce Beyer says:

    I urge that you click on the website mentioned above and watch the video from the War Resisters Support Campaign. Please consider writing a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to grant immigration status to former American soldiers seeking refuge in Canada.

  2. Bruce Beyer says:

    The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau
    Prime Minister of Canada
    Office of the Prime Minister
    80 Wellington Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada, K1A 0A2

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