Tuesday, August 03, 2010


It seems HM Government is going to much tougher on US deserters. They were volunteers who apparently can't keep their word. We should take real refugees.

Ottawa moves to bar U.S. deserters

By Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has given immigration officers tough new marching orders for dealing with military deserters seeking refuge in Canada, painting them as criminals who may be inadmissible.

The Immigration Department is leaning on officers to give a more critical assessment in new cases and telling them to report more often about existing files.

The department recently issued a bulletin to field officers saying flight from military service in another country may make certain refugee claimants inadmissible.

The new directive points to existing provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act — sections that bar refugees from Canada on the "grounds of serious criminality" — in order to make the case.

"Desertion is an offence in Canada under the National Defence Act," says the notice, issued July 22.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if this new approach will also affect the Afghan soldiers sent to train in the US who then high-tail it north across the border? Right now they're accepted into Canada as refugees despite being wanted in the US.

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope most of the bureaucrats in the immigration department throw a hissy-fit like the head of Statistics Canada and quit. If they don't, you can bet they will do everything in their power to thwart the government directives. If there was ever a department that was run by hug-a-thug, social engineering twits, this is it.

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