Thursday, May 22, 2008

Canada will deport war refugees, after all

One of the American deserters has lost his court hearing this week and is now subject to deportation next month. Since most of the rest also have failed to get any permanent standing thus far, I have to suspect the government intends to ship the rest of them out to prison in America too, as soon as it can push their cases through the legal system.

This is a disgraceful episode, even compared with some of the rest of Harper's thuggish government's dubious immigration policy decisions. I have to wonder why they're still so insistent about bending over for Bush. Don't they realize he's going to be out of office rather shortly?

In the meantime, kudos to the Canadian Friends, the United Church, and the Toronto Catholic Workers for helping some of the Americans in question. I'm sorry most of the rest of us wouldn't stand with you when it mattered.