You probably know that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau welcomed Vietnam War deserters and draft resisters to Canada in 1969, saying that Canada can be a "refuge from militarism".
But did you know that was a full seven years after Americans opposing the war in Vietnam started coming to Canada, in 1962?
Did you know that in those intervening seven years, peace-loving Canadians were pressuring their government to make this move?
In other words, Trudeau was acting on behalf of the will of the people.
It happened before: it can happen again.
I need no reminder that Stephen Harper is not Pierre Trudeau. Two words: minority government. The NDP and the Bloc Québécois already support a resolution to let them stay. If the Liberals will get on board, it can happen.
Tell them how you feel.
Let them stay.
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I'm too quick on the post button this morning. A reminder: if you haven't answered this question, your thoughts are most welcome.