So far, the change in government hasn't helped the Iraq War resisters who remain here, nor the ones who were forced out of Canada who would like to return. The Trudeau government could do this so easily. And yet.
The CBC Radio show "DNTO" recently did an excellent segment about the US Iraq War resisters and the fight - still going on - to let them stay in Canada.
When American soldier Joshua Key fled to Canada in 2005, he never imagined that ten years later he would still be fighting a war — against the U.S. army, against post-traumatic stress disorder, and against the Canadian government.Some segments:
Key is one of an estimated 15 Iraq war veterans who are fighting to remain in Canada.
The resisters left home to avoid being sent back to a war they didn't believe in. Today, they fear they'll be sent to prison if they're deported.
On this week's DNTO, you'll meet modern war resisters. Each of their stories is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they wish to stay in Canada. Should they be allowed to?
Meet the war resisters desperate to stay in Canada.
Who's helping the war resisters?
The Brockway family: fighting PTSD and searching for home.
A photo essay about Josh Key.
The show is really worth hearing, and you know how I feel about radio. You can listen to the full episode here.