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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 06:59 AM
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12. Welcome to DU, Cornmak! And you're right about this
I recently looked into Canada's entry policies myself for a non-political reason. They do have a policy of barring people with criminal records from entry, if the conviction occurred in the last 5 years. If it occurred between 5 and 10 years ago, You can apply for "rehabilitation" from a consulate office, but that could take up to a year to process. If it's been more than 10 years, you're generally considered rehabilitated, except for certain crimes, I believe.

I myself have a youthful mistake that means I won't be attempting to cross the border until 2009....

I bet that if members of Code Pink that haven't been arrested would try to enter Canada, they won't have a problem.

I know this seems like the grand evil of the conservatives to crush progressives under their boots, but it's probably a case of the banal evil of bureaucracy in action.
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  -Canada Refuses Entry to CODEPINK Cofounder Medea Benjamin and Retired Colonel Ann Wright ClayZ  Oct-04-07 03:13 AM   #0 
  - unfuckingbelievable -- how much longer before Harper's dumped?  Bozita   Oct-04-07 03:16 AM   #1 
  - Land of the free?  ClayZ   Oct-04-07 06:16 AM   #8 
  - Bush and Harper are peas in a pod. Unsurprising, really. NT  MADem   Oct-04-07 03:19 AM   #2 
  - O Canada. What has happened to you?  eagler   Oct-04-07 03:30 AM   #3 
  - We've been Harperized.  GliderGuider   Oct-04-07 05:18 AM   #4 
     - I hope you will do better than we did. n/t  tsuki   Oct-04-07 05:55 AM   #6 
     - PLEASE send the world a message!  rodeodance   Oct-04-07 06:49 AM   #11 
     - Please!  feloneous cat   Oct-04-07 08:14 AM   #14 
     - Sadly, I have little hope that the situation will change.  Bassic   Oct-04-07 09:53 AM   #24 
     - voting machines?  donsu   Oct-04-07 10:47 AM   #32 
     - Still paper  TrogL   Oct-04-07 10:50 AM   #33 
     - Good luck. Having a George is no fun.  aquart   Oct-04-07 12:06 PM   #35 
     - he knows he's gonna lose too  HuffleClaw   Oct-07-07 06:22 AM   #39 
  - Fascism in Practice  kiloman   Oct-04-07 05:36 AM   #5 
  - That's standard imigration law, not discrimination  cornmak   Oct-04-07 06:11 AM   #7 
     - Welcome to DU, Cornmak! And you're right about this  semillama   Oct-04-07 06:59 AM   #12 
     - Isn't this a misdemeanor?  JPZenger   Oct-04-07 09:56 AM   #28 
     - Do they bar Kissinger from entering, I wonder? You may be correct as to  John Q. Citizen   Oct-04-07 10:51 AM   #34 
     - Thanks for the info  kiloman   Oct-04-07 09:56 AM   #27 
     - Article says arrested, not convicted.  YankmeCrankme   Oct-04-07 10:17 AM   #30 
  - theyll throw a grand state welcome and roll out the red carpet for satans warmongers  bullimiami   Oct-04-07 06:40 AM   #9 
  - so----it is official----Being a peace activist gets you put on the FBI list.  rodeodance   Oct-04-07 06:48 AM   #10 
  - Guess we are forwarned.  lonestarnot   Oct-04-07 08:45 AM   #17 
  - Well hell  Andy Canuck   Oct-04-07 07:04 AM   #13 
  - Yup... Time to Dump Harper  feloneous cat   Oct-04-07 08:20 AM   #15 
  - I was a peace activist who enjoyed smoking cannabis and be peaceful...  Amonester   Oct-04-07 08:29 AM   #16 
  - Canada warned that they would start barring entry to those with even minor violation convictions.  sinkingfeeling   Oct-04-07 08:46 AM   #18 
  - You are correct. Even minor misdeameanor convictions from decades ago.  Purveyor   Oct-04-07 09:43 AM   #23 
  - That is true, my sister's bf was denied entry on vacation  never cry wolf   Oct-04-07 09:53 AM   #26 
  - They sure are insurgents  saigon68   Oct-04-07 08:58 AM   #19 
  - I just know that this government does NOT truly represent the voice of the Canadian people...  BrklynLib at work   Oct-04-07 09:03 AM   #20 
  - CMP Peggy Nash - is she related to Steve Nash?  AngryAmish   Oct-04-07 09:05 AM   #21 
  - that's a shame  dwickham   Oct-04-07 09:07 AM   #22 
  - The Irish government used this manipulation to control peaceful protestors in Ireland  TheBorealAvenger   Oct-04-07 09:53 AM   #25 
  - AP: U.S. activists denied entry to Canada  Barrett808   Oct-04-07 10:07 AM   #29 
  - neo cons are slowly taking over Canada like they did us  donsu   Oct-04-07 10:45 AM   #31 
  - Keep this up and there goes your fucking tourist trade... (n/t)  ProudDad   Oct-04-07 06:49 PM   #36 
  - This isn't about Canada  bos1   Oct-07-07 05:50 AM   #37 
  - Statement by Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright  JohnyCanuck   Oct-07-07 06:22 AM   #38 

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