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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:38 AM
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University group appeals to prime minister to allow William Ayers into Canada
Source: chronicle herald ca

TORONTO (CP) An association representing university teachers is appealing to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to allow Williams Ayers into Canada.

Ayers, a former U.S. radical whose name arose in Barack Obama's presidential election campaign, was barred from Canada on Sunday.

The education professor in Chicago at the University of Illinois was supposed to give a speech Monday night at the University of Toronto.

Ayers said he doesn't know why he was barred, adding he ``couldn't possibly be a threat to Canada.''

In an open letter to Harper, the Canadian Association of University Teachers says ``it is wrong for the government of Canada to decide which scholars universities can invite to their campuses.''

The association is calling for a public investigation into Ayers' denial of entry into Canada

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/9010398.html
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:51 AM
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1. Canada is pretty hardcore about not letting people in with any kind of police record
Not sure what kind of record Ayers has or if he has been to Canada recently. I've seen 20+ year old DUIs keep people out.
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:32 PM
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2. Depends on where you cross I guess
Most people don't get background checked where we come in (on a ferry) at at Peace Arch. They ask you a couple questions and send you on your way.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM
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4. Unless your name is Bush
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM by Tempest
They let him in with his 20+ year old DUI convictions.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:41 PM
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3. No big loss
Frozen wasteland full of people hard of hearing.....eh?
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