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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:50 PM
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Liberal MP introduces war resisters bill (this one would be binding)
A Liberal MP has introduced a private member's bill aimed at letting American war resisters stay in Canada.

Gerard Kennedy's bill would allow foreign military deserters or those who refuse mandatory military service to stay in Canada if their action is based on sincere moral, political or religious objection.

MPs have already voted twice to support war resisters, but that was through motions that are not binding on the government.

Mr. Kennedy's bill would be binding because it would amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Private members' bills rarely become law, but passage is more likely in the current minority government situation.


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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-20-09 11:20 AM
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1. Gerard Kennedy...
One of the few decent progressives in a party of power cultists and hypocrites.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-20-09 12:09 PM
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2. When he ran for the Liberal leadership in 2006, I was hoping he would....
succeed the way Joe Clark did, up the middle when the votes were split between Ignatieff and Dion. I was disappointed when that didn't happen.
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