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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 07:36 PM
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14. well, if there's a draft next year ...
During the Vietnam War, the NDP were able to help put pressure on the Liberal government to allow Americans to stay here. Immigration restrictions are tighter now, but one newspaper columnist in Victoria suggests that concerted lobbying of Parliament, plus the help of the NDP, Greens, left-leaning Liberals, and even the Bloc could get Martin to cave in and allow draft-dodgers sanctuary on "humanitarian and compassionate" grounds. If the NDP had been wiped out, or the Conservatives had locked down a majority, this wouldn't be nearly as likely.

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