MPs vote to give asylum to U.S. deserters, Tories say no
June 3, 2008
The House of Commons has passed a motion to grant permanent residence status to American military deserters and their families, but it's not expected to help a U.S. soldier recently ordered to leave Canada.
While all three opposition parties supported the non-binding NDP motion Tuesday, the government voted it down and is certain to ignore it.
Dear Keith Ashfield,
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Your party had decided to ignore Canadians too long - disregarding the parliamentarian motions on granting asylum for conscientious objectors from the US will be the last straw. It makes me wonder if corporofascist elements under the guise of a 'conservative' platform have all but stolen anything approaching Democracy in our great Nation
I sincerely hope you've set limits yourself on how far you're willing to go in abetting this slide into corporofascist totalitarianism, although you'll probably get ignored too when those thresholds are met.
Please stand up for liberty, Mr. Ashfield – we don't want Canada turned into a Bushist state.