TORONTO, July 1 /CNW/ - Canadian communities, faith, social justice and
peace organizations, and support organizations for U.S. Iraq War resisters are
celebrating the results of an AngusReid poll showing strong support for all
Iraq War resisters seeking refuge in Canada.
Results show that three in five Canadians (64%) favour giving U.S.
soldiers the opportunity to remain in Canada as permanent residents.
The national public opinion pollster noted that Quebec - at 70% - houses
the highest proportion of respondents who agree.
With no word yet from the Government of Canada and only nine days
remaining until U.S. war resister Corey Glass is scheduled for deportation, a
broad spectrum of organizations including Parliamentary opposition parties and
Amnesty International Canada are calling on the Prime Minister's office and
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to take immediate action to stop all
On June 3rd, the successful passage of a landmark parliamentary motion
called on the federal government to allow U.S. war resisters and their
immediate family members the opportunity to remain in Canada as permanent
The full report is available at AngusReid:
Contact Mario Canseco, 604-647-3570, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information:
For further information: Michelle Robidoux, (416) 856-5008 & Lee
Zaslofsky, (416) 598-1222; Media Coordinator Lynn Simmons, (416) 998-3157