Just a defacto "Nope".
May 7, 2002 10:02 PM   Subscribe

Just a defacto "Nope". "Refugees" from the US seeking asylum in Canada will no longer have any hoops to jump through. The hoops are to be replaced by impenatrable legal barriers, otherwise known as "inking the deal".
posted by crasspastor (6 comments total)
Great! Now the next time some git goes on about Canada being the "conscience of their neighbors to the south", we can tell firmly tell 'em the shut the hell up!
posted by black8 at 11:35 PM on May 7, 2002

LAME. Canada needs to grow some balls, how are people going to flee the oppressive regime of the US now!?

(the most notable example I can think of is a guy who got sued by the Church of $centology for making 'terroristic threats' in a joke on a Usenet group that CoS members wern't even allowed to visit... and the judge agreed that all of the context was irrelevant)
posted by delmoi at 12:04 AM on May 8, 2002

Yes, I know it is impenetrable.
posted by crasspastor at 12:47 AM on May 8, 2002

Hmm, if its only about taking advantage of their socialized healthcare system and welfare benefits can we expect a similiar crackdown on all immigration as well? I think this is a bit more complex than security and asylum. Our conscientious neighbors to the north are just bowing down to US policies.
posted by skallas at 1:22 AM on May 8, 2002

Seems that illegals can get in and collect benefits with ease, according to 60 Minute report two weeks ago.
posted by Postroad at 8:31 AM on May 8, 2002

Oh, well, even though I'm technically "4-F" (to use a old term), now I'll just have to run off to Tahiti in case of a war....
posted by Samizdata at 9:35 AM on May 8, 2002

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