Federal Court Justice Robert Barnes said that mistakes were made by Canada’a Immigration and Refugee Board when they turned down Joshua Key’s claim for asylum
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In 2003, Key served eight months in Iraq as a combat engineer. On his return to the US on leave, he his wife and four young children moved to Canada to seek refuge.
There are more than 200 US war deserters in Canada avoiding service in Iraq. A recent poll shows that 64 percent of Canadians would let US war resisters stay in the country.
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