Poll: Most Canadians support U.S. War Resisters

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Angus Reid Poll: Most Canadians Would Grant Permanent Residence to U.S. Military Deserters

A majority of Canadians would agree with the decision to let American military deserters stay in Canada as permanent residents, a new Angus Reid Strategies survey reveals.

Earlier this month, the House of Commons recently passed a non-binding motion calling on the federal government to grant residence to all U.S. soldiers who fled to Canada after refusing to take part in the Iraq War.

In the online survey of a representative national sample, three-in-five Canadians (64%) say they would agree to give these U.S. soldiers the opportunity to remain in Canada as permanent residents.

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