You can read the following in full here at the Toronto Star.
Asylum bid to be reheard
Court rules on case of U.S. army deserter
Jul 05, 2008 04:30 AM
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canada's refugee board has been ordered to take another look at an American deserter's failed bid for asylum in an unprecedented court ruling that could affect scores of other U.S. soldiers who have refused to fight in Iraq.
In yesterday's decision, which came as Americans celebrated Independence Day, the Federal Court found the Immigration and Refugee Board made mistakes in turning down Joshua Key's claim for asylum.
While the board deemed him credible, it nixed his claim for refugee status on the grounds he was not required to systematically commit war crimes even if he had to violate the Geneva Conventions.
Federal Court Justice Robert Barnes disagreed.
In turning down several similar asylum claims, the refugee board has consistently held that the U.S. is a democracy, which affords deserters due judicial process.
I said it before and I am going to say it again. Everyone in the world knows, and I mean EVERYONE, that if you are going to make a refugee claim Canada is the place to do it.
Someone once remarked that "Canada is a land of trusting fools." No truer words have ever been said.