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Thursday, October 31, 2002
 
8:16 AM

Oh Canada, staunch ally, protector of the .....Syrians and Iraqis? From yesterday's Post:

Canada Cautions Some on U.S. Travel

By Tom Cohen
Associated Press Writer

TORONTO –– The Canadian government issued a travel advisory this week with a twist: It suggests citizens born in Iraq, Syria and other countries targeted by U.S. anti-terrorism policies consider avoiding travel to the United States. The advisory issued Monday focuses on a U.S. regulation adopted a year after the Sept. 11 attacks that permits American authorities to closely monitor travelers born in certain countries suspected of terrorism links.

Canada considers the system discriminatory because it targets citizens based on where they were born, said Reynald Doiron, a foreign affairs department spokesman. "It's against basic principles on both sides of the border," Doiron said Wednesday. "Canadian citizens should be exempted from that measure."...



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