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Question 5 of the Schedule 1 Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada states:

5 Membership or association with organizations

Are you, or have you ever been a member or associated with any political party, or other group or organization which has engaged in or advocated violence as a means to achieving a religious or political objective, or which has been associated with criminal activity at any time?

The irony is that Canada itself, through its governments, is associated with an organization that has engaged in violence to achieve a political objective, with the particular examples of NATO’s illegal attack on Yugoslavia in 1999 and on Libya in 2011.

The attack on Yugoslavia took place long before I had a public voice, but I had one when the Libyan bombings took place, and I used it on May 30, 2011 to write, Canada’s appalling participation in the bombing of Libya.

History, it is said, is indeed written by the victors, and hence the selective designation of who isn’t allowed to be in Canada.

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