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Draft Dodgers: Becoming Canadian

No one expected the Vietnam War to play out as it did. With thousands of young men fighting to the death overseas, another group of American sons fled their homeland and journeyed north to Canada. As the battle raged on and the antiwar movement divided the United States, draft dodgers and deserters struggled to forge new lives for themselves. Seeking sanctuary and the opportunity to make a difference, they changed their adopted country unquestionably. (Note: Some clips contain explicit language.)

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Draft dodgers discuss the issue of amnesty, Canadian citizenship and peace.

Medium: Television
Program: Weekend
Broadcast Date: Jan. 7, 1973
Host: Jim Eayrs
Interviewer: Charlotte Gobeil
Duration: 11:38

Last updated: October 14, 2014

Page consulted on October 14, 2014

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