Saturday April 16, 2016

AWOL: War resisters in waiting

Joshua Key, Dean Walcott and Jeremy Brockway (clockwise from left, photos courtesy Key, Walcott and Brockway)

Joshua Key, Dean Walcott and Jeremy Brockway (clockwise from left, photos courtesy Key, Walcott and Brockway)

When American soldier Joshua Key fled to Canada in 2005, he never imagined that ten years later he would still be fighting a war — against the U.S. army, against post-traumatic stress disorder, and against the Canadian government. 

Key is one of an estimated 15 Iraq war veterans who are fighting to remain in Canada.

The resisters left home to avoid being sent back to a war they didn't believe in. Today, they fear they'll be sent to prison if they're deported. 

On this week's DNTO, you'll meet modern war resisters. Each of their stories is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they wish to stay in Canada. Should they be allowed to? 

stories from this episode