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Send draft dodgers back to America, says columnist

The Story

In this corner: heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali -- an antiwar icon who is imprisoned for his refusal to serve. In the other: cowardly draft dodgers running to Canada. This is the fight Herb Gott establishes in his CBC Radio column. Change doesn't happen easily, he suggests. If the draft dodgers are truly committed to fighting the war, they should stay and fight for change like Ali, even if that means jail and martyrdom.

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Nov. 3, 1967
Commentator: Herb Gott
Duration: 4:14

Did You know?

• Many draft dodgers felt they had to hide their nationality in order to secure jobs and housing in Canada. A 1968 Gallup poll found that 51 per cent of Canadians were opposed to allowing any draft evaders into the country.


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