Professor William Ayers from the University of Illinois was asked to speak at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Urban Schooling, but when he got off the plane in Toronto, Professor Ayers was informed he was not allowed in the nation of Canada because he apparently was a threat to the country’s survival. After he got off the plane, “the border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn’t going to be allowed into Canada.” According to officials with the Canada Border Service Agency, the “Ayers Case” could not be publicly discussed. During the recent election campaign noted defenders of free speech such as Sarah Palin and John McCain cited the background of Ayers who belonged to the Weather Underground group about forty years ago. Professor Ayers has written or edited numerous books and is active in urban education.
If the past plays a role in determining who is allowed into Canada, will the Canadian Border Agency bar Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and George Bush from entering since they are associated with terrorism in Iraq that has cost the lives of over 4,000 American soldiers as well as the deaths of thousands of Iraqis?
Grow up Canada and join the modern world.