For over a decade Joshua Key has been living a life in limbo.
Key is a United States Army deserter who fled while on leave from the Iraq War in November 2003.
Since then, he’s been fighting to stay in Canada, hoping to become a Canadian citizen one day. He presently lives in Winnipeg with his Canadian wife and four children.
If Key is sent back to the US, he will likely face a court martial – a felony conviction punishable by jail time.
Jon Wilson, co-host of CKUW 95.9 FM radio show People of Interest, recently interviewed Joshua Key about his ongoing attempts to, once and for all, move on from this chapter in his life:
The War Resisters Support Campaign was founded in 2004 to assist U.S. military personnel who refused to participate in the Iraq war and came to Canada seeking asylum.