Libya shuts its doors to Canadians

Mommar Gadhafi reportedly orders staff to refuse Canadian requests for visas


Libya’s looniest leader, Moammar Gadhafi, has struck again—at Canadians, this time. “Brother leader,” as he is known in his country, has reportedly told officials to reject visa applications from Canadian citizens. The move is apparently payback over Gadhafi’s cancelled visit to Newfoundland last month. The Libyan president opted not to drop in after Stephen Harper announced his intention to chastise Gadhafi for the hero’s welcome he gave the Lockerbie bomber in August. On Monday, an assistant to foreign affairs minister Lawrence Cannon said “there is no proof Gadhafi has issued that order at all.” But the issue is expected to be raised in the House of Commons on Monday. Critics charge that if Canadians continue to be denied visas, companies that do business in Libya will be adversely affected. Cannon apparently discussed the allegations last week, when he visited Tripoli; his assistant says that Canada and Libya “are working towards a positive resolution on the matter.”

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Libya shuts its doors to Canadians

  1. "Critics charge that if Canadians continue to be denied visas, companies that do business in Libya will be adversely affected."

    I have trouble seeing "Libya" and "solid business plan" sharing much in common.

    • Don't be as ignorant as Harper. The amount of money we get out of Libya is ridicules, all thanks to the embargo American's placed on them in the 90's. But if you feel like we do not need to be doing work in Libya, not a problem I am sure we can find jobs for all those employed in Libya, here at home, and the profits from oil sales we can just make up from the Oil sands.

  2. Well then, there goes my "Libya, Somalia, Iran" cultural highlights tour. Honestly, I'd rather spend a week in Canmore.

  3. When a guy like Ghadafi is annoyed at us, we must be doing something right.

  4. Well, I have lived in Tripoli and i truly know Libya and tripoli is beutufil place and their people are very hospitable and they do care so much about their culture of mutual respect therefore,These people are the only ones awake in this world I guess the next few years would never seen such strong and honest Man like him I proudly say hands up to Qaddafi who care about his people

    • sure, he is a great man..that is why he should have a fair election …people like you would surely vote for him..and then he should use his greatness to pass laws guaranteeing human rights for all as that is what great men do

  5. What's the word.. what's the word… what do you call a commenter who purposely says something so totally ridiculous just to inflame the readership… Oh yes I seem to recall it's 'Poe', though I cannot find any citation. If you are not a Poe Mr. ezzo, I would imagine then that you are in Libya enjoying the fruits of such a wonderfully progressive government at this very moment?

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