Injured trucker to be deported

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WINNIPEG, Man. — A British-born truck driver who came to Canada to help fill this country’s need for qualified professional drivers, will be deported after an injury left him unable to drive truck, according to a report.


Chris Mason came to Canada to work as a professional driver in 2001. He told the Canadian Press that job-related injuries a have left him disabled and he was further injured when struck by a cab at a crosswalk. Now, he said he feels like he’s been “sentenced to death” after being told he must return to England.


According to the Canadian Press, Mason failed to complete the paperwork that would allow him permanent residency in Canada. Now that he’s disabled and out of work, his application has been rejected.


          With files from the Canadian Press

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