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August 9, 2001
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Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal found that a naval reservist was the victim of illegal discrimination when the Canadian Armed Forces denied him a posting to the Middle East during the 1991 Gulf War because he is Jewish. Reversing a lower court ruling, Justice Edgar Sexton found that the decision in the case of Lt. Andrew Liebmann was made “in a factual and evidentiary vacuum” and that the number of Jewish soldiers from the United States serving in the Persian Gulf at that time exceeded the size of the whole Canadian contingent.

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