After a 22-month battle to earn a home in Toronto, a former American soldier was told yesterday he will become the first Iraq War resister to be deported from Canadian soil after his application to stay in the country was rejected.


A dejected Corey Glass, 25, stared blankly at the floor of a tiny room in Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church as members of the War Resisters Support Campaign informed media and other U.S. war resisters of his failed bid to remain in the country.


“He’s supposed to leave on his own by June 12,” said the group’s co-ordinator, Lee Zaslofsky.