"I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't running to Canada. I'm staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead . . . but I ain't going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people." Muhammad Ali, 1967. (He was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title. Ali's appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 1971 his conviction was overturned.) photo uncredited
✓ 3) Jean Chrétien commits Canadian troops to Kandahar, Afghanistan, who are then deployed in October 2002. This action was seen by many as a chance to win favour within the White House. Indeed, 'Canada deployed to Kandahar province in part to mend relations with the United States' - Jean-Christophe Boucher, "Selling Afghanistan: A Discourse Analysis of Canada's Military Intervention, 2001-08", International Journal 64, no.2 (2009): 730.