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- Jan 17, 2004
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My mistake. National rowing teams require inflatable PFDs for each person, but they don't have to be worn.I don't think all rowers wear life jackets. As a matter of fact, I find where I live near Rama Reserve, some of the needless deaths that happen in the spring are native teens perishing walking on the lake ice back to the reserve from downtown Orillia because they've always done it. Same with snowmobilers although I've seen less of them in the last couple of years. A lot of the snowmobile deaths in Ontario are in the north where many reservations are.
I doubt they could claim refugee status considering the Safe Third Country Agreement. If you've already been given refugee status in one country you can't shop around again and try it with another.
Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement - Canada.caPolicy and Regulations - Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreementwww.canada.ca
National Rowing Safety
It's a bit of a mystery to understand why the boat passengers wanted to sneak into the USA on a stormy night.