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Some good news is that Afghan interpreter James Akam has finally made his way to Canada.

* Some good news is that Afghan interpreter James Akam has finally made his way to Canada. Thanks to assistance from the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (who helped financially) and the personal intervention of Immigration Minister John McCallum, he arrived in Canada on April 15. Thanks are due to former comrade-in-arms Corporal Eric Kirkwood, whose persistent pushing of Akam's visa is an example of their true comradeship. Let's hope that some of his RCR friends were on hand to welcome him!

Caption: James Akam, who was an interpreter for the Canadian Forces, is pictured in Afghanistan in this handout photo. The former interpreter, who worked with Canadian Forces troops on the battlefields of Afghanistan between 2008 and 2011, arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport on April 15, 2016 to start a life in Canada.

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Title Annotation:IN THE NEWS
Publication:Esprit de Corps
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Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:May 1, 2016
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