A glimmer of hope for Afghan interpreters left behind

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines Weekly Feature
A glimmer of hope for Afghan interpreters left behind

A glimmer of hope for Afghan interpreters left behind

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has profound implications for more than 100 Afghans believed to have worked alongside Canadian troops during the years they operated inside the country’s borders.

The American pullout has refocused attention on the plight of an estimated 115 so-called LECs (locally employed civilians) who missed out on a brief resettlement program instituted by the former Conservative government.

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Jerry Potts and the March West

Jerry Potts and the March West

Story by Sharon Adams

In September 1874, a North West Mounted Police patrol heading west to Fort Whoop-Up to rein in the violence of the whiskey trade, hired Métis scout and interpreter Jerry Potts.

For the next 22 years he was an invaluable asset to the force, arguably as responsible for the peaceful settlement of the West as the Mounties he served.

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