When Manitoba's booming trucking industry needed long-haul drivers,
British-born Chris Mason answered the call. Now, after injuries have
left him crippled and unable to work, he's been told he's an economic
burden and will be deported.
"I feel like I've been sentenced to death..." said Mason, who found work as a truck driver in Canada in 2001.
After the wear and tear of that job damaged his lower back and left
him unable to walk, modifications were made to the rig and he went back
to work as a driver, then later as a dispatcher.
Two years later, he was struck by a wheelchair taxi at a crosswalk near the Health Sciences Centre.
On Friday, Mason, 35, was informed he will be removed from Canada
today to his native Britain where he hasn't lived since he was eight
years old. At that time, his parents split up and he moved to Greece to
live with his dad.
From the Winnipeg Free Press.