Interpreter who worked with our troops in Afghanistan finally safe in Canada

James Akam’s first phone call on Canadian soil was about as Canadian as it gets.

“I want to personally thank you for how you supported our troops for all those years,” said hockey legend Don Cherry, who called my cellphone after the first picture of James in Canada appeared on Twitter. “This is a great country, James, and you will love being a Canadian.”

  • k1962

    James Akum, I wonder how he got that name. He should also be aware that we have plenty of the enemy living in Canada as well. They aren’t to bold yet, but one day they will be.

    • It’s just a question of numbers.

    • Canadian

      One of them just became PM of the country!

      • k1962

        You are so right. When he rescinded many of the laws that the Conservatives brought in, it showed he does not have our best interests at heart. Fast tracking the Syrians here showed the same thing.

  • huron

    thank you james

  • canminuteman

    This man may have helped us, but he left his wife and children in A’stan when he ran away. It’s too dangerous for him, but his children are safe without him. The man is a coward in my books.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Beat me to it.

    • huron

      good point

  • Ho Hum

    Hopefully he will not present a threat. I find it very strange that he had so much trouble getting into Canada as interpreters have been given priority in the past (Harper brought in a 1000). According to reports McCallum overruled his staff to bring him here. Is there something in his background that makes him a threat? Just because he worked as an interpreter for Canadian forces (getting paid 10X the typical Afgan wage) doesn’t mean there could’nt be bad things in his past.

  • Blacksmith

    Awesome that one of them has made it.