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In photos: Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair meets former fugitive Gary Freeman

The Immigration Ministry won't let Freeman return to Canada, and the NDP leader thinks that's wrong

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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, right, talks with Gary Freeman in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2013. Freeman skipped bail and fled to Canada in 1969 at age 19 after shooting and injuring a Chicago police officer.

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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, right, talks with Gary Freeman in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2013. Freeman skipped bail and fled to Canada in 1969 at age 19 after shooting and injuring a Chicago police officer.

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Freeman pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in 2008 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.

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Freeman has completed his sentence and wants to return to Canada where he has a wife and four grown children, but Canada’s Immigration Ministry is barring his return.

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Gary Freeman changed his name from Joseph Pannell. This is a photo from 1969 when he was 19 and charged with shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer. He fled to Canada before trial.

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