U.S. visitor turned away over long-ago prank

CBC News

An American man says he was denied entry to Canada at Vancouver’s airport because of a conviction stemming from a high school prank 20 years ago.

San Francisco resident Jon Cobb, who says he has visited Canada four or five times before, flew to Vancouver on Saturday planning to see friends for a few weeks. Instead, he was sent home the same day after at least seven hours of questioning.

"I was basically flabbergasted, trying to figure out what these questions have to do with visiting friends in Canada."

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