Czechoslovakia: Deferring army service between 1985 and 1987 by working as a coal miner
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1991|
|Citation / Document Symbol||CSK9795|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Czechoslovakia: Deferring army service between 1985 and 1987 by working as a coal miner, 1 November 1991, CSK9795, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad2058.html [accessed 12 December 2013]|
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According to the Military Attaché at the Embassy of The Czech and Slovak Federal Republic in Ottawa, between 1985 and 1987 young men could choose to work as coal miners rather than serve in the army, on condition that they work for five years which was twice as long as army service (28 Nov. 1991).
The IRBDC is unable to corroborate this information at the present time.
Military Attaché, Embassy of The Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Ottawa. 28 November 1991. (Telephone conversation).