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Canada denies Randy Quaid's request to stay
By ROB GILLIES , Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian immigration officials have denied U.S. actor Randy Quaid's request for permanent resident status in Canada.

Bing: Randy Quaid's legal troubles

A Canadian government official confirmed late Saturday that his request for permanent status has been denied. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Quaid can appeal the decision to the federal court.

U.S. officials last year refused to seek extradition of the actor and his wife, Evi, from Canada to face felony vandalism charges in Santa Barbara, Calif., but authorities in the coastal town say they'll still have the couple arrested if they return to the U.S. 

Quaid has sought to stay in Canada, claiming he was being hunted by "Hollywood star-whackers" who had killed his friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger. 

Quaid's trouble began in 2010 when he and his wife were arrested for causing more than $5,000 damage at a hillside home they were renting. 

Randy Quaid is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid, and is best known for his roles in films such as "National Lampoon's Vacation" and "Independence Day." He won a Golden Globe award for his depiction of President Lyndon Johnson in a TV movie in the late 1980s.

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23Comments
Jan 28, 2013 2:11PM
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WTF, Canada says Quaid can't stay and yet America has 11 million illegal aliens. Why cant our government say they cant stay? Our govenment should take lessons from Canada.
Jan 28, 2013 2:09PM
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Get real Mr. Quaid---you don't want to be a Canadian you want to avoid jail.  By the way this imaginary group of star whackers you speak of: it's called suicide and accidental death you whack job!
Jan 28, 2013 1:54PM
Jan 28, 2013 1:52PM
Jan 28, 2013 1:49PM
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If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.

In the words of the immortal Barney Fife, "He's a nut!!!"
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