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May 10, 1985

Canada's Supreme Court ruled that a peace coalition has no legal grounds to stop tests of unarmed U.S. cruise missiles in Canada. The 6-0 decision rejected Operation Dismantle's contention that the Cabinet decision authorizing the U.S. tests made Canada a more likely target of a nuclear attack. Justice Brian Dickson, who wrote the unanimous opinion rejecting the claim, said, "It can only be a matter of hypothesis whether an increased American presence would make Canada more vulnerable to nuclear attack." Since March, 1984, the United States has conducted four tests of unarmed cruise missiles over northwestern Canada.

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