Sunday, July 02, 2006

Costa Rican family deported to native country

Gerald Lizano speaks to reporters at Toronto International Airport.CTV.ca News Staff

As people across the country gathered for Canada Day celebrations, a Costa Rican family living in Toronto flew back to their native country after losing a deportation fight.

The five members of the Lizano-Sossa family said goodbye to the country they called home for five years before being deported on Saturday.

Before they boarded a plane at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, they embraced friends, shed tears, and thanked the community and members of the media for offering them support.

"They want to take me out of the country, but nobody can take Canada from my heart," Gerald Lizano, the father, told reporters.

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