Fact=Becuase due to the Fugitive Slave Act southern slave owners could come into northern states and take back their "property". They couldn't do that in Canada
Fact=When you were a welder you got paid wages, you or your family could not be sold out of state.
Fact=bad as they were, black codes lasted a shorter time than Jim Crow in the South.
Fact=my beautiful African-American wife's family fought to set slaves free not own them.