Thursday, October 01, 2015
Stephen Harper's Dangerous Move to Deport Canadians Born in Canada
If anyone doubted that Stephen Harper's plan to strip the citizenship of dual citizens convicted of terrorist offences was a slippery slope, and entirely political, consider the evidence.
First the Cons announced that they were stripping the citizenship of a wannabe jihadi born in Jordan.
Now they are considering doing the same to one born in Canada.
The Harper government is attempting to revoke the citizenship of a convicted terrorist who was born and raised in Canada, Maclean’s has learned—a first under a controversial new law that has triggered intense debate during the election campaign.
Saad Gaya, 27, is believed to be the only Canadian-born citizen (terrorist or not) to ever face the prospect of being stripped of his citizenship. Until now, there was no legal mechanism to undo what has long been considered an irreversible birthright.
And as if that wasn't disturbing enough, now Harper says he may use those powers to deport other kinds of criminals.
A re-elected Conservative government might look to strip dual citizens of their Canadian citizenship if they commit other heinous crimes, Stephen Harper said in a radio interview Wednesday.
Lawton asked Harper if he might strip other dual citizens in the future if convicted of other crimes, giving by way of example a serial killer, a rapist or someone who did something to children. "Well, you know, obviously we can look at options into the future," Harper responded.
Which could include all kinds of other Canadians born in Canada, for crimes the Cons deem "heinous."
But as Jason Kenney was quick to point out, NOT those born in India or China...
And why? Because those two communities are the ones the Cons have been targeting the most, and as Harper claims they share OUR values.
As he shares THEIR values, and their pandas.
Which must surely take pandering to the ethnic vote to new heights, or new lows.
And the good news? As I pointed out the other day this is a projection of what's happening in ridings with large concentrations of Chinese-Canadian voters...
Which only makes this claim even more ludicrous.
In an interview with the free daily newspaper Metro, Harper said the rationale used by his opponents for opposing C-24 was a "kind of elite political correctness on steroids."
"We can't have two classes of citizens. What do you mean?" the Conservative leader asked rhetorically. "We can't have a class of people who are war criminals and convicted terrorists, as opposed to everyone else? Of course we have classes."
And makes him sound even more desperate...
For if we have classes of people who have committed crimes against Canada, and its values.
Nobody deserves to be deported more than Stephen Harper and his foul Cons...
And we should begin that process the day after the next election.
For a criminal government that would deport immigrants and people born in Canada.
Is far too dangerous to be allowed to remain this country...
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