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Ambrose disagrees with Leitch’s ‘values’ screening process

Ambrose tells CTV she doesn’t think it’s something that Canadians would want to see implemented


 

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose told CTV that she doesn’t support Kellie Leitch’s proposal to screen new immigrants for “anti-Canadian values.”

Leitch, a Conservative leadership hopeful, came under fire when her campaign sent out an online survey to supporters asking whether immigrants should be screened for “anti-Canadian” values.

But the interim Opposition leader said on CTV’s “Question Period” that she doesn’t know what the screenings “would look like,” noting that there are already criminal background checks in place for potential immigrants.

Ambrose also says she doesn’t think it’s something that Canadians would want to see implemented, and that she thought Leitch’s proposal was “badly worded.”

But Leitch doubled down on Friday, saying she intends to put forward policies that will make Canada safer and enhance what she calls a unified Canadian identity.

She said she would see potential immigrants screened for values like intolerance toward other religions and violent or misogynist behaviour.

“Canadians can expect to hear more, not less from me on this topic in the coming months,” she said in Friday’s statement.


 

Ambrose disagrees with Leitch’s ‘values’ screening process

  1. There are a whole host of ideas- jihad, child brides, female circumcision etc.- we can do without. If Leitch means this type of thing my guess is most people think that Immigration officials already ask questions to weed out these. If she means “are you against hockey” that’s a different matter but I doubt that’s what she means.

    • Problem 1….no one KNOWS what is meant, and so the meaning can vary……and it may be YOUR beliefs that get deemed anti-Canadian. It’s a slippery slope so don’t go there

      Problem 2 When I was a kid girls could marry at 12. Girls in religious communities still do. . It’s called freedom of religion.

      Boys routinely have genital mutilation in Canada….You probably did

      Immigration officials don’t ‘weed’ people out….we have a point system

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