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In survey, Kellie Leitch asks if feds should screen for ‘anti-Canadian values’

Tory leadership candidate Kellie Leitch helped promote a tip line for so-called barbaric cultural practices in the 2015 election


 
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Labour Minister Kellie Leitch answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is asking whether the federal government should screen potential immigrants and refugees for anti-Canadian values.

The question comes in a survey on a number of issues which was emailed to people who signed up for news from her campaign.

During the 2015 federal election campaign, Leitch helped promote a controversial promise to open a tip line for so-called barbaric cultural practices, to help the RCMP enforce a law aimed at cracking down on forced marriages and keeping polygamists out of Canada.

In a TV interview earlier this year, she expressed regret for that, saying her goal of protecting women and girls got overtaken by a broader conversation about the role that ethnic and cultural identity politics was playing in the Conservative campaign.

Campaign manager Nick Kouvalis says more than 8,000 people have responded to the survey, which is based on subjects Leitch has been hearing about since she joined the leadership race in the spring, but he would not otherwise comment on its contents or which side of the issue the candidate favours.

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for would-be immigrants to undergo what he called extreme vetting to determine their stance on things like religious freedom, gender equality and LGBTQ rights.


 

In survey, Kellie Leitch asks if feds should screen for ‘anti-Canadian values’

  1. ……’anti-Canadian values.’…..

    WTF is that supposed to mean?

    Are we talking the KKK, Hitler’s minions, or the Thought Police’?

    • Oh you know, maybe people that won’t respect our laws and don’t respect democracy? Lots of those in the world.

      • Well define ‘anti’Canadian’, honey.

        I don’t watch hockey. Is that anti-Canadian?

        I don’t like snow. Is that anti-Canadian?

        I don’t bother with flags and anthems and church and holidays celebrating rabbits etc…..is that anti-Canadian?

        Laws and democracy have been around for thousands of years…we didn’t invent them

        Be careful what you’re promoting

    • They’ll lie. What’s the point?

      Like allowing GUI NUY license plates? I really don’t get it. If you don’t like whites, then go back to China instead of feeding the bigotry on both sides.

  2. I know Patrick Brown has left a seed of doubt of his trustworthiness with the people of Ontario the last few days. It looks like it may be a referendum of Patrick Brown next election rather than Kathleen Wynne, Wynne, whether you agree with here or not, or even if you don’t like her, you know what you have, with Brown, he is a hidden entity, Harper kissed butt before he was elected too, and what did Canada get for the next 10 years, ‘Demagoguery’, too much diversity in Ontario to try and tear it apart with demagoguery. Premier Wynne should not let the people of Ontario know that next election.

    • You are on notice Patrick Brown, as of this week, the people of Ontario are not stupid, they know a huckster when they smell it.

  3. The ‘Snitch Line Lady’ hard at work….disgusting

  4. Thank God Patrick Brown showed some guts

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