Now that the Toronto mayor has explained that he wasn’t quite talking about what the Immigration Minister apparently thought the Toronto mayor was talking about, the Immigration Minister has clarified both his views and the law.
“Obviously we can’t tell people which city they can and cannot live in,” Kenney said. “And if someone’s a Canadian citizen, and they’re convicted of a crime, there’s nothing we can do to deport them.”“If you’re a Canadian citizen, and you committed a crime, you spend your time in prison. Once you’re released, and you’re beyond parole, you get what’s called the mobility rights of the Charter of Rights. You get to choose where you’re gonna live. And whether we like it or not, that’s the situation,” he said.
A transcript of Mr. Kenney’s interview is here.