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‘He missed the point’


 

Gar Pardy, formerly head of Canadian consular services, raises concerns about this country’s treatment of its citizens.

Commenting on Ms. Mohamud’s case, the Prime Minister recently – and correctly – observed the potential difficulty in dealing with such matters when foreign governments are not co-operative. But he missed the point, since so many of the recent cases have nothing to do with the actions of foreign governments.

Rather, it is the action and policy of the Canadian government that has created the problems. Canadians should be rightly concerned with these developments. If not, the ghosts of Arar, El Maati, Almalki and Nureddin will haunt us for years to come.


 

‘He missed the point’

  1. Harper usually misses the point because he is focused solely on scoring political points.

  2. misspoke
    then misspell
    now misspoint

    • Soon to be dismissed?

  3. Indeed. This chaotic, inconsistent approach to dealing with Canadians abroad is a joke.

    My letter in today's Globe:

    Congratulations to ministers Jason Kenney and Peter Van Loan for intervening in the case of failed refugee claimant Nay Myo Hein before he was handed over to the odious regime in Myanmar (Ministers Step In To Halt Myanmar Deportation – Aug. 18). If only our government were as keen to help Canadians already trapped in such regimes' clutches.

  4. In the interests of citizen interest in governmental affairs I just sent this e-mail to the Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

    To: Minister@cic.gc.ca

    In view of recent news of Canadians having difficulties having their identities verified abroad, can the minister comment on when the biometric passport will be issued to the general public?

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publicatio

    Many thanks,
    xox
    Harbles

    I didn't sign it like that but I'm sure he'll get right back to me.
    I'll let you know.

  5. In the interests of citizen involvement in governmental affairs I just sent this e-mail to the Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

    To: Minister@cic.gc.ca

    In view of recent news of Canadians having difficulties having their identities verified abroad, can the minister comment on when the biometric passport will be issued to the general public?

    <a href="http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publicatio…” target=”_blank”>http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publicatio

    Many thanks,
    xox
    Harbles

    I didn't sign it like that but I'm sure he'll get right back to me.
    I'll let you know.

  6. In the interests of citizen involvement in governmental affairs I just sent this e-mail to the Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

    To: Minister@cic.gc.ca

    In view of recent news of Canadians having difficulties having their identities verified abroad, can the minister comment on when the biometric passport will be issued to the general public?

    executive summary report on biometric passport evaluation

    Many thanks,
    xox
    Harbles

    I didn't sign it like that but I'm sure he'll get right back to me.
    I'll let you know.

    • Wow! What a nice guy that Jason Kenney is!

      He already replied to my e-mail!

      A little long but if you have Google docs you can see it here.

      Form letter. Both official languages though.

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