Archive for June 12th, 2012

Message to journos from Minister Kenney: Call us before writing sob stories from refugees facing removal

- June 12th, 2012

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney this evening released what is to me, at least, a remarkable statement that takes direct issue with some reporting in La Presse and also takes on the claims of a refugee — Kenney’s office calls her a fugitive — facing deportation.

Here’s the release in full (the hyperlinks, with more background, are provided by me): Read more…

A separatist fantasy: The death of Charest?

- June 12th, 2012

Colleague Daniel Renaud reports on this odd image, reproduced on the front page of Le Journal de Montréal (below) this morning: Charest Mort au pied du Khadir. It is a poster, found but not seized, apparently, by police investigators in the house of Amir Khadir, the separatist Québec Solidaire MLA. Police were at his house after the arrest of his daughter Yalda during the student protests. Read more…