happened to RCMP Cpl. Read when he brought "irregularities" to light trying to keep gangsters out of the country and got fired for his efforts.From strippers to family members of a former head of intelligence of a police state- some people in the government have terrible judgement or are so brazen they figure Canadians don't care and they can get away with anything. Meanwhile honest immigrants , well educated , who would make good Canadian citizens, are backlogged when they play by the rules.
Looks like this needs to get a thorough review.Who signed the papers?Who approved this?
It is common for the children of senior Syrian regime figures to travel to Canada to deliver their children, the source added. "The political interest is to have a safe haven for their children and also to guarantee study for them at low cost........"
According to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, there is no rule or law preventing the practice.
"You can be sure that there were consultations at very high levels and there was a political decision made, in the interests of 'good relations,' " Mr. Waldman said.
Richard Kurland, also an immigration lawyer, noted the irony of the case, considering Canada's recent experiences with Syria.
"Our Middle East foreign policy bureaucrats couldn't manage to get Arar out of a Syrian prison, but they sure could facilitate citizenship for the family of Syria's notorious intelligence director," he said.
"I would sure like to know who was at the switch."Also read
"Why is Canada doing diplomatic favours for senior members of Syria's hard-line regime? The daughter and daughter-in-law of General Bahjat Suleiman, until recently the chief of Syrian domestic intelligence, have received visitors' visas from the Canadian embassy in Damascus so they can give birth in Canada. Their babies are Canadian citizens. Those babies may grow up to study in Canada at taxpayer expense, or to try to bring their parents and other relatives to Canada using family-reunification provisions in immigration law. They may be lovely babies who mature into fine people, but it is hard to see why Canada would grant such favours to the top security officials of a police state"