Candice Malcolm: Monsef’s silence makes us dig deeper

The public deserves to know whether Monsef became a Canadian as a result of fraud, and if so, whether Canada’s longstanding law will be applied to Monsef and her sisters.

Just because we like Maryam Monsef doesn’t mean that rules shouldn’t apply to her.

Canada is a country of laws. Laws that must be applied in an equal and unbiased way

  • In a word, no.

    No other migrant will be held to account, either. Voters blocks don’t just build themselves.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You guys don’t understand.
      It’s okay because she was a child soldier.

    • Frances

      Actually, there is one group of migrants which is being held to account: those brought to Canada as children in and around the 1950s who have no “official” documentation of their arrival. Despite being able to show they worked for many years in Canada (CPP contributions), gave birth and raised children in Canada, married in Canada, etc., etc., they are being denied Old Age Security benefits because they can’t “prove” when they arrived in Canada.

      Meantime, relatively recent seniors, do have documented proof of arrival, qualify for OAS as soon as they have put in ten years, working or not. They may not get much OAS, but they then get a lot of GIS (guaranteed income supplement) to make up for it.

      • Waffle

        I was one of the lucky ones (I have been known to kiss the blessed Canadian ground). I arrived in Canada in March of 1946, the child of a returning vet. My British war bride mother and I were citizens on arrival. I still have my hand written English birth certificate. However things changed in the late 60s with the assassination of MLK. In order to get a new passport, not only did I have to resubmit all my documentation, I had to go through an impromptu citizenship ceremony and swear my allegiance. I now have a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship!!

      • There one has it – different tiers of legality.

  • Maggat

    “On the surface, Monsef is exactly what we want all immigrants to become.”

    Instead she has become what we expect the vast majority of ‘refugees’ in fact are.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    “Laws that must be applied in an equal and unbiased way”

    If this were the case, not only would she be on the first Air Canada flight back to Whereeverthefuckistan, but Hillary would poll at under 20%. The fact that she’s within range and Monsef is still on Canadian soil says the laws are not equally applied.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Nothing new about who can be above the law in this country , the honorable Comrad Black , he trowed away his Canadian citizenship and committed a fraud crime after serving few years behind bars Harper welcomed here back with red carpet .