Why the Maryam Monsef case matters

Maryam Monsef was born in Iran, not Afghanistan as she once claimed.

Most Canadians have now heard about this story, and most fall into two broad categories.

Either they are sympathetic to Monsef’s story, believe she is the victim of a tragic childhood in war-torn Afghanistan, and consider her birthplace controversy another iteration of the hardships of being a refugee.

Or, they are skeptical of Monsef’s story…