Asylum seeker’s future in limbo after near-fatal border crossing in Quebec

It has been two weeks since Mamadou left the refugee detention centre, three weeks since he left the hospital, and a month since he was found collapsed in the snow, too frozen to move.

His feet, damaged by frostbite, are slowly healing, though his toes are still blue in some places and peeling in others, and they still hurt too much to wear shoes.

And so, in sandals and sports socks, Mamadou makes the two-block walk from the YMCA residence where he lives to a bustling shopping centre at the west end of downtown Montreal.

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  • robins111

    Why do I think the sob stories about these criminals will continue. Next it’ll be black fly chewed poor people. And it’ll be white christian males fault of course.

    • jt

      Next a national day of honour for the refugees.

  • BillyHW

    Why do we always get the smartest ones?

  • Abu Nudnik

    Aw.

  • glasnost

    I’ll bet you didn’t know there was a big demand for more cab drivers in Montreal.

  • Martin B

    Someone needs to tell this asshole that Africa is nice and warm this time of year.

  • Let’s play guess the IQ. I bid 77.

    • Felicia Scott

      My bid is 64.

  • ontario john

    Expect another multi million dollar law suit against the government, and a public apology by the prime minister. Why he might even get a cabinet position.

  • Will he be allowed to stay?

    I hope not.

    Why should someone who snuck in get in for free while those who apply legally get refused?

  • Maggat

    He wasn’t frozen— quite enough.

  • ntt1

    so he has effectively barged his way into Canada despite so many better qualified applicants being turned away. Will he be staying with our child-like emperor and his beautiful queen?

  • So the PM was right, eh? They do need coats. 😉

  • Tooth&Claw

    He entered our home (Canada) without a by your leave, and now expects the rest of us to clothe and feed him.
    No.
    He’s no refugee if he was living illegally in the States for a decade until the law decided to catch up with him. He’s a thief. He wants all the benefits without the accompanying responsibilities. F*ck him and all like him.

  • Shebel

    His name is being with held to protect his identity . Why do they want to protect his identity? What has he done while in the USA ?
    After the Truth comes out and this sob story is milked dry —what next.
    Mentally Ill with an IQ of 66.?

  • Gary

    I’m still trying to understand John Tory’s logic.
    He wants Toronto to be a sanctuary city to make it’s safe for illegals when someone breaks into the home and they can call 9-1-1 to have the criminal removed for their safety….but when a Canadian calls 9-1-1 for someone that broke into their Country and want an Officer to remove them….we’re racists and Tory won’t allow the Police to do it .

  • Felicia Scott

    No sympathy. He ran from his country instead of fighting for freedom there. He is a coward. You let him in Canada and he is your problem now. You get the tab for his plane fare back to Africa where he belongs.