Cameron: Was Jason Kenney’s public outing of 30 wanted war criminals legitimate and/or effective?
Professor, Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, University of British Columbia
Removing inadmissible immigrants is a legitimate public policy objective, but the press and the public have not been given enough information about the accusations against the individuals concerned. Immigrants can be found inadmissible without the kind of evidence of guilt that would be necessary for them to be sentenced in Canada. To post their identities on the Internet is to brand them publicly as war criminals without the due process of law that would be necessary to establish this definitively. Worse still, it contributes to the impression that immigrants are a danger to Canadian society.