Immigration minister bites back

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney laid into Amnesty International in response to an open letter the rights group sent him and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews last week outlining concerns about the government's recently released Most Wanted by the CBSA list of 30 alleged war criminals. Mr. Kenney said he was puzzled why Amnesty would "waste its time and resources opposing the legal deportation of war criminals and serious human rights violators from Canada." They had received due process exceeding Canada's domestic and international obligations, he said. "I have listened to your concerns, and, frankly, I prefer the common sense of the people and the law," he concluded.

Published: Wednesday, 08/10/2011 12:00 am EDT

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney laid into Amnesty International in response to an open letter the rights group sent him and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews last week outlining concerns about the government's recently released Most Wanted by the CBSA list of 30 alleged war criminals. Mr. Kenney said he was puzzled why Amnesty would "waste its time and resources opposing the legal deportation of war criminals and serious human rights violators from Canada." They had received due process exceeding Canada's domestic and international obligations, he said. "I have listened to your concerns, and, frankly, I prefer the common sense of the people and the law," he concluded.

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