COLLINS – Immigrants shouldn’t be profiled


Macleans magazine cover from last year.

I WAS DOING my usual early morning surfing of the Internet this morning when I came across the latest video from Conservative leadership candidate Kelly Leitch.

collins-colhedIt’s about a disturbing (at least to me) idea she has about screening all immigrants, and having them all subjected to a face to face meeting with Immigration officials to ensure they agree to “Canadian values”.

She suggests that we in Canada have some values that are based on hard work, and a “unified Canadian identity”, whatever that is. She also talks about our values of tolerance and freedom.

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