The former Royal Bank of Canada chief economist also called the cuts "economically stupid, because it probably cost the Canadian taxpayer more."
In introducing Bill C-43 -- the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act -- the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration offered several justifications for this legislation, which on first impression, appear warranted. But the very title of the legislation suggests that Canada is overrun with foreign terrorists, escaped convicts, war criminals and the like. That's only the tip of the iceberg for this highly problematic piece of legislation.
If it's proven that the intercepted human smuggling ship was not coming to Canada, Jason Kenney can say he never said it was. If it's proven it was en route to our shores he can say I told you so. I believe the minister was simply piggy-backing on a media story to press his political agenda.