Sign in to follow this  
Jaydee

Canadas Immigration Policy Totally Out of Control

Recommended Posts

Not that it matters much, but between the hordes of migrants walking into the country ( that story seems to have faded ) and the returning Jihadis showing up, citizenship intact, Canada must be a laughing stock on the world stage.

If you add everything up, from Trudeau pulling out of the war on Isis, to his infamous a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, to making Kadr a millionaire....he has created quite a legacy.   PUTZ!!!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just in time for summer. Trudeau’s favourite demographic threatens Ontario beaches.

Letter from alleged Islamic group threatens small town beaches in Ontario.

 

KAWARTHA LAKES-A letter, claiming to be from the Islamic Revolutionary Force, sent to some media outlets, threatens to “destroy your beaches from Toronto to North Bay.”

“We do this because you reject Islam and follow the Great Satan. Infidels you allow your women to disgracefully, shamelessly parade around your beaches all but naked!” The letter states in part.

On May 11, 2018 Huntsville OPP were made aware of a suspicious letter that took credit for contaminating beaches in the Muskoka area and threatened other small town beaches and their tourism industry. “We have started with the Muskoka’s and other tourist destinations. Your Northern towns are extremely easy targets, unlike cities.”

In late April, the Towns of Bracebridge and Gravenhurst received reports of some hazardous materials being found at several area beaches.

In response to the materials being found, both municipalities temporarily closed the beach areas and initiated a clean-up of the hazardous materials found at beach locations within the municipalities.

Huntsville OPP along with the assistance of the Huntsville Crime Unit are investigating the origin of the letter. Huntsville OPP says they will utilize all required resources to determine the validity of the claims that were made.

The letter also stated “Yes we cannot pull off anything like 9-11. But we can destroy your tourist industry, hurt your people, de-rail your trains, poison your water supply, start devastating forest fires….”

 

Police say further information will be provided only as the investigation continues and the OPP will work closely with any community should any claim be identified that has the potential to compromise the safety of the public.

OPP are reminding the public to always be aware of personal safety and to be aware of any hazards while enjoying beaches and other public areas. If anyone should see anything suspicious in nature leave it in the spot that it was located and contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 705 789 5551or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on the crime or an y other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward up to $2000.00

 

 

 

 

https://www.kawartha411.ca/2018/05/12/letter-from-alleged-islamic-group-threatens-small-town-beaches-in-ontario/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the 2:00 minute mark, there is a statement that the gov’t has redeployed 100’s of customs personnel to deal with the migrants walking in to the country.

Coincidentally, CBSA and the GTAA have announced that arriving a/c maybe be held at the gate with the doors closed, unable to deplane, due to staff shortages of CBSA. WTF!!!    The most expensive airport in the world now admits it cannot handle inbound international traffic.. What kind of delays are going to be imposed on the paying passenger to accommodate migrant bums jumping the immigration queue??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

The agency memo says agents are needed to process asylum seekers in Montreal and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle – the two main processing centres – from May 28 to Sept. 16. Agents from the Toronto area will work for a period of four weeks at a time.

The Globe also obtained a memo from Air Canada to its pilots, saying they may not be able to unload passengers immediately on international and trans-border flights on the tarmac because of CBSA staff shortages.

The May 7 Air Canada memo includes an announcement to be read on the public-address system, telling passengers that: “customs is currently dealing with a staff shortage and the custom hall is at capacity. The GTA airport authority has therefore asked that we delay the fight and remain on board.”

One Air Canada pilot, who spoke on background, said passengers could be expected to sit on the tarmac for up to an hour or more.

'Travel delays expected as customs agents being moved from GTA to Quebec to handle migrant surge'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why the f2#k should passengers and airlines be inconvenienced and lose money for migrants that don’t even have status in this county??? Why are we catering, bending over backwards, and spending millions of $ for this group of ILLEGALS?????

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, st27 said:

Why the f2#k should passengers and airlines be inconvenienced and lose money for migrants that don’t even have status in this county??? Why are we catering, bending over backwards, and spending millions of $ for this group of ILLEGALS?????

Why did we build a little bridge across the mud at the crossing point in Quebec?  Why are our RCMP officers carrying their suitcases and strollers instead of using their Tasers and handcuffs?  The reason is because Little Justin wants to be Secretary General of the UN and he's trying to pad his resume.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great..Goodales solution to defending Canada’s borders at airports is to hire part time summer students!! There shall be no delays!!

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-ottawa-to-hire-more-students-to-work-at-airports-as-agents-reassigned/

An interview yesterday with a CBSA union official indicated they are expecting an increase in migrants walking into the country.....400 a DAY!!     The word is out about Canada being an easy gig....I guess Trudeau’s efforts to ask migrants not to come has been a big success. Where are they going to put the bums? 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1397274

Toronto mayor is once again pleading for help from the feds for funding to address his social services  problems. Half of all migrants want to come to Yz. Currently, the city is renting 1000 motel rooms/night to deal with the invasion.

Good time to be in the motel business!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Updated

Far-right groups, counter-protesters rally over asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border

Far-right groups are protesting against the arrival of asylum seekers at unofficial ports of entry. Others are there to denounce their message and welcome the new arrivals.

Competing protests held near site of Roxham Road, where asylum seekers have been crossing

CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2018 1:50 PM ET | Last Updated: 32 minutes ago
 
storm-alliance.jpg
Members of Storm Alliance, a self-described 'ultranationalist' group, gathered at the Canada-U.S. border on Saturday. (Simon Nakonechny/CBC)

Duelling protests are being held this afternoon at the Canada-U.S. border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que.

Far-right groups are protesting against the arrival of asylum seekers at illegal crossings, such as nearby Roxham Road.

They are holding up signs denouncing what they call "illegal immigration."

Counter-protesters from groups including Solidarity Across Borders are also on site to show their support for the new arrivals amid a heavy police presence.

The protests are causing disruptions at the border during the busy holiday weekend.

At one point, Quebec provincial police were forced to block off Highway 15 in both directions, not far from the U.S. border.

The two sides have held rallies at the border before, including last year on Canada Day.

 

More than 7,600 people have entered Canada outside official border crossings so far this year.

The bulk of those have crossed in Quebec at Roxham Road.

Earlier Saturday, a group of residents gathered to show their support for asylum seekers.

Jeff Turner, an engineer who lives nearby with his young family, said he was eager to present a counterpoint to the far-right protest.

He said the vast majority of people aren't nearly as "angry and unwelcoming" as those who get most of the attention.

"Most of us are just regular people that can sympathize with folks coming from a different part of the world with young families that are just trying to make ends meet," he said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/17/2018 at 6:13 PM, st27 said:

Why the f2#k should passengers and airlines be inconvenienced and lose money for migrants that don’t even have status in this county??? Why are we catering, bending over backwards, and spending millions of $ for this group of ILLEGALS?????

No, no, no, they are irregular immigrants.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, mo32a said:

No, no, no, they are irregular immigrants.

And potential Liberal Voters in the not too distant future. 😀

Canadian permanent residents can apply for citizenship sooner

Oct 11, 2017 - In effect, this important change reduces the waiting time for many permanent residents to become eligible for citizenship, in many cases from ...

Canadian citizenship applications surge after government relaxes ...

Dec 28, 2017 - The required length of physical presence in Canada is reduced to three out of five years, from four out of six years. A portion of time spent in Canada before permanent resident status will count toward residency requirements, which will give credit to temporary workers and students.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"He said the vast majority of people aren't nearly as "angry and unwelcoming" as those who get most of the attention."Most of us are just regular people that can sympathize with folks coming from a different part of the world with young families that are just trying to make ends meet," he said."

 

This guy should be required to put his money, family & future on the line to back his opinion. Let him bring these people into his family home for the duration. He will be free to work extra too so he's able to pay the full nut to support his cause.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“Taha, a stateless Palestinian who fled Hezbollah in Lebanon last year, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer days after crossing the border from New York to Quebec in December.”

Gee .... call me skeptical but being the devils advocate....seems to me a pretty well thought out plan..... not feeling well at home in Lebanon...hhmmm...do some research on the internet....get yourself to the US..jump the border for free medical treatment ( too bad about the Canadians waiting for treatment) apply on humanitarian grounds to get the family to join me in the promised land... Voila !!

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4671937/canada-grants-temporary-visas-to-family-of-asylum-seeker-with-stage-4-cancer-1.4671940

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we need money but.... the real solution is to shut the door firmly.....................to all asylum seekers from the USA

 

May 23, 2018 / 4:58 PM / Updated an hour ago

Canada's largest city to open emergency housing for asylum seekers

 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s largest city said on Wednesday it is activating an emergency contingency plan to shelter refugee claimants as it prepares for an influx of migrants this summer, a rare move that underscores the strain caused by the inflow of asylum seekers.Toronto will house 800 asylum seekers in college dorms over the summer, the city said in a statement. But after August, it will need a new contingency plan and may house people in community centers instead, the statement added.

More than 27,000 asylum seekers have illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border since U.S. President Donald Trump came to office last year.The influx has strained Canada’s backlogged system for assisting people seeking refugee status, leaving aid agencies scrambling to meet growing demand for housing and social services.

Wednesday’s announcement came as a surprise to refugee agencies, said Francisco Rico, co-director of Toronto’s FCJ Refugee Centre. He and his colleagues have been working with the city for months to develop a longer-term solution.

“It’s a bandage. Of course a bandage doesn’t help in the long term, particularly if people continue coming in (at) this level.”Refugees cross illegally because if they cross legally at formal border crossings, Canada will turn them back under a bilateral agreement with the United States. Canada has sought to expand this agreement to allow it to turn back thousands more asylum seekers.

The vast majority have gone to the primarily French-speaking province of Quebec, but Quebec’s government has said its social services are strained and it cannot handle many more newcomers.

 

That has prompted plans to divert willing asylum seekers to Ontario — plans a spokesman for Canada’s immigration and refugee minister said on Wednesday are still in the works.

But Toronto, Ontario’s capital and Canada’s largest city, has seen strains of its own, and the city is bracing for more coming from Quebec over the coming months.

Refugee claimants now make up 40 percent of the people sleeping in shelter beds, up from 25 percent in May, 2017, and they are estimated to make up the majority of shelter occupants by November, the city said.

The Red Cross, which will run the new shelters, got the call from the city last week but had been prepared to open asylum seeker shelter spaces for a while, said Stephanie Etkin, the Red Cross’s regional operations manager for the Toronto area.

Graphic on the impact asylum seekers are having in Canada: tmsnrt.rs/2HCp4aD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, DEFCON said:

"He said the vast majority of people aren't nearly as "angry and unwelcoming" as those who get most of the attention."Most of us are just regular people that can sympathize with folks coming from a different part of the world with young families that are just trying to make ends meet," he said."

 

Judging by the NDP performance in Ontario, it appears he is right. The NDP want to create a Sanctuary Province and fully 1/3 of Ontario voters (33.4%) support them... can't wait to see the bill for that! Between the Liberals and NDP, they currently have 56.5% of decided voters. Not quite a "vast" majority as stated above, but enough to carry the day and way, way more than I would ever have guessed. I take comfort in the fact that there should be no complaints from voters in Ontario, it appears they may get exactly what they say they want.

Edited by Wolfhunter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well if the blood PC party had chosen ANYONE but ford those number would be far different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get the numbers thing but she could tone down the patronizing sarcastic tone to get the message across.....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, st27 said:

I get the numbers thing but she could tone down the patronizing sarcastic tone to get the message across.....

You’re right...deleted

Edited by Jaydee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What wasn’t covered in her video was the fact that while she was at Roxham Rd, anarchists/antifa members swarmed her and one of them hit her while she was leaving the scene (she was fearing for her safety).All the while, law enforcement watched it happen...other reporters from the mainstream networks watched it, filmed it and did nothing.....zilch coverage from CBC or CTV.

So much for freedom of speech or freedom to move....as long as the antifa movement approves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More money because of our PM's mouth inviting them to come.

Liberals to give $50 million to Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba to help with influx of asylum seekers

The provinces have asked for much more, with Quebec saying its costs are closer to $146 million, although this includes projected future costs

OTTAWA — The federal government will provide $50 million to Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba to help pay for some of the costs they have borne as a result of the influx of asylum seekers illegally crossing the Canada-U.S. border.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says this is not a final payment to these provinces for border crosser costs, but is meant to help address some of the immediate temporary housing needs in those provinces.

“The continued influx of asylum seekers entering Canada between ports of entry has increased pressure on provinces to provide shelter and social services to a growing number of asylum seekers,” Hussen said in Ottawa on Friday.

“We appreciate the pressures Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba are facing and will continue discussions with provinces towards longer-term solutions including further financial support.”Quebec, which has seen the majority of asylum seekers this year arriving through a forest path in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, will receive $36 million. Ontario will get $11 million and Manitoba $3 million.

 

The provinces have asked for much more, with Quebec saying its costs are closer to $146 million, although this includes projected future costs, Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel said earlier this week following meetings in Ottawa.

He responded to the financial announcement Friday on Twitter, saying this marks the first concrete recognition from Ottawa of the considerable impact on Quebec since last year caused by the “massive arrival of irregular asylum seekers.”

Toronto Mayor John Tory said last week his city is also dealing with strains on housing and needs $64 million to recover costs.

Hussen says negotiations on further financial compensation with the three provinces are ongoing.

Talks also continue on a plan to “triage” asylum seekers in an effort to move some migrants out of Montreal and Toronto to areas with more available housing and job opportunities.

Last week, the ad hoc intergovernmental task force on irregular migration met to discuss the progress of this plan, but Transport Minister Marc Garneau said nothing can be finalized until the provincial election in Ontario is over.

A reception centre is being set up in Cornwall, Ont., as an alternate location where the federal government can deal with refugee claimants. Now, all federal resources and claims processing centres for irregular migrants are centred in Montreal.

Hussen will soon travel to the United States for high-level talks with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to discuss ideas he has to help modernize the safe third country agreement. They include possibly introducing the use of biometrics to allow border officials to better track the movements of individuals to determine if they are eligible to make a refugee claim in Canada.

But Conservative Immigration critic Michelle Rempel says this would do nothing to address the problem unless Canada and the U.S. agree to close a loophole that exists in the agreement that allows asylum seekers to claim refugee status in Canada if they somehow make it into the country through non-official entry points.

“The safe third county agreement still doesn’t apply at an illegal crossing, so he can biometric all he wants, the agreement still isn’t going to apply unless he broaches the issue of renegotiating it.”

More than 9,000 refugee claimants have crossed into Canada through unofficial paths along the border so far this year, with 90 per cent of them arriving in Quebec.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From January to March, over 5000 crossed the border into Canada through unofficial entry points. 


Only 135 have since been removed from the country.

 

 

“ OTTAWA — Government data shows thousands of asylum seekers came into Canada illegally across the Canada-U.S. border in the first quarter of the year, but only a fraction were removed from the country during that time.

Between Jan. 1 and March 31 only 135 individuals who made an asylum claim following an irregular entry were removed from the country, says information provided to the Commons committee on immigration.

During that same period, more than 5,000 asylum seekers arrived through unofficial entry points.

The government says border officials can only remove failed refugee claimants after they have exhausted all legal options available to try for refugee status, including applications to the Immigration and Refugee Board, appeals and other administrative measures. “

 

 

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/canada-has-only-deported-small-fraction-of-thousands-of-illegal-border-crossers/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote
‎Today, ‎June ‎12, ‎2018, ‏‎6 minutes ago
 

Stateless immigrant jailed for seven years while Canada tried to deport him sues for $57.5 million

 
‎Today, ‎June ‎12, ‎2018, ‏‎25 minutes ago | Brian Platt

OTTAWA — A man with no recognized citizenship in any country is suing the governments of Canada and Ontario after he was kept in maximum-security jails for seven years while Canada tried in vain to deport him.

It’s the latest development in the extraordinary case of Kashif Ali, who has spent three decades in legal limbo in Canada. Last year, Ali won a key court decision that challenged Canada’s ability to detain an immigrant indefinitely.

Now, in a sprawling lawsuit filed in Ontario Superior Court, Ali is seeking a total of $57.5 million in damages, alleging numerous violations of his Charter rights and breaches of fiduciary duty over his prolonged detention. The lawsuit alleges the detention caused him to suffer from depression and anxiety, auditory hallucinations, and the deterioration of his physical health.

Ali first claimed refugee status in Canada in 1986, arriving from the United States. The lawsuit acknowledges he provided authorities with a fake name before admitting his real one a week later. He claims he was born in Ghana in 1966 to a Ghanaian father and a Nigerian mother, but has said his birth was never officially registered. Both Ghana and Nigeria have refused to recognize him as a citizen.

Ali was declared inadmissible to Canada in 1995 for a string of criminal convictions, largely petty offences related to drug addiction. From 1995 to 2000, he was in and out of detention while deportation proceedings took place. Canadian officials escorted Ali to Ghana in 1996, but Ghanaian authorities refused him entry due to suspicion over his identity. Ali spent ten months in detention in Ghana before Canada took him back.

He was again detained in February 2010 by the Canada Border Services Agency, and would spend the next seven years being rotated through four maximum-security jails run by Ontario. Court documents say he was usually placed among the general population of criminal offenders, but was occasionally put in solitary confinement, including for one stint of more than 100 consecutive days, and suffered from frequent lockdowns caused by staffing shortages.

As required by law, Ali’s case was reviewed every 30 days by the Immigration and Refugee Board while he was in detention. But the border agency argued Ali was withholding information that would assist with his deportation, and his detention was repeatedly renewed. The lawsuit says there were more than 80 such reviews while Ali was detained.

In April 2017, an Ontario court ordered that Ali be released. “One thing is clear, and that is that Canada cannot purport to hold someone in detention forever,” said the decision from Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer, who ruled Ali’s Charter rights had been violated.

“As best as I can tell from Mr. Ali’s criminal record, he has spent almost twice as much time in detention, pending his removal, than he served as punishment for all of his criminal convictions added together. That result is unacceptable.”

Nordheimer was also unconvinced by the government’s argument Ali was blocking their effort.

“I do not accept that Mr. Ali is intentionally withholding critical information that, if revealed, would break the logjam in obtaining the necessary documentation to permit his removal,” he said.

Jared Will, Ali’s lawyer, said he did not want to comment on the lawsuit. Will is challenging the constitutionality of indefinite immigration detention at the Federal Court of Appeal, but a Federal Court judge upheld the regime last summer, ruling that there is no “single, simple answer” for when detention has become unreasonable.

The Toronto Star has reported that refugee claimant Ebrahim Toure is currently the longest-serving detainee, having been kept behind bars for more than five years while the government seeks to prove his identity and deport him to Gambia.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s office declined to comment on a matter before the courts. It said a new policy framework announced in 2016 aims to improve immigration detention infrastructure, provide better health services and explore more alternatives to detention. It budgeted $138 million over five years. The government is also “working on separate legislation to create an appropriate mechanism to review CBSA officer conduct and conditions, and handle specific complaints,” said the statement.

In the meantime, Ali now lives in Ontario and has been issued a work permit and interim health coverage. He plans to file for permanent residency based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, the lawsuit says.

“He has continued to seek treatment for his mental health problems and to attempt to recover from the harm inflicted by his lengthy incarceration,” the lawsuit says.

• Email: bplatt@postmedia.com | Twitter: btaplatt

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

57M my a$$. Let Ancestry.com sort it out and then put the sob on a piece of driftwood and send him off in the general direction he came from. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, DEFCON said:

57M my a$$. Let Ancestry.com sort it out and then put the sob on a piece of driftwood and send him off in the general direction he came from. 

 

And the queue for $$$$ grows.

Canadian claiming border agency mistakenly detained him for 8 months sues for $10M

A naturalized Canadian is suing the Canada Border Services Agency after he was arrested and held in detention for eight months. CBSA told him his fingerprint scan matched someone who was deported, but had no other evidence to prove he was not who he said he was.

Olajide Ogunye, originally from Nigeria, obtained Canadian citizenship in 1996

 
lisa-xing.jpg
Lisa Xing · CBC News · Posted: Jun 13, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 11 hours agoOlajide Ogunye is suing the CBSA for $10 million after being locked up for eight months before his identity was confirmed. (Grant Linton/CBC)

A naturalized Canadian citizen who spent eight months in Ontario detention centres awaiting immigration officials to verify his identity is suing the Canada Border Services Agency for $10 million. 

Olajide Ogunye, 47, was born in Nigeria and moved to Canada with his family in the 1990s. A few years after that, in 1996, he became a Canadian citizen. But his citizenship and Ontario health cards did not convince CBSA officers of his identity when they approached him outside his Toronto home on June 1, 2016, as he was headed to work at the hair salon he owned. 

"I was confused, really confused," Ogunye says. The officers told him they were doing a sweep of the area, he says. 

olajide-ogunye.pngOlajide Ogunye says he showed this citizenship card to officials. (Olajide Ogunye)

After the officers searched his home and told him they did not believe he was truly Olajide Ogunye, they brought him to CBSA's base at Pearson airport, the Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre.

According to Ogunye's statement of claim, the officers ran his fingerprints, which they said matched the identity of a man named Oluwafemi Kayode Johnson, a failed refugee claimant who had been deported from Canada to Nigeria in the 1990s. 

Ogunye says he was told the CBSA believed he was actually Johnson, who had returned to Canada illegally and assumed Ogunye's identity. Those fingerprints, according to court documents, were never produced by the CBSA to Ogunye.

"It was very frustrating. Somebody telling you you're not your name," says Ogunye. "I showed them all my IDs. I showed them my citizenship. How are you going to put a Canadian citizen in jail?" 

8 months behind bars

Ogunye says he was locked up for a total of eight months, from June 2016 through February 2017, spending a month at Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton, Ont., and the rest of his time at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont., a medium/maximum security prison. Because of almost daily lockdowns, Ogunye claims, he was unable to contact family members. Ogunye sifts through documents in his Toronto home. (Grant Linton/CBC)

"One time, for the whole month, I was crying non-stop. I was crying continuously," he recalls, and was put on suicide watch as his mental state suffered. "The nurse had to give me depression pills to make me calm down." 

Ogunye says his physical health declined as well, and he was taking pills each day for high blood pressure, depression and a prostate condition. 

'They destroyed my life'

On Feb. 4, 2017, he was released. CBSA issued a report on his release, detailing efforts to interview members of Ogunye's family. The first interview was conducted 6½ months after his initial arrest. 

Ogunye says he wants to sue for $10 million because of how long the investigation into his identity took. 

"They put me through a lot. They destroyed my life. I lost my job," said Ogunye. "They destroyed my family. I don't have a good relationship with my kids anymore. I don't think that's going to come back." 

The same report from CBSA mentions Ogunye has been convicted of various charges, including fraud, impersonation and possession of a credit card obtained by crime, and the officers found an "issue of his credibility." The report says there is "no doubt this person detained is Johnson" but also states in the same paragraph, "the person in custody may be Olajide Obabukunola Ogunye." 

Ogunye's lawyer says it ultimately comes down to the fact his client's charter rights have been violated.

Immigration lawyer Adam Hummel says his client's charter rights have been violated. (Grant Linton/CBC)

"The individual who is being targeted is a Canadian citizen," says immigration lawyer Adam Hummel. "An individual ... who shows his identity card is not automatically given the benefit of the doubt but is questioned and accused of being someone else and detained while an investigation is taking place.

"The truth is, if this is the way they're going to conduct themselves, it could happen to anyone," he says. 

Hummel says the CBSA had a "duty of care" to Ogunye but breached this duty, and his "unlawful detention was the result of hasty decision-making and a negligent investigation." 

CBC Toronto asked the CBSA why it wasn't able to verify Ogunye's identity if he had been previously charged and, on a number of occasions, convicted of various crimes under the name "Olajide Ogunye" and why the investigation took eight months. It told CBC Toronto it is aware of a lawsuit but that any further comment would be "inappropriate."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this