Question ? If you are not a Canadian citizen how can you be afforded protection under the Canadian constitution?
The simple answer is basic human decency calls for it, that's why. Do unto others, as you would have done unto you. It's unconscionable to suggest that there are people that should not be afforded protections granted under the rule of law.
Now, read this [Toronto Star, Canadian boy caught in Texas detention]:
[H/T, Verbena-19]. The 9-year old is being held at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center.
A 9-year-old Canadian boy is in a Texas detention centre after his flight to Toronto made an unscheduled stop and U.S. officials detained his family.
Now the boy's Iranian parents are pleading with Canadian officials to help secure the family's release from the immigration holding facility, which has come under fire for allegedly detaining children in sub-standard conditions.
"All the time he is asking me, `Why am I wearing the uniform? Why I am here?'" the boy's mother said, as she sobbed during a telephone interview from the detention facility yesterday.
"We didn't do nothing. My child is innocent."
We can see what happens to Canadians when they are not treated with basic human dignity overseas; we rightly fight to bring them home.
We should fight to ensure that those who arrive in Canada are treated with all due protections of the law, and we should fight to ensure that Canadians unjustly treated overseas receive our full support.
Annamarie, from Verbena-19, is asking everyone to contact Peter MacKay, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, about this little boy.