Update: From the Left side of the blogosphere
Are you going to lay out welcoming mats for this ship of refugees too? How suicidal can the Canadian Minister of Immigration and The Canadian Minister of Public Safety get? What part of "terrorists and terrorism" do these Ministers don't understand? Australia let the ship know well in advance that they would not be able to enter their waters and to refrain from coming to their shores. What does suicidal Canada do? This nation is becoming a nation of refugees, refugees of the worst calibre possible.
Is it difficult to understand and comprehend that the Sri Lankan govt has stated in no uncertain terms that the Tamil Tigers were able to sustain themselves for decades and wrought largely untold havoc in Sri Lanka because of Canadian Tamils financing them? I am truly amazed that our representatives in the govt, whether it be a minority govt or whatever, does not seem to have their finger on the pulse of the general public, be they Conservative or Liberal. Amazing!!!
There should be no question of RCMP or Border Security boarding the ship. This ship should not be allowed in our waters. Period. End of discussion.
If refugees can come here in their shiploads, then why bother to bring in immigrants the right way. Do away with the Immigration Dept and let the RCMP and the Border Security guys do their stuff instead. We will be able to save the money that Jason Kenney's dept swallows up annually for bringing in would-be terrorists or terrorists pretending not to be terrorists until they get their citizenship.
RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency are expected to board a ship that may be carrying Tamil Tigers sometime this week, says the spokesman for a B.C. municipality.
John Leeburn with the District of Maple Ridge, 45 kilometres east of Vancouver, said Tuesday that two local prisons will be used to house those on board the MV Sun Sea.
The Thai cargo ship is reported to be carrying about 200 Sri Lankans.
Ottawa has expressed concern about members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam — a banned terrorist organization in Canada — being on board the vessel.....