October 03, 2016

Liberals should drop Monsef “birther” talking points and uphold law

Candice MalcolmRebel Contributor

As you’ve probably heard, Maryam Monsef was born in Iran – not Afghanistan. After being praised as the ultimate refugee success story, Canada’s first Cabinet Minister from Afghanistan, we learned last week that the story she had presented was not accurate. 

Monsef claims she never knew the true story about where she was born and how she spent the first decade of her life. It was only after a media investigation and questions from a journalist that she asked her mother and was told the truth.

But the journalist, Bob Fife of the Globe and Mail, was acting upon a tip. Somebody else knew the truth, and reached out to members of the national media to encourage a probe.

Once the truth was revealed, other political figures in Monsef’s hometown of Peterborough, Ontario came forward to reveal that they, too, had heard similar stories. If rumours were spinning around Peterborough about her life story, and if anonymous tipsters were encouraging journalists to investigate, how is it that she was the last to know?

Her version of events could be accurate but common sense would tell us that Monsef had likely heard these rumours in the past. So why didn’t she ask her mother sooner?

Immigration lawyers have suggested that Monsef may have committed a crime – using false information on her refugee and citizenship application – and the penalty could be as serious as citizenship revocation and deportation.

Canada has stripped citizenship away before since lying to citizenship officials makes a person inadmissible to Canada, a long-standing policy that predates the Harper government.

In fact, during the last election campaign, Justin Trudeau himself praised this practice.

In the meantime, Trudeau’s spin doctors are taking a different approach to managing this crisis by suggesting that raising questions about Monsef’s birth is akin to racism, calling this a “birther movement”.

There’s nothing racist about demanding honesty and transparency from our politicians. Nothing racist about upholding our laws, and applying them equally.

In the case of Monsef, it isn’t even a conspiracy and the only question that remains is whether Trudeau’s cabinet minister and her family are above the law.

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commented 2016-10-06 00:21:19 -0400
don’t even bother responding to cameron. just check out the Estevan Mercury…he couldn’t even pass muster as a provincial ndipstick candidate for Estevan.
commented 2016-10-05 11:06:02 -0400
Cameron Robock the culture in the country you were raised in and the country and culture of the family you were raised by, mold who you as a person. Monsef only spent the first 11 years of her life growing up in Islamic countries, but clearly this influence was strong. Just before she joined Trudeau’s cabinet, she was ditching Canada for a job in Afghanistan where she said she was born, but had only lived. She was born in Iran. The important point is that her immigration papers misrepresent her information. She and her mother lied on those immigration papers and, Monsef perpetuated the lie until it just recently became public knowledge. Wrong information on immigration papers is considered false information and it is an offence. The law states, that is grounds for deportation or stripped citizenship.
I would say Cameron that your comprehension levels are the ones lacking here.
commented 2016-10-04 21:16:06 -0400
Of course they are above the law! All Liebranos consider themselves above the law. Trudope will not depose his prized Iranian asset!
commented 2016-10-04 20:45:49 -0400
Yawn. I was born from my mom and dad. The land I was born in has nothing to do as a person. How I was raised was important. If bomds were hitting my city killing thousands a day. My family would leave that city. Just logical sense. For rebel to say other wise is out right ignorance.
commented 2016-10-04 13:21:16 -0400
Monsef has become the poster child for everything that is wrong with Justin’s Canada.
commented 2016-10-04 12:12:49 -0400
By right, an honorable member should step down until a controversy of this nature is resolved. On the other hand maybe we should drop the “honourable” title. Butts plays the racist card in her defence, like a skunk who, when annoyed, sprays it’s noxious stench at a predator. Whenever you don’t like the direction something’s headed you just start screaming “racism” and that derails the conversation…What a load of bullshit…
commented 2016-10-04 11:27:42 -0400
She has to know that she has the respect of a very small group of Canadians. The vast majority, even those who never thought of her or her position in our government before now, have zero respect for this non-Canadian. She will be ridiculed and suspicions will make it impossible for her to do any kind of honest job to serve Canadians. She must go.
commented 2016-10-04 04:22:59 -0400
If the cabinet minister had any sense of moral integrity or interest in Canadian law or rule of law for that matter she would leave her position immediately and would probably gain some credibility by doing that… Do it not and the liberal administration ratchets down another click away from our freedoms and rights and another foreign born lawmaker pushes her influence and agenda into our country that our ancestors, the pioneers and the settlers that carved a great nation from the wilderness.
commented 2016-10-04 03:09:06 -0400
The precedent is set… Canada has previously deported ex-NAZIS because they lied about their background when gaining citizenship… To have a Canadian immigrant gain Federal Cabinet status, yet lie about her background, is in the realm of “the theatre of the absurd”…
commented 2016-10-04 01:54:19 -0400
Enforce the law and fire her as well as deport her or make income tax evasion, bank robbery as well as assault and impaired driving legal..!!
commented 2016-10-03 21:45:47 -0400
Let us give this ‘innocent liberal child’ a benefit of doubt but what about her passport? Does she have a passport? If so what did she write in the country of birth text box? If she wrote Afghanistan that would be misrepresentation and if she wrote Iran and now saying she did not know about her birth place then she is clearly lying and she should be prosecuted for lying.
commented 2016-10-03 21:18:24 -0400
She came to Canada when she was 11, and didn’t know she was born in Iran? Really? When I was 11 I knew I was born in Canada, my parents were born in Germany and my Grandparents were born in Austria-Hungary. And that was in the early 60’s before the internet and data sharing. If what she says is true, she’s more stupid to be even a Liberal. Her Wikipedia page has been edited over 40 times since September 22. That in itself says it all. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maryam_Monsef&action=history
commented 2016-10-03 20:45:30 -0400
She lied for political vote getting. Kick her out
commented 2016-10-03 20:19:25 -0400
Just to be clear. We all trust the UN right?
commented 2016-10-03 20:03:16 -0400
As the Libranos shape-shift back into their normal reptilian form from their hopey-changey election form Lib counter-spin on their duplicitygets more psychotic by the day.
commented 2016-10-03 19:53:44 -0400
Lying is a key value for the liberal party therefore to them it is a nonissue. Conservatives on the other hand are held to a higher standard so if Monsef was a conservative then this would be a very big issue. It was my understanding that all the Syrian refugees were already vetted by the U.N.
commented 2016-10-03 19:47:38 -0400
@ Sean Penson…. Sean you have just hit the gold standard in stupidity. " Nobody cares about this". I fucking care about it, but of course we are all nobody in your strange world. When the government decides to blatantly break laws it is time for a NEW GOVERNMENT. You deserve the first muslim knife you moronic imbecile.

And we get to let her help decide the electoral process in OUR country.

Trudeau is a complete idiot

With brainiacs like Sean voting for these assholes we are in trouble, lets hope this blows up in junior’s face and sanity starts to prevail

DJBT and the sicko-phants
commented 2016-10-03 18:57:10 -0400
We know that Jr and McCallum will never have her deported. The very least they can do is expell her from the HOC and deny her any future gov’t employment. And considering Jr’s new carbon tax theft that he just announced today, a by-election in her riding would swiftly tell Jr what millions of Canadians are thinking of him and his theft. m
commented 2016-10-03 18:57:09 -0400
We know that Jr and McCallum will never have her deported. The very least they can do is expell her from the HOC and deny her any future gov’t employment. And considering Jr’s new carbon tax theft that he just announced today, a by-election in her riding would swiftly tell Jr what millions of Canadians are thinking of him and his theft. m
commented 2016-10-03 18:20:11 -0400
As a conservative, I don’t think she should be kicked out of the country. She should reapply with the facts and be used as a poster child to show Canadian security lacks proper vetting and intelligence to bring in people from unstable regions.
commented 2016-10-03 18:17:52 -0400
Sean Penson… so, you don’t think honesty, truth, policies, standards, or even what the law says, matters? Are you really that naive, or just willfully ignorant? How are earth is upholding laws and standards racist, sexist, or militarily minded?

Seriously, there is something wrong with you. What YOU suggest is signing up for anarchy, where nothing applies to anybody. Keep your unthoughtout opinions to yourself in the future. Your comments undermine any intelligence you claim to have.
commented 2016-10-03 18:07:58 -0400
This is an issue only to racists, sexists and militarists. Nobody cares about this, and are happy letting our governing party carry out its constitutional mandate to govern this country as IT sees fit.
commented 2016-10-03 17:31:28 -0400
That’s pathetic Lawrence. What does he care, he will still be set. A one term MP still gets a big pension.
Speaking of pensions, don’t you just know Monsef aborted her plans to leave Canada for Afghanistan for the big government pension carrot. Maybe her pension would be in jeopardy if she was kicked out before her term was up. I sure would be ticked if taxpayers are stuck paying her pension. No citizenship no job, no pension.
commented 2016-10-03 17:28:02 -0400
They are just going to stall and do nothing until the world turns and a new issue arises to take attention away.
commented 2016-10-03 17:19:22 -0400
Liza ,that’s OK ,i did call him out as a liberal lackey,i have tried shaming him in my e mails ,it’s like water off a duck’s back , i have called him anti-Canadian ,I’ve called him gutless ,a moron ,a turdo lover ,nothing gets his attention ,i also stated i would be posting on the rebel and pegida Canada about his lack of standing up for Canada and Canadians and ignoring my e mails , total silence from his camp , nothing works .
commented 2016-10-03 17:09:54 -0400
Another politician lying? Forget it. Canadians don’t care about truth and honesty in their politicians. Instead of turfing the liars out on their arses, the pubic will re-elect them and the liars will interpret it as a free pass to continue with their deceit.

Hence, McGuinty: a serial liar who was re-elected twice; Wynne: who won a majority while up to her neck in the gas-plant coverup; and urdo la doo: he regularly absented himself from his parliamentary duties so he could collect hundreds of thousands from charities and publicly-funded schools.

And a little bit of digging by our pathetic press during the campaigns would expose candidates that have ethical deficits. But, I’m just being silly…can’t expect the MSM to rake the initiative and embark on some real investigative journalism, eh?
commented 2016-10-03 16:48:09 -0400
Robert McClelland , Trudeau in fact DID NOT SCREEN the so called “refugees” he allowed into Canada!! A senior immigration official was interviewed and he clearly stated NONE WERE VETTED AND NONE DENIED!! FACT!! He said there wasn’t enough time, money or manpower!! BTW the Americans spoke about Trudeaus rush to import the Islamic world into Canada and they , with all their different security departments, government agencies and so on COULD NOT PROPERLY SCREEN ONE FIFTH OF THE SO CALLED REFUGEES IN 14 MONTHS WHILE JUSTIN CLAIMED CANADA VETTED 25,000 OF THEM IN 4 MONTHS!!! Think about this!! How many security agencies does Canada have compared with the U.S. and if they can’t properly vet 5,000 Syrians within 14 months , how the HELL can Trudeau vet 25,000 in 4 months? HE is a very , very dangerous, mentally unstable, intellectually challenged , little Islamic Hitler!! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IN IT IS GETTING WORSE EACH DAY HE IS LEFT TO RULE OVER OUR COUNTRY AND US!!!!!
commented 2016-10-03 16:44:03 -0400
yeah good luck on Liberals abiding by the law.
commented 2016-10-03 16:40:18 -0400
Liz Rosie, so true! Jason Kenney did in fact respond to my emails on numerous occasions. Stephen Harper personally responded to me prior to his first election win as well. I remember before the Harper Conservatives came into power that I had to contact a Conservative M.P. in another province because I had no representation that I trusted within my own riding here in Ontario. I was having a problem with Rev. Can. and was forced to go out of province for help. The Conservative M.P. who did everything in his power to help me even though I was in another province, was completely ignored by the liberal government at the time- especially the liberal minister of revenue!! Needless to say the Conservative M.P. who tried to help me was not able to . The liberals only respond to those who vote for them and who tell them they are doing a wonderful job!!!
commented 2016-10-03 16:33:29 -0400
she’s above the laws of the land because #1, she is a liberal and #2, she is a MUSLIM!