The plot thickens in the Maryam Monsef scandal.
The star Liberal cabinet minister and MP has revealed that key details about her life story are false. She is older than she originally said she was, and she was born in Iran, not Afghanistan, as she originally said she believed.
Monsef is now in quite the predicament. If her story is true – that her mother lied to her and her passport contains false information – well, there could be serious legal consequences. If her mother lied on official applications, that is citizenship fraud.
As I’ve pointed out in my column in the Toronto Sun, the Trudeau government recently stripped citizenship from an Egyptian national who became a Canadian citizen at age eight. In that case, the woman’s parents lied on her application, and therefore, as per Canadian law, she risks being deported.
On the other hand, if Monsef is not telling the truth, and she actually knew she was born in Iran and knowingly misled the public, well, the penalty could be even more severe. Misrepresenting yourself in legal documents is a serious crime in Canada, and could be considered fraud and forgery.
I’m not saying Monsef committed a crime but I am saying there are some questions that need to raised and answered.
But it looks like the Trudeau government doesn’t want to answer any questions about Maryam Monsef. In fact, the Trudeau Liberals may have found another alternative for dealing with this controversy.
Watch as I share the unbelievable thing Immigration Minister John McCallum said to the Senate this week.
The Trudeau government is making a mockery of our citizenship and immigration laws and they’re doing it to protect a Liberal insider.
Find out more about Candice Malcolm’s new book “Losing True North” about the Liberal’s dangerous citizenship policies by visiting her Facebook Author Page