The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration was recently rebuked by the Law Society of Upper Canada after his office tried to silence a lawyer for suggesting Jason Kenney played a role in British citizen Conrad Black’s return to Canada.
Now, more than 80 members of the legal profession specializing in immigration have spoken up against this attempt to muzzle criticism of the Minister and sent a letter in support of their colleague.
“Given the high degree of control which you exercise over your department, we do not believe that you did not give your consent, either express or tacit, in relation to the request.”
– Open letter to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney
What was the reaction from Minster Kenney’s office to this very reasonable point?
“These lawyers might consider the long-term damage to their profession of elevating activism above professionalism.”
– Kenney spokesperson Ana Curic
When confronted with criticism about using personal attacks to silence critics, the Conservative reaction is to double-down and launch new, more personal attacks.