facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Canadian minister douses gun criminals ban

July 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, July 20 (UPI) -- Canada's immigration minister said Friday Mayor Rob Ford's idea of banning those convicted of gun crimes from living in Toronto is not legally workable.

"Once you're released and you're beyond parole you get what's called mobility rights of the Charter of Rights -- you get to choose where you're going to live, and whether we like it or not, that's the situation," Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said during an interview on CFRB-AM, Toronto. "We can't tell people which city they can or cannot live in."

Kenney did say, however, he would work hard to deport criminals who are in Canada illegally.

Ford has repeatedly said this week he wants to boot anyone convicted of gun offenses out of Toronto, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. His comments were triggered by a shooting at a Toronto street party Monday that left two people dead and 23 injured, the network said.

"I don't care if you're white, pink or purple," Ford told CFRB Thursday. "I don't care what country you're from. I don't care if you're a Canadian citizen or not. All I'm saying is if you're caught with a gun and convicted of a gun crime, I want you out of this city."

Topics: Jason Kenney
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
2
Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun
3
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
4
Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door Virgin America plane diverted after man tries to open cabin door
5
Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback