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Public Safety and Citizenship and Immigration Ministers Comment on Decision by the Federal Court

posted Jan 5, 2011, 9:37 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 5, 2011, 9:38 PM ]
Date: 1 January 2011

Today, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration made the following statement about the Federal Court order granting an interim stay of a decision by the IRB to release Clato Mabior who will remain in custody. Clato Mabior is a convention refugee from Sudan. He entered Canada in 2000 and he has been convicted of aggravated assault.

"I am pleased the Court has prevented Mr. Mabior''s release until the stay application can be heard. There are very important issues at stake for the safety and security of Canadians and I look forward to counsel presenting our position on those issues to the Court in the coming days." said Minister Toews. "Our government remains unwavering in its commitment to protect the safety and security of Canadian families. We do not tolerate those who come to this country and commit serious crimes."

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney added: "This government takes its commitment to safeguard public safety very seriously and will take all necessary measure to ensure Canadians are protected. Canada''s doors are not open to those who break the law and endanger the safety of our citizens."

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