Canada’s Immigration Minister, John McCallum, has considered the controversial proposal to evaluate new immigrants for “anti-Canadian” values is “dangerous and disregarded the existing procedures of such nature.
In an interview, McCallum defended his governments existing immigration system to scrutinize the security concerns and assisting newcomers to start a new life in Canada.
He disapproved Leitch’s immigration proposal, calling it “Orwellian” and “dog-whistle” politics.
“I think it foments an anti-immigration sentiment which might be dormant but which is brought to the fore and it brings out those who now have a stronger pedestal for spouting anti-immigrant rhetoric,”
Former immigration minister, Jason Kenney of Conservative party said, “I don’t think she understands the nuance around these issues.”
Leitch, an Ontario MP’s controversial comments to screen the newcomers for “anti-Canadian” values has earned criticism from her own party too.