There is an article in the National Post today about a woman trying to have her Canadian citizenship application fast-tracked.
Bushra Halepota—a permanent resident of Canada—is using a obscure provision in Canadian law that allows citizenship applications to be fast-tracked if said person “provides services of an exceptional value to Canada.”1
I don’t have an opinion on this as I don’t have enough information to decide, but it does expose some blatant—and not so blatant—racism. And, I’m not talking about the article.
Take a look at the comments. What is wrong with people?
One of the real problems with this proviso in the law is that it is used for professional athletes—and most don’t bat an eye, but that’s not even mentioned in most of the comments.
And the attacks on Trudeau are nonsensical. People who know me are aware I am no fan of PM Trudeau but my dislike of the politician and individual are based on facts, not some mindless ideology.
Wouldn’t it be grand to read the comments and find honest and rational discourse? Is that really too much to ask?
1Subsection 5.4 of the Canadian Citizenship Act: Discretionary Grants