Candice Malcolm: Monsef’s silence makes us dig deeper

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Ten months ago, I wrote a column commending Maryam Monsef. I praised her as an exemplarity Canadian and a model refugee.

Like many Canadians, I was impressed by her story – an Afghan refugee who experienced personal tragedy and great hardship, escaped hell-on-earth, and made it to Canada. Not only did she find a better life here, she excelled and became a leader in her community.

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Candice Malcolm: "Monsef case raises security concerns"

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Canadians are still left wondering about key details in the Maryam Monsef controversy.

Unanswered questions go beyond the details of Monsef’s early life in Iran and Afghanistan.

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October 12th, 2016 - Looking Back

What's happening in Canada and around the world? 

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Candice Malcolm: "Retired refugee board judge calls on Monsef to release papers"

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

The Maryam Monsef scandal gets more serious with each passing day.

Monsef’s office declined an interview with the Toronto Sun, but for each day she remains silent, the case against her continues to mount.

The latest call for a full investigation into Monsef’s case is from Lloyd Fournier, a retired adjudicator from the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

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Candice Malcolm: Trudeau may change law to protect Monsef

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

The Trudeau Liberals have spun themselves into a corner when it comes to Maryam Monsef.

It now looks as if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is willing to change Canada’s citizenship and immigration laws to protect one of his own.

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October 4th, 2016 - Looking Back

What's happening in Canada and around the world? 

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Candice Malcolm: Monsef shouldn't be above the law

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

As you’ve probably heard by now, Maryam Monsef was born in Iran – not Afghanistan.

After being praised as the ultimate refugee success story, Canada’s first cabinet minister from Afghanistan, we learned last week that the story she had presented was not accurate.

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Candice Malcolm: Clinton’s gender is not the problem

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Hillary Clinton has an authenticity problem. She is the ultimate insider — a longstanding member of the political elite — and she has a difficult time connecting with voters. Her robotic approach to politics doesn’t help.

Clinton is an establishment candidate, competing in an anti-establishment election cycle.

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September 27th 2016: Looking Back

What's happening in Canada and around the world? 
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Candice Malcolm: "Liberals can do more to help Syrian refugees integrate"

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(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)

Kudos to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for talking about the importance of integrating new immigrants into Canadian society.

During a panel discussion on Thursday, Trudeau said that Canada “didn’t happen by accident, and it won’t continue without effort.” He said it takes time, but that “we all fundamentally need to aspire to the same shared values in Canada.”

Shared values? Cue the outrage from the national media! Just kidding. Liberals are allowed to talk about our values without creating a firestorm and stirring a heated national debate.

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