The Tamil Canadians believe the migrants will make refugee claims. Mr. Anandasangaree said he flew to Vancouver to ensure the men have lawyers and are treated properly.No pal... not if they're not willing to respect Canadian law.
“If they've willing to risk so much getting here, they deserve a hearing. They deserve our compassion.”
RELATED: Who is Gary Anandasangaree?
Heck... let's ask his good buddy, Paulie...
This week, when Prime Minister Paul Martin stopped by for a photo op in Toronto, Anandasangaree was part of an invitation-only meeting with the prime minister.Hmmm... a sometime Tamil Tiger spokesperson is jetting off to Vancouver to meet these guys?
The Tamil Tigers administer their own territory in the north and east, with their own border controls, customs inspection, jails, passports, judicial and banking systems — and their own time zone (a half-hour difference from the rest of Sri Lanka).
The day after the tsunamis hit, Anandasangaree issued a press release saying his group wanted Ottawa to send aid to Tiger-controlled regions. "When my tax dollars and your tax dollars go there, it should go in a responsible, equitable way," he said, adding that Martin assured him it would.