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Rob Nicholson: Mohamed Fahmy Can Get New Passport When Egypt Clears Him For Travel

World  (tags: Canada, Egypt, Mohamad Famhy, passport, trial, ethics, government, politics, terrorism )

- 1452 days ago -
Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson was accused Thursday of incompetent, disgraceful conduct for not agreeing to issue Mohamed Fahmy a new Canadian passport while he awaits trial in Egypt.


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JL A (281)
Friday April 3, 2015, 12:52 am
Dewar deserves credit for his diligence in ensuring the issue doesn't gather dust under a stack of papers. ThanksLynn

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday April 3, 2015, 12:56 am
"She said the passport law says the government "may refuse" a passport request if the applicant is "subject to a term of imprisonment outside Canada or is forbidden to leave a foreign state or the territorial jurisdiction of a foreign court by conditions.""

This action, so typical of the Conservative government is absolutely incomprehensible. By the words of the government official, "may refuse" --- this is not "will refuse". There is discretion in the policy and it should be used in this case. Fahmy has been jerked around by this government enough. He needs identification just to get by while in Egypt. In another article I read on this same matter, Egypt has said it is OK to provide Fahmy with a new passport.

Stupid is as stupid does! That's Canada's Conservative government.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday April 3, 2015, 3:08 am
Agreed, JL A!

The Harper government in inaction...has been a disaster from Day One. Assisting Canadians abroad seems to be too much of an effort for this government.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday April 3, 2015, 10:40 am
Noted, shared.
Thanks Lynn

Roberto MARINI (88)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 2:14 am
thank you for sharing

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 11:56 am

Colleen L (3)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 1:01 pm
I too agree with JL. Thanks Lynn

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 2:00 pm
I am afraid he might never get it. DaleLovesOttawa O. says it all.

Janet B (0)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 4:12 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 5, 2015, 1:00 pm
I hope he gets it

Roger G (148)
Sunday April 5, 2015, 5:58 pm
noted, thanks

Tahvo Holappa (0)
Tuesday April 7, 2015, 4:33 am
nice one
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