More Immigration Trouble
The story of Grewal's immigration seems not willing to die, see here, here, and here. It doesn't help, of course, when one finds things like this:
Grewal wasn't available for comment after calls to his constituency and parliamentary offices, but Carolyn Stewart-Olsen, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's press secretary, said there was nothing to the allegation. "This is an old allegation and we're assured it has no basis in fact," Stewart-Olsen said in Ottawa.Somehow the fact they they are assuring us that Grewal (presumably) has assured them is less than reassuring (I assure you of that).
On the story itself, yesterday I expressed my reservations the fairness of such stories. I also think that this takes attention away from what is surely the question that has to be addressed: who is responsible for the Grewal tapes. (See, again, K.M. Grace's piece in the Ambler.) But perhaps that is why the Conservative support is so tepid.
Update. KW points out a story in the Star Officials to Probe Grewal's Status. (This, I think, is a mistake--it looks like political persecution. But Grewal doesn't have many defenders left, I suspect. )
Update. KW pointed out another story Grit backs away from Tory: Volpe leaves MP's citizenship claims to ministry. (I guess someone explained the optics of it to Volpe)
Update. This is now getting attention in India here