National Post: The federal government has denounced as «perverse» a refugee board ruling that granted asylum to white South African Brandon Huntley on the grounds he could face persecution in his homeland because of his skin color.
In a written submission to the Federal Court of Canada, the government said the ruling that Mr. Huntley’s claim was «justified» is unreasonable and based on a «jaundiced assessment», by the one-man board, of conditions within South Africa.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is asking the Federal Court for permission to seek a judicial review of the ruling by board member William Davis.
Mr. Davis’ ruling in late August sparked outrage in South Africa where, among other things, the governing African National Congress said the reasoning behind the decision «can only serve to perpetuate racism.»
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