The moral relativism of the governing Federal Tories is one of their weirdest characteristics. When we had minority government, all they needed to argue to put the confused opposition in its place is that they were better than the Grits. But now that they are alone at the helm, we get this sort of stuff from Minister Kenney:
“I must confess that my first reaction upon reading your open letter to Minister Toews and myself was one of surprise and joy. For your organization to muster its formidable powers of suasion against the orderly and innoxious proceedings of the Canadian immigration system must mean that the world's most truculent regimes have discharged their last political prisoners and advocates of democracy are free to march in the streets of Tehran and Pyongyang.”
Simply put, that is a statement that suggests whatever they do, our rural and suburban overlords cannot be questioned because there are evil doing tyrants in the world. What a weird approach to a democratic and principled world view. Presumably, Her Majesty's government stands for something more than being somewhat better than bad. Presumably Canada, separate from the administration of its government, stands for something more. I don't particularly care that Kenney makes his point either personally or sarcastically. I do care that his point is so empty.