â€œIt is patently undemocratic to restrict someoneâ€™s ability to participate in our democracy because they are engaging in the myriad of opportunities available globally,â€� said Megan Leslie. â€œCanadians living outside the country still have a vested interest in the decisions of government, taxation, our economy, our justice system and rights.â€�
NDP Critic for Canadian Heritage Peter Julian issued the following statement:
"It has come to our attention that a consultant for a federally funded anti-racism project has a disturbing track record of spewing hate speech online against Jewish and francophone communities. This is completely unacceptable. We call on the Minister of Heritage to take drastic action and terminate his contract.