A day after Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, clarified that Canadian citizens with dual citizenship from the seven countries announced in the US travel ban will not be affected, the nation’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says talks continue with US officials.
“Our conversations and meetings have started and we look forward to discussions and once we have a good understanding of what’s going on moving forward, we will move very quickly on the recent concerns for Canadian passport holders.”
Sajjan says as talks continue, the Canadian government plans to maintain a ‘good’ relationship with the US government.
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He says it’s key in gaining more clarification moving forward.
“One of the things that is very important, and I think Canadians expect our government and all ministers to maintain a very good relationship with the US, which we’ve had for a very long time.”
The three month ban involves people from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Libya.
He was speaking to Simi Sara on the Jon McComb Show.
Vancouver protests ban
Meanwhile, over two dozen people arrived at the US consulate in Vancouver to protest the ban.
Some protesters were holding signs saying “we welcome immigrants” and “diversity is our strength.”
George is a dual citizen and says a lot of work needs to be done to rally back from what the US has seen.
“We have to educate the American people, they have to get back and they have to build the trust of the American people with the political parties, it wouldn’t surprise me if both Republican and Democratic parties are dead.”
— Caleb Harder (@cjaharder) January 30, 2017
He says this is not the America he believes in and Trump’s actions are unconstitutional.
Another rally is set to be held tomorrow at 12 p.m. outside the consulate.