Canadian officials are absolutely furious with the US court and judge that allowed a convicted sex offender to serve his sentence by being deported to Canada for three years, only being allowed to cross back into the US to visit his parole officer. As reported last week, the man, Malcolm Watson, was found having convicted of having sex with a 15 year old student and instead of serving jail time, the man convinced the courts to let him be deported into Canada for three years where he lives with his wife and children. The courts agreed to the sentence.

Rob Nicholson is the government minister who represents the southern district of Ontario where Watson lives had this to say on the subject, “I was infuriated to see an American court decision deporting an American citizen back to my constituency.” Meanwhile, other Canadian officials are looking into if there are sufficient grounds to deport Watson, effectively leaving him as a man without a country.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is working to have the US decision overturned and in a statement made to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp he said “I hope that we are of one mind in this regard so that we don’t become some kind of a dumping ground for convicted offenders.” He added “It’s obviously not the kind of precedent that we want to allow the Americans to establish and it’s not the kind of thing we’re prepared to accept.”

Convicted Sex Offender Chooses Exile in Canada as Sentence (Original BNN Report)
Ottawa upset U.S. man sentenced to parole in Canada (Reuters)

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