Immigration minister responds to #KeepJulienBlancOutOfCanada campaign
By John R. Kennedy, Global News, Nov 10, 2014
TORONTO — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Monday he might follow the lead of his Australian counterpart and block controversial “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc.
Blanc, who gives seminars for men that include tips on using physical force to land women, has been the target of a social media campaign in Canada since Sunday — only days after he was kicked out of Australia.
Twitter has been flooded with messages that include the #KeepJulienBlancOutOfCanada hashtag.
Alexander called Blanc’s material “completely counter to Canadian values and common decency.”
“As a husband and father of two young girls, I find this person’s views, his actions and the fact he profits from them, absolutely and utterly disgusting,” Alexander told Global News, in a statement.
“We are looking at all options and will consider using every tool at our disposal to protect the rule of law on Canadian soil.”
Alexander said he does not want to facilitate violence against Canadians. “It is my duty as a Minister to help ensure that women are protected from all forms of subjugation, in line with Canadian laws.” ...