MPs in Ottawa and Quebec unanimously voted on Tuesday to grant permanent residence to Mamadi III Fara Camara, falsely accused of attempting to kill a police officer in Montreal, before being released.
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In Ottawa, federal deputies voted unanimously for a Bloc Québécois motion to grant “permanent residence to Mamadi Fara Camara as soon as possible”.
The motion could push the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, to treat Mr. Camara’s case as a priority, in particular by simplifying his integration process in the country.
To which the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, responded by confirming that he had asked his Minister of Immigration, Nadine Girault, to grant a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) to the accused man in wrong “as soon as he has the papers for the permanent residence of the federal government”.
“I think that it can come a little to mitigate the damage that Mr. Camara suffered, unfortunately”, he added.
A CSQ can be issued to a person on the condition that they first obtain their permanent residence, which is the responsibility of the federal government.
By unanimously adopting the motion presented by the independent deputy Catherine Fournier, her colleagues in Quebec recognized by the same fact “the injustice” to which Mamadi Fara Camara suffered.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, had called at the beginning of the month for “clear answers” to the Montreal police services, evoking in passing the “systemic racism”.