Ontario's no-health care-for-terrorists bill is nonsense at its best - 2018-10-26
The Ontario government wants to make convicted terrorists ineligible for licences to drive, hunt and fish, for public health insurance, for housing and income assistance, for student loans, and to parent their own children. It wants to do this because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is soft on terrorism — specifically on the question of Canadians returning home after fighting for ISIL.
"I am disgusted that the federal government is not dealing with this," Progressive Conservative MPP Dave Smith told reporters this week. "What we're doing is we are taking away privileges from criminals."
"If you leave Canada to go fight for ISIS, you should not be welcomed back with open arms," Premier Doug Ford tweeted. "Since Justin Trudeau doesn't seem to take this seriously, (Smith) is taking action to send a message that there are consequences for leaving Ontario to commit indefensible crimes."