Not surprisingly, much international news coverage of the decision taken by Australia to strip citizenship of AU-born children of immigrants who decide to fight for ISIS. Such individuals will then be required to apply for citizenship of the nations their parents emigrated from. Australia’s immigration minister spoke to this move earlier in the week and AU PM Tony Abbott addressed the intent of Australia to take such action in February. Australia wants to model its law on that of the U.K.
Today I’ll be speaking with the former Canadian Ambassador to Syria and Lebanon, Martin Collacott, as well as Richard Kurland, one of Canada’s most prominent immigration lawyers about this and we’ll take your calls on whether Canada should follow Australia’s lead.
On the much discussed issue of radicalization, I’ll be joined by Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera. How does Al Jazeera report on radicalization and what are its viewers and readers in the Middle East and globally writing?
Josh Gravens and Galen Boughman are both listed on the New York State Sex Offenders Registry. Do they belong there? I’ll be speaking to them both in Hour 2 of today’s show when they tell their stories. Gravens and Boughman are Soros Justice Advocacy Fellows and were introduced to me by Lenore Skenazy of www.FreeRangeKids.com.
Ron Foxcroft is the Honourary Colonel of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment in Hamilton. This week Ron, along with the Argylls Commanding Officer Lt. Colonel Lawrence Hatfield and Hon. Lt. Col. Rick Kennedy participated in a 30 minute audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in commemoration of the shooting death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial last October. Corporal Cirillo was an Argyll and the Queen is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment.
Hon. Col. Foxcroft will talk to us about that Buckingham Palace visit. A respectful moment and appropriately so. I do though want to know what some of the requirements surrounding meeting the Queen are. What do you and don’t you say, for example.
There’s more like the teachers strike in Ontario and the coming ‘no steering wheel, no pedals’ autonomous car of the near future. In five years according to Google. Alex Davies of WIRED magazine will explain.