Lawyers strike back at Kenney over Conrad Black controversy
80 professionals challenge minister over whether he really was hands-off in the matter
BY TOBI COHEN, POSTMEDIA NEWSAUGUST 2, 2012 4:19 PM
OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has taken on the judiciary, doctors and now lawyers who have banded together to challenge his assertion that he played no role in securing Conrad Black’s temporary Canadian residency permit before Black was released from a U.S. prison.
Eighty lawyers have sent an open letter to Kenney defending colleague Guidy Mamann, a lawyer who challenged the minister over whether he was indeed hands-off on the Black matter. Kenney’s office had complained about Mamann’s remarks to the Law Society of Upper Canada.