As any parent can attest to, a two year old toddler can be a holy terror but no one would consider locking them up behind bars and razor wire, except of course Jason Kenney and the Harperites.
We are currently imprisoning two hundred and eighty-nine kids in this country for having the misfortune to have been born into families seeking refuge in Canada.
Of the detained children, 75 are under 5 years old, 65 are aged 6 to 9,
55 are 10 to12 and 92 are between 13 and 17, the CBC reported. It would
be one thing if these children were allowed to live with their families,
but no. Canada keeps the fathers in a separate section of the building.
Children and their mothers can visit them only at set times. It’s like a
divorce court where fathers are automatically presumed at fault.
So there you have it, not only do we put children in prison we separate their families adding to the very real harm being visited upon these children already traumatized from their lives back home and fleeing to a strange land. Now would be the time they need their families whole and intact the most.
Once again we see the Harper government following a cruel and mean spirited approach that has been discredited where ever it had been used, they are consistent in this regard are they not. However they are not alone in culpability for this is what we have allowed Canada to be turned into, the tormentors of children.