Critics question felon Tyson’s entry into Canada
OTTAWA — The federal government is being asked why Mike Tyson was allowed to enter Canada last week while other celebrities with a checkered past have been denied. The former heavyweight boxing champion, a felon with multiple convictions, was in Toronto to stage a oneman show at the Air Canada Centre. While in the city, Tyson got into an on-air war of words with a television news anchor. Other celebrities with criminal convictions, including household diva Martha Stewart and actor Wes Bentley, have been denied entry to Canada in the past. NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the government’s toughon-crime agenda appears to be forgotten with what he calls these “absurd exemptions at the border.”
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, and Mike Tyson.