Crit­ics ques­tion felon Tyson’s en­try into Canada

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.”

DAR­REN CAL­ABRESE/THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, and Mike Tyson.

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