“OTTAWA — As the federal government seeks a new boss for the Immigration and Refugee Board, one former chairman is raising concerns about the potential for bias.
… Peter Showler argues that opens the door to patronage since there’s no mechanism to ensure transparency or accountability. More importantly, he said, it means the government could select somebody who ultimately shares its perspective on refugees.
“There’s been no government as outspoken about the merits of refugee issues as this government,” he said, adding Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has repeatedly expressed his frustrations about so-called “bogus refugees” from Hungary and Mexico. ”