I’m not going to link to it. But one of the central criticisms in the piece, to my understanding, is flat-out wrong.
I know for a fact that Harinder Takhar came to Canada in 1974 – and, yes, he did live with his uncle. But he earned only the princely sum of $1.85 an hour, working at Consumers Distributing. And, with that money, he paid room and board. And he saved up to pay for his CMA courses, and he saved for his family’s future. Any suggestion otherwise is wrong and unfair to the man.
Meanwhile, his campaigner manager is Omar Khan, who is one of the most honest and decent kids I’ve ever met in politics. In all my dealings with Omar, his central preoccupation has always been decision-making (usually concerning justice matters) in which ethics and probity are paramount. He loves the law, and he has a dim view of those who stray from it.
I don’t know where the Star piece came from. But any campaign pushing that kind of stuff – and I think I know which one it is – is doing itself, and the party, no favours.