The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) took Prince Debase Betoukoumessou, 52, from his six children and put him on a plane for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Monday evening. But the government agency wouldn’t confirm his deportation had even occurred, citing privacy concerns.
The only reason anyone knows of Betoukoumessou’s fate is because his family called the Star the day before he was sent off to one of the most dangerous countries in the world…
Clayton Ruby, a prominent civil rights lawyer says there is no blanket ban that would prevent the CBSA from releasing immigration and refugee information.
“They misuse the privacy legislation, pretending it doesn’t allow them to tell the people of Canada what they’re doing in the name of the people of Canada,” he said. “But it does.”