William Ayers turned back at Canadian border

Dr. William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a leader in educational reform, was scheduled to speak at the Centre for Urban Schooling at University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. But that appearance has now been temporarily cancelled.

“I don’t know why I was turned back,” Ayers said in an interview this morning from Chicago. “I got off the plane like everyone else and I was asked to come over to the other side. The border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn’t going to be allowed into Canada. To me it seems quite bureaucratic and not at all interesting … If it were me I would have let me in. I couldn’t possibly be a threat to Canada.”

Well, I know why he was turned back, but really, wouldn’t he have been a good NDP leadership candidate? That’s a threat to Canada.

2 thoughts on “Disappointing”

  1. I doubt it. I bet the college kid who was working customs ran his name – it pinged because he has a criminal record, and he was denied entry on that point.Knowing the left wing bias in the bureaucracy, and the general spinelessness of Canada’s politicians (Harper included to a degree), it was probably done at a low level without the powers that be knowing until too late.