Mike Tyson being allowed into Canada questioned
OTTAWA – Questions are being raised about how boxer Mike Tyson, a multiple convicted felon, was allowed into Canada last week.
The former heavyweight champion visited Toronto to promote his one-man show at the Air Canada Centre.
While in Toronto, he got into an on-air dustup with a CP24 anchor who asked about his 1992 rape conviction.
Other celebrities with criminal convictions have been turned away at the border, including Martha Stewart, who was denied entry in 2005 after being convicted of a white-collar crime.
The Canada Border Services Agency cited privacy laws in refusing to provide details about Tyson’s entry and his U.S. publicist didn’t reply to queries.
NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says it’s odd that Tyson was allowed in when there’s a tough-on-crime Conservative government in power.
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