Toronto grandmother, 70, deported to Sri Lanka

[ CBC News ] - [ Aug 10, 2012 3:23:41 GMT ]

A 70-year-old Toronto grandmother was deported on Thursday, despite having no family members remaining in her native Sri Lanka. Gunapoosany Kandasamy, a Sri Lankan Tamil, boarded a flight to her old home at about 10 p.m., accompanied by another deportee, a Canadian Border Services Agency officer and a nurse who will accompany her for the flight. Her Canadian daughter and granddaughter say they were given bad advice: rather than sponsoring her, they filed a refugee claim, which was rejected. [ full story ]

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