Mulcair compared Black’s case to that of Gary Freeman, an American-born man who has been denied re-entry into Canada because of a criminal record. The 63-year-old was involved with the Black Panthers, and was extradited to the U.S. in 2008 and pleaded guilty to shooting a police officer in 1969. After serving a 30-day sentence, he was denied re-entry to Canada, where his wife and four children live.No, one "standard" for the guy who was put away because of some over-creative bookkeeping, and who poses no threat whatsoever to society, and one for the violent, radical cop-killer who was invovled in a violent, radical organization.
“It is a clear case of a double standard, one for an American black man from Chicago, another for a British white man coming out of federal penitentiary,” Mulcair said.
In other words, the "standard," so-called, amounts to plain old common sense.