Honorary consul choice causes concern

There’s been some alarm and despondency, and some political hay-making, over the federal government’s peculiar choice of a Syrian honorary consul for Montreal – a person Eater defines as the owner of Cocktail Hawaii, a downtown crêpe restaurant. Waseem Ramli is a supporter of Bashar al‑Assad, which many Syrians in Montreal emphatically are not. Foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland is promising to act on this.

Update: And the appointment has been revoked.