Mr. Speaker, Sayed Sharifi is an Afghan interpreter who risked his life to help Canadian soldiers.
They have hailed Mr. Sharifi's bravery under fire and his integrity and say he is the most skilled interpreter they have ever encountered. His life is at risk after receiving death threats from the Taliban.
He is exactly the kind of person the Afghan interpreter visa was designed for. However, Mr. Sharifi's application was denied after he expressed concern with the program's inefficiency.
Will the minister do the right thing and ensure this brave servant of our troops gets the visa he so richly deserves?