Jason Kenney was heavily criticized today after he appointed the country music singer and anti-human trafficking campaigner Paul Brandt to the government’s anti-trafficking task force.
Brandt has a long and public history of fighting against human trafficking: he founded the anti-trafficking charity Not In My City, and has written publicly about the practice under the title, “Why I’ll never stop fighting to end the atrocity of child sex trafficking.”
Despite this, Kenney’s enemies took to Twitter to ridicule the move, suggesting that Brandt was unqualified to handle a government-appointed position on the matter.
Other Kenney detractors approached the issue with less nuance.
Having revealed all this, it seems the tide is turning on social media. Academics, journalists, and politicians all pointed to Brandt’s credentials, arguing that he is the right man for the job.