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Resident: Telephone Interview and Canada

resident: It is an absolute myth to suggest that there is a possibility this person is entering Canada unless they are a citizen or permanent resident, lawyer Richard Kurland told in a telephone interview from Vancouver, according to CTV. The false story began circulating on Saturday after U.K. tabloid The Daily Star published a report suggesting that Venables was being sent to Canada due to the high cost of keeping his identity a secret in Britain. In fact, due to Canada's tight immigration regulations, it's highly unlikely that someone with such a criminal conviction would be allowed to enter the country, according to a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer. Venables was 10 years old when he and his friend Robert Thompson abducted and killed two-year-old James Bulger in 1993. In an email to The Canadian Press, a spokesperson for the U.K. Ministry of Justice called the story categorically untrue. Both were granted lifelong anonymity after being released from custody; however, Venables was later charged with additional offences related to indecent images of children. ( As reported in the news.