Captain of Tamil migrant ship MV Sun Sea loses first court battle to stop his deportation

OTTAWA — Nearly eight years after a derelict cargo ship carrying 492 Tamil migrants was intercepted off the coast of British Columbia, Canadian courts and refugee boards are still grappling with the aftermath — and the man who steered the ship is fighting to stay in the country.

In a new decision dated Mar. 8, 2018 but published online only recently, a Federal Court judge rejected an appeal by Lesly Emmanuel to overturn a deportation order that dates back seven years. Emmanuel exceeded...

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