BRAMPTON, Ont. — The mother of a Toronto-area woman whose alleged unruly behaviour forced a Cuba-bound Sunwing flight back to Toronto is in jail and facing her seventh deportation from Canada, QMI Agency has learned.
Irena Ratmanski, 56, was denied bail Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Ralph Cotter.
Ratmanski was charged in July with four Immigration and Refugee Protection Act offences, including re-entering the country unlawfully, failing to advise officers of previous deportations and some misrepresentations, including denying having a daughter, Lilia Ratmanski, 25, and failing to reveal other aliases.
Five weeks ago, Irena Ratmanski sat in a courtroom and then fled from media scrutiny before her daughter Lilia, of Whitby, Ont., and her friend, Milana Muzikante,26, of Maple, Ont., were freed on bail. They were accused of making threats, endangering the safety of an aircraft and mischief after allegedly drinking and smoking in the aircraft bathroom on the Aug. 27 flight to Cuba.
“(Irena Ratmanski) has a history of being removed … and finding her way back in despite not being authorized to do so,” said Cotter in rejecting Ratmanski’s bail application.
“She is making a mockery of the integrity of our borders. She knows the chances of being deported again are very high,” A. M. Coke, an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, told court in opposing Ratmanski’s release.
“She has nothing to lose by fleeing.”