CPC leader Andrew Scheer has been relatively quiet this summer causing criticism from some conservatives. It seems the newly elected leader preferred to do the barbeque circuit rather than speak out against serious issues facing Canada such as the $10.5 million payment to terrorist Omar Khadr and the erasure by the Trudeau government of the country’s southern border.
It is true Scheer made some comments about these matters but left the bulk of the border crisis to Michelle Rempel, the party’s immigration critic. Rempel’s solution was to simply spend more and more money to hire more immigration officers and Immigration and Refugee board judges and support staff in order to process these illegal border crossers more quickly. The faster they can be processed, the sooner they can be deported back to their countries of origin. Rempel’s solution to simply throw more money at the problem was truly Trudashian.
Lo and behold, Scheer came up with a solution last week that was brilliant in its simplicity. Scheer suggested the popular illegal crossing points such as Roxton Road in Quebec and Emerson in Manitoba be designated as official ports of entry. It would not be necessary for Parliament to be sitting to pass a law; designation of such areas could be done by regulation that can be enacted by an order-in-council. In practical terms, if the prime minister wants an order-in-council enacted it shall be done.
If these illegal border crossing points were made official, the Third Party Agreement signed in 2002 by the United States and Canada would apply. Those who come into the country seeking asylum from the United States would be forced to go back to the U.S. and make a claim there. If they had made an asylum claim there but been rejected, they will be out of luck. Scheer’s idea would not necessitate an attempt to amend the Third Party Agreement that would require the agreement of the United States. Not only is Scheer’s idea simple, it would not cost much as Canadian authorities are already deployed in these areas.
Trudeau has recently changed his views on these illegal (or as he calls them, “irregular”) border crossers. While he openly invited anyone who wants to come to Canada by sending out a welcoming tweet hours after President Trump signed his first executive order placing a temporary ban on citizens of seven countries, he has now changed his tune. He’s feeling the pressure as more and more Liberal supporters are becoming concerned about the lack of border controls.
Trudeau told these “irregular” border crossers to comply with the law. Of course complying with the law and doing things properly would result in the illegals being returned to the place from whence they came (the U.S.). They are not entering Canada improperly just for fun. Trudeau is now saying there is absolutely “no advantage” to entering Canada illegally. If it wasn’t such a serious issue Junior’s response would be laughable. Of course there is an advantage. If these people enter Canada “irregularly” they get to make a claim to be a Convention refugee; if they show up at an official port of entry they cannot. Once they get into the country, the longer they get to stay, the greater the chances they will be able to stay here permanently.
With Trudeau, it is really difficult to know if he is intentionally lying or really believes what he is saying. If we’ve learned anything about Trudeau since he became Liberal leader it is he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Scheer’s idea is a simple and cheap way to secure Canada’s border, but Trudeau will never go for it. He really doesn’t want to secure the border but is only going through the motions of pretending to be concerned. The Prime Minister had made it clear he prefers immigrants to Canadians born in this country because the immigrants choose to come here. Trudeau’s ridiculous comments about “irregulars”, following the law and there is no advantage to entering Canada illegally are only a reaction to the growing concern of Liberal voters, especially in Quebec, to the surge of illegal border crossers. The globalist PM sees nothing wrong with the abolition of Canada’s border. If these illegal crossings were made legal, border crossers will find other more difficult places to cross that could be dangerous. And Trudeau will worry more about their safety than he does the safety of Canadians.
Although Scheer’s idea has been reported, the liberal mainstream media will do nothing to promote or emphasize it. And things will only get worse. After the horde of Haitians who want to come to Canada winds down they will be followed by citizens of other countries who are in the same position as Haitians. El Salvadorians, Nicaraguans and Hondurans currently in the United States have temporary protected status and it is anticipated the Trump administration will end the program for those three countries by next year. (Reuters, Aug. 23, 2017)
Trudeau will keep making nonsensical statements, the media will continue to ignore the practical suggestion made by Scheer and the illegals will just keep coming. There is no end in sight.
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