Trudeau won’t adopt Scheer’s plan to control the border (that’s the southern Canadian border with the U.S. by the way)
Hypocritical hand wringing by people who were casing aspersions our way about the policies trying to decrease refugee and immigration and they have the gall the squeal when their precious border means nothing to the refugees that have figured out that we’re not going to be the pushover we used to be for that past 8 years.
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.