Canada is a generous and accepting country and our immigration system reflects that. However, we also need to protect the integrity of our border. We must always consider our national security and do our due diligence to make sure we know who is entering our country, where they are entering and why.
Several weeks ago, while illegal migrants were crossing the border in record numbers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a message of “welcome to Canada”. This created a great deal of confusion regarding where he stands on the issue of illegal border crossings. He followed that up two weeks ago with another tweet saying “Regardless of who you are or where you come from, there’s always a place for you in Canada.”
Mr. Trudeau is not only unwilling to condemn these illegal border crossings, he now appears to be openly encouraging it.
As with any problem, it cannot be solved until the person with the power to fix it actually admits that the problem exists in the first place.
Several of the Conservative leadership candidates are attempting to get the discussion moving on this issue, proposing ideas for Canadians to debate publicly. The Liberals, however, are unwilling to put forward any possible solutions or even debate this in the House of Commons.
The Liberal Government has all of the resources but none of the ideas. Their only promise to Canadians is that they will “monitor” the situation.
The residents living along the border and the thousands of people patiently waiting to come to this great country of ours expect our leaders to ensure that Canada preserves a secure border and a consistent and fair system for all those seeking to make Canada their new home.