We recently got the opportunity to ask the leader of the Conservative Party what he would do regarding the rapidly growing migrant crisis which has been developing on the Quebec-US border for the last two years. It has already cost Quebec hundreds of millions of dollars, and over 100 people cross per day.
Andrew’s response was quite interesting. The summarized version of his response appears below.
Q: What would a Conservative government do in regards to the migrant crisis that is occurring at the Quebec border, and would it be different than the current Liberal plan?
“Yes, absolutely I can assure it will be different because the Liberals have no plan. Absolutely nothing.
We raised this issue even before our leadership race, our individual mp’s brought it up months ahead.
Internal notes from the immigration department tell us that when Justin Trudeau tweeted out #allarewelcome there where real consequences, it gave people the idea that they could cross illegally into Canada, and they took him on that offer. Its dangerous for the people crossing illegally, and it’s also unfair to the thousands of people in Canada waiting to be reunited with a loved one because as those people cross illegally they put more stress on the department.
As we learn more and more on the impact its had on Quebec, I think the stats for the number of new people added to the schools it’s equal to 5 primary schools. The federal government has not offered anything to compensate for that. We’ve offered a number of ideas like declaring all crossings official crossings… we don’t even know if this government is proposing to work with the American government on this issue. ”
What do you think of Andrew Scheer’s response? Let us know below!