Conservative Immigration shadow-critic Michelle Rempel introduced a motion last week calling on the federal government to “increase the ratio of highly persecuted LGBT refugees.”
Surprisingly, the Liberal government voted against the motion.
Don Martin, Host of CTV’s Power Play noticed just how off-brand this move was, when he tweeting out:
How on Earth can the Trudeau Liberals vote against THIS? The only explanation is that a Conservative proposed it. Which is kinda pathetic. https://t.co/gYETjGtALo
— Don Martin (@DonMartinCTV) June 14, 2018
Why Does This Matter?
Canadians will not look to kindly on this kind of political gamesmanship, especially when the group that suffers most are LGBT refugees. Consequently, the government in power has a majority mandate to work on exactly these kinds of issues.
The Trudeau government will have to provide good reasoning for why this had occurred, specifically if they have future hopes in maintaining support from their own base.
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