Calgary, AB – The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued a statement following a request made to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration that an emergency committee meeting be held:
“Canadians expect our immigration system to be compassionate and fair. It is not compassionate, nor fair, when individuals are forced to live in homeless shelters, university dormitories, and tent cities because the Prime Minister has compromised the integrity of our immigration system.
“Justin Trudeau should be ensuring Canada’s immigration system runs in a safe, orderly and planned manner. Instead of putting forward concrete policy solutions, the Prime Minister has chosen to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on temporary, band-aid solutions.
“The time to act is now, before this situation gets any worse. We know that shelters are at capacity, and deadlines at university dormitories are looming. The Prime Minister cannot continue to stall on this issue.
“That is why Conservatives on the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration are calling for an emergency committee meeting to be held to review the adequacy of the Trudeau government’s response to the increased number of asylum seekers crossing into Canada.”
For more information:
Office of the Honourable Michelle Rempel - Michelle.Rempel.A4@parl.gc.ca - 613-992-4275