Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship issued a statement in response to the Mayor of Toronto’s request today for emergency funding from Ottawa to handle the influx of illegal border crossers entering the city:
“We are starting now to see the full scope of the consequences of Justin Trudeau’s rash and irresponsible #WelcomeToCanada tweet. His government is already shelling out hundreds of millions to deal with illegal border crossers and now, because of his carelessness and lack of judgment, Canadians could be on the hook for much more.
“Mr. Trudeau and other politicians must realize the real-life consequences of their words when it comes to immigration. It is not compassionate nor prudent to give these individuals false hope when we know that the majority of the asylum claims before the Immigration and Refugee Board will eventually be rejected.
“It is unacceptable for politicians to look to each other for more taxpayer dollars to provide band aid solutions for the mismanagement at our borders. Since the Liberal government has failed to take action to address this problem, Canada will be dealing with the aftermath of the border crossing crisis for years to come.
“Canada’s Conservatives will continue to call for policy solutions that will enable our immigration system to run on a safe, orderly, and compassionate basis that prioritizes the world’s most vulnerable. Justin Trudeau must answer for his failure to manage the crisis at our borders.”
For more information:
Office of Michelle Rempel - Michelle.Rempel.A1@parl.gc.ca - Phone: 613-992-4275