Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement:
“Canadians expect their immigration system to be compassionate and fair. What is not compassionate, and what is not fair, is when individuals are forced to live in homeless shelters, tent cities and makeshift refugee camps because the Prime Minister has compromised the integrity of our immigration system.
“As a result of Justin Trudeau’s failure to manage a planned immigration system, social services across several provinces and cities are stretched to their breaking point.
“Justin Trudeau should be ensuring that when the world’s most vulnerable come to Canada, they are given access to the resources and resettlement services necessary to successfully integrate into our social and economic fabric. Instead, the Prime Minister has had to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on band-aid solutions to deal with his inability to manage Canada’s immigration system.
“On April 24th, Justin Trudeau voted against putting forward a plan to manage Canada’s borders. Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives will continue to advocate for a compassionate and fair immigration system, and hold Justin Trudeau accountable for his inability to keep the most basic functions of our immigration system working.”
For more information:
Office of Michelle Rempel Phone: 613-992-4275 Michelle.Rempel.A1@parl.gc.ca