Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement:
“For over a year, Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives have been calling on the Trudeau government to renegotiate the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States. We have now learned that officials at CBSA did what Justin Trudeau refused to do, and finally sent a proposal to deal with the influx of illegal border crossers to the Trump administration.
“Now that this is public knowledge, the Trudeau government is distancing themselves from these discussions. The longer they delay, the worse this crisis becomes. In fact, officials appearing at the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration could not specify how many individuals had illegally crossed into Canada during the month of April.
“Justin Trudeau has failed to manage Canada’s immigration system in an orderly, planned and safe manner, and as a result, several provinces are asking for federal assistance. Conservatives will continue to call on the Trudeau government to stop wasting time, get serious, and close the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement.”
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