Conservative Leadership rivals Bernier & O’Leary offer duelling border plans
Maxime Bernier says he would consider sending Canadian troops to the border in order to stop illegal crossings.
Bernier says his first strategy would be to increase the resources at the border to deal with the illegal crossings, but would deploy the military if that didn’t work.
After mentioning his plan to increase the number of RCMP and CBSA at the border, Bernier said “If it takes too long to put that additional manpower in place, I will look at additional temporary measures — including deploying Canadian Forces in troubled border areas.”
Kevin O’Leary wants to use notwithstanding clause to stop refugee claims
In an email, Kevin O’Leary says he would use the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Constitution to make sure individuals crossing illegally from the United States cannot claim refugee status.
Using the notwithstanding clause would allow the government to get around the rules that allow illegal migrants to make refugee claims by skipping around the regular border crossings.
Trudeau has done nothing
Both O’Leary and Bernier are offering practical solutions to a problem caused by Justin Trudeau’s unwillingness to defend the border. Trudeau fails to realize that Canada’s border and our laws must have meaning.
Instead of respecting our laws, Trudeau has told the world Canada is open to everyone, leading to a huge spike in illegal crossings.
That is unacceptable.
Bernier and O’Leary deserve credit for stepping up with ideas where Trudeau has offered nothing. Canada needs leaders who actually focus on protecting our country, not seeking worldwide accolades while leaving our country open & vulnerable.