Canada’s healthcare system and social programs will face increasing stress, and those who are waiting in line to enter Canada legally are getting punished while those who violate our border get rewarded.
Last year saw a big increase in illegal border crossings, after Justin Trudeau irresponsibly sent a tweet giving the impression that Canada’s borders were being flung wide open.
Tens of thousands of people entered Canada illegally, causing serious concern in border communities, increasing potential threats to our national security, and putting strain on our social programs.
The government said illegal border crossers weren’t being rewarded, but their kids were put into the public school system (at taxpayer expense), and many were given work permits and government funding. Clearly, the Trudeau government was rewarding those who violated our border.
So, it’s no surprise that an even bigger surge is expected.
It is expected that the number of illegal border crossers will increase to 400 per day. This is already adding costs, as Quebec is asking for over $140 million from the federal government to cover the expense of illegal border crossers.
As reported by the Montreal Gazette, Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard “insisted front-line services are at a breaking point and turned up the heat by demanding Ottawa help manage asylum seekers landing here. Couillard reminded the Trudeau government that managing borders is essentially a federal responsibility and centres harbouring asylum seekers will soon be filled to capacity, which is Ottawa’s problem, not Quebec’s.”
Said Couillard, “People in Ottawa need to realize our system is stretched and cannot be stretched any more. We can’t have this (influx) year after year, after year. The system is going to bust. That’s real life, that’s the reality.”
Insanely, rather than take real action (like declare all of Canada’s border an official port of entry like Michelle Rempel has suggested) Hussen instead criticized Quebec:
“Hussen said the situation risks causing delays at the border and an “unacceptable humanitarian situation.”’
The response shows that Hussen isn’t concerned about the impact of illegal border crossings on Canadians, he’s only concerned with making sure the government spends more money on facilities for those who entered Canada illegally.
So much for serving Canadians.
It’s a messed up attitude and broken set of priorities from Hussen and the Trudeau government. It’s as if they think Canadian taxpayers have some sort of obligation to financially reward those who violated our border.
We are now seeing, in real-time, the Trudeau government putting their “post-national state” vision into action. They’re letting our borders get treated as a joke, and taking our money to spend it on those who broke the law, while prospective immigrants and refugees who are showing respect for Canada by following the rules get punished by having to wait even longer.