The government must have exceeded their quota of Harper-blaming for the week.
Rather than accept responsibility, the Trudeau government is now trying to blame the Trump Administration for the growing illegal border crossing crisis.
According to a Reuters report, the Trudeau government is trying to get the US to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement to make it apply to the entire border.
Notably, Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel has been advocating for the entire border to be declared an official border crossing, which would have a similar impact to what the Trudeau government is supposedly trying to negotiate with the US.
Yet, the Trudeau Liberals regularly criticized Rempel’s proposal, and claim not to be negotiating with the US, showing utter confusion on the issue. Now, their rhetoric is shifting towards pinning the blame on the US.
According to Reuters, “A Canadian official familiar with the matter told Reuters that Canada wants to amend a bilateral agreement to allow it to block border-crossing refugee claimants but that the United States is not cooperating.”
Trudeau says border discussions have been going on for “months.”
Of course, while some people certainly sought to leave the US after Donald Trump’s tough immigration rhetoric, the facts show that Justin Trudeau’s reckless ‘welcome to Canada’ tweet caused a surge in illegal border crossings:
As was pointed out in a recent National Post report, “In a recent House of Commons speech, Conservative public safety critic Pierre Paul-Hus called the tweet “the root of” illegal border crossings. And the data seems to back him up. The month before the Tweet, the RCMP intercepted 315 illegal border-crossers. The next month that doubled to 678 — and kept climbing until it reached a peak of 5,712 by August, 2017.”
Despite that fact, you don’t see the Trudeau Liberals taking responsibility for the illegal border crossing surge. Now – just like they are trying to blame everything on Harper, they are shifting towards a strategy of blaming the Trump Administration, even though the Trudeau government is creating incentives for people to cross illegally and refuses to take strong action.
It’s a repeated pattern with the Trudeau government: They’re never responsible for anything, and it’s always somebody else’s fault. That’s the exact opposite of leadership, and Canadians deserve much better.
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