Another virtue-signalling fail from Justin Trudeau.
Up until today, Justin Trudeau appeared to be exercising a rare (for him) example of good judgement.
He had refrained from condemning the US issue of child detentions at their border with Mexico, saying that he wouldn’t “play politics.”
But that good judgement didn’t even last the week.
Now, Trudeau has added his name to the growing list of virtue-signallers, and has condemned the US policy:
“What’s going on in the United States is wrong. I cannot image what the families are going through.This is not how we do things in Canada,” said Trudeau.
“What’s going on in the United States is wrong. I cannot image what the families are going through.This is not how we do things in Canada.” pic.twitter.com/fKghxO1ZCr
— Catherine Cullen (@cath_cullen) June 20, 2018
As you probably guessed, Trudeau’s statement is a lie.
It turns out that while the Trudeau government has been in power, children have been detained and separated from their parents at the border. Even the CBC had to admit it:
“The U.S. is the focus of international outrage for its policy of separating children from their parents and detaining them after they cross the border in search of asylum.
But Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, has restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.
Last year, 151 minors were detained with their parents in Canadian immigration holding centres.
Eleven others were held in custody unaccompanied by an adult, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. The CBSA would not speculate on the circumstances surrounding why a minor was unaccompanied.”
Global News also made note of this:
“As well, Canada does not ban the detention of children or separation from their families during the immigration process.
From April to December 2017, a total of 155 minors were detained in facilities by the Canada Border Services Agency but the agency has refused to say how many of them were separated from their families and detained on their own.
Those numbers, which represent only the first three-quarters of the fiscal 2017 year, exceed the total for the previous year.”
In fact, the Global News report points out something very disturbing about the practices of the Trudeau government. While the US has been reporting their child detention numbers, the Trudeau government has issued bans on the Canada Border Services Agency releasing numbers on what’s happening with illegal crossings into our country. So the real numbers of child detentions could be even higher.
And guess what? It turns out that the government – even under Trudeau – has separated CANADIAN children from their parents and put them in immigration detention centres:
“Dozens of children who are Canadian citizens have been held in immigration detention centres in conditions that can cause physical and psychological harm, according to a new report.
The study, called “Invisible Citizens: Canadian Children in Immigration Detention,” was produced by the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s faculty of law and released today during a news conference on Parliament Hill.”
So, Trudeau has lied to the Canadian people, risked damaging our relationship with the US even further, and conveniently ignored the fact that his own government has done the same thing he’s attacking the US for – and in fact did it for a far longer period of time, and also did it to Canadian citizens – making it even worse.
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