The Canadian Government Has An Obligation To Canadian Citizens, Not Illegal Border Crossers

Any government that fails to understand this has no business being in power.

The Trudeau government keeps slandering Canadians for wanting border security.

First, Ahmed Hussen called Lisa MacLeod “Un-Canadian.”

Then, Gerald Butts called Canadians “alt-right” for wanting our border laws respected.

While the words used by Hussen and Butts were different, their message points to the same strategy being deployed by the Trudeau Liberals: Side with those entering Canada illegally, while slandering Canadian citizens.

It is absolutely disgusting to see the Trudeau government use this strategy.

And it shows that they are purposely ignoring a fundamental truth:

The Canadian Government has an obligation to Canadian Citizens, not illegal border crossers.

There is a reason the Canadian government is called ‘Canadian.’ It is paid for by Canadians, and it exists solely to serve Canadians. If it didn’t, it would be named something else.

It exists to serve Canadian citizens, and enforce Canadian laws.

And that means it is outrageous for resources to be diverted from serving Canadians to instead going towards those who entered Canada illegally.

Canada doesn’t have limitless financial resources. That means choices must be made. And the Canadian government must always choose to stand with Canadian citizens when it comes to deploying resources.

That also means the Canadian government has no obligation to illegal border crossers.

Of course, this is the point at which the leftist elites will chime in and talk about the “United Nations” or other “international obligations.”

Here’s why they are wrong:

First, the UN has no way to enforce their authority over how Canada deals with our border and how we manage the issue of illegal border crossers. After all, various UN committees have condemned nearly every country on Earth (including democratic nations) for supposed violations of UN policy. The UN is basically powerless, is ignored by most, and is massively hypocritical (Saudi Arabia and Venezuela running ‘human rights’ council). So, we don’t need to listen to their empty words.

Second, the issue is people crossing illegally. There is no right to enter a country illegally. If someone enters at a legal border crossing and makes an asylum claim, that claim should be heard – unless they are violating the safe third country agreement. Since those entering Canada illegally are entering from the United States (which is a safe country regardless of the leftist rhetoric), it is not the same as those entering from unsafe countries.

And finally, there are signs at the border – put up by the federal government – making it clear that it is illegal to enter Canada outside of legal border crossings.

So, the UN can’t tell us what to do, people entering from the US are not truly asylum-seeking refugees, and it is clearly illegal to cross outside of legal crossings.

That’s why Canada has no obligation to those who enter our country illegally. They should be detained, treated humanly, and then returned to their original nation. A few weeks of that would very clearly send a signal of deterrence, and make it clear that Canada will enforce our laws and will not accept illegal entry into Canada.

The alternative is what’s happening now: Trudeau’s open border policies and virtue-signalling tweets encourage more illegal crossings, and diverts resources from Canadian citizens in need towards those who are not citizens and who violated our border.

Our government must serve our people

Right now, there are at least 3 million Canadians living in poverty. Tens of thousands are homeless. A northern community in Manitoba has the highest child suicide rate on the entire planet. Thousands of Veterans are suffering and not receiving enough support from the government that promised to look after them.

Those are all problems involving Canadian citizens in need. Canadian citizens of all backgrounds, all faiths, all political viewpoints, Canadians who were born here and who came here as legal immigrants or legal refugees, are among those who are suffering at this very moment. They aren’t getting help. They aren’t getting support. They have been abandoned.

And yet, instead of helping them, the Trudeau government encourages people to enter Canada illegally, a total dereliction of their duty to Canadian citizens.

It’s as if the world has been turned upside down, and it has to end.

Regardless of what Trudeau, Hussen, Butts, or any other radical leftists say, we know that the Canadian government has no obligation to illegal border crossers. The only obligation of the Canadian government is to Canadian Citizens, and that must never be forgotten.

Spencer Fernando

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Spencer, when will you get it through your skull that they are not illegal. Posting stuff like this makes you look foolish and discredits your good posts.

Maureen Henderson
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Maureen Henderson

And why would you claim they are not illegal , what would you call them. We can’t just walk into the USA, we would be called illegal Alliens. Maureen

Moe S.
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Moe S.

Dear Kevin, obviously the word ‘illegal’ asylum seekers is a stressful trigger causing you undue anguish. Sorry, Spencer and others who have contributed to the comment section are not using politically correct terminology when referring to illegal asylum seekers. Your posts make YOU look foolish! Take the time to research the topic of discussion it may help you come across as more credible. Just a suggestion.

Del
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Del

Kevin – please explain to Canadians how these illegal border crossers are “legal”.

Waiting.

Still waiting.

Glen Bailey
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Glen Bailey

Certainly you jest sir.

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

You are an IDIOT, Kevin…. YES, they ARE illegal!!! You had better get THAT through YOUR thick liberal skull!!! They are not i any danger in the USA, they have everything they need and for them to cross over at areas that are uncontrolled is HIGHLY ILLEGAL!

Christine
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Christine

Kevin Smith, you are the ONE who looks completely foolish. You have no understanding of the issue which is very simple to understand. They are illegal aliens. Canadians are against anyone who breaks laws in this country and Trudeau is. This article should be sent to Trudeau, Butts and Hussen a thousand times so it can get through their heads which are like stones.

Frank
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Frank

That is one of, if not the best column written by you Spencer, and clearly lays out what a disgrace Trudeau and his disgusting government are. They most definitely are not serving us as they are required to do; in fact I believe they are working against us.

Del
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Del

I wish I had kept all Spencer’s columns. They are ALL the best. Amazing analysis and insight. Wow. A real loyal Canadian.

It is web sites like this that Trudeau, barbie, Butts and Khalid would like to shut down.

shawn harris
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All of this deceitful and deliberate immigration and refugee trouble, caused by Trudeau, just proves that Trudeau has neither any love of Canada or a willingness to enforce our border laws. All being done so that Trudeau can sell out Canada and Canadians in exchange for continuous power. No other Prime Minister has ever found the courage or achieved the contemptuous levels that are spewing from the mouth of Trudeau. To accuse all Canadians of being “un -Canadian” and dupes of the so called “Alt Right”, demeans the office of PM and all it stands for . It reduces both… Read more »

Dave Bainard
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Dave Bainard

Jr and his sheep have forgotten where their pay cheques come from. Oct ’19 will remind them when the cheques stop.

Glen Aldridge
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Glen Aldridge

We MUST hope for a Conservative victory in 2019 to put an end to this madness. Even if you would not normally vote PC please encourage your friends & neighbours to get out & vote next election to put an end to this Dictatorship & sell out of Canada by the Liberals. There is something going on in Western Countries when Australia, most of Europe & The UK have been sold out by their Governments in favour of a Muslim take over & the bias has to stop.

Marion Vermeersch
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Marion Vermeersch

I cannot vote for anyone, for the last 14 years, but, if the previous government were to get back in, any hope of our getting it back would be gone. We had citizenship for the 60 years before that, but then were told we should never have been given it in the first place. There were many thousands of returning veterans from WWII, many followed by their War Brides and Children, yet the Conservatives insisted there was no such thing as a Canadian before 1947, and they used that and other reasons to strip citizenship all those years later. My… Read more »

NancyW
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NancyW

This is not a Canadian government, we still need one for Canada, as they are lying and destroying what was a good Canadian law abiding country to the benefit of the one world order UN/Soros/ Lieberals/NDP, that we should not be going further in debt to support, or obeying any of their wants. Nor should we be Blaming the USA for what this unethical traitorous agenda that the puppet masters have decided our farce of a puppet government is running. 2019 can not come fast enough Canada needs protection from these foreign puppets. Spencer you are so correct, thank you… Read more »

Marian
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Marian

Change Illegal to Legal end of statement. Thanks

“And finally, there are signs at the border – put up by the federal government – making it clear that it is illegal to enter Canada outside of illegal border crossings.”

Should read : “And finally, there are signs at the border – put up by the federal government – making it clear that it is illegal to enter Canada outside of LEGAL border crossings.”

Christine
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Christine

Good point however even with this error, WE ALL UNDERSTOOD THE MEANING!

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

Trudeau and his ilk have been committing treachery against Canada… even tantamount to treason! He is knowlingly and systematically destroying Canada! He is squandering our tax-dollars irrationally. He should be investigated to see where that 20 million dollars disappeared to, that he gave to the defunct Clinton Foundation AFTER it was shut down due to investigations of irregularities! Could it be that it might have been funnelled back to the Trudeau Foundation?? He should be investigated for that money he gave to Muslim organizations, connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, known to have connections to terrorist organizations… he should be investigated… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Excellent points! Trudeau have to be investigated and it can only be done with the Conservatives and NDP I guess. Yes, WHY isnt Trudeau and the trail of money not being investigated. We know it is very, very fishy.

Carol
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Carol

Kevin, what makes a border crosser illegal? They cross into Canada at a point other than a designated port of entry. That is illegal whether you like it or not. To Canada, they are illegal aliens, aka crossing where it is not legal to do so and alien because they are foreign to this country.

Spencer knows what he is talking about and his article is spot on. You, sir, haven’t a clue about this.

Christine
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Christine

All the comments are fantastic except for the poor Kevin who has no clue.

Ivan Hawkes
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Ivan Hawkes

The ONLY obligation the so called government of Justin Turd Toe and his herd of LIEberal minions adheres to is to kiss the posterior of their globalist overlord masters. They certainly do NOT display any obligation to the people of Canada. They have made this far beyond obvious countless times, in numerous ways. Any potential of prosperity and social peace is being eroded away very quickly by Justin and his globalist AGENDA “against” Canadian society.

lolwut?
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lolwut?

Never interrupt the enemy while they are making a mistake.

Encourage more of it.

Tommy Hawk
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The comments you make in this article, Spencer, although unarguable, are simply away over the intellectual capabilities of the average Liberal.

So, once achieving power there is no logical explanation for their actions and attitude.

There is, however, a reality that is missed by many and ignored by others and that is that, having declared that Canada has open borders — no borders — Trudeau committed an act of treason by all dictionary definitions — at this point in his tenure, to argue that comment indicates that one does not understand English.

diane
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Trudeau should be forced to send all illegal border crossers back to there country of origins and stop wasting our tax dollars on them and start using our tax dollars for us Canadians

Marion Vermeersch
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Marion Vermeersch

There are more people than you know in this country, now “illegal aliens”, who have done nothing wrong. I am just one of them, not deported but not legal for the last 14 years(had citizenship for almost 60 before that). My family arrived to join our father here when he returned from serving in WWII with the Canadian army in Europe. My brother and I were born in WWII Britain and our mother came as a War Bride, arriving with us in 1947. But the last government decided that we should never have been given citizenship, there was no such… Read more »