Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has said that he would restore fairness and faith in the integrity of Canada’s immigration system by cracking down on those who play with the refugee process. He added he would also support newcomers who help boost the economy.
In a pre-election speech on immigration policy, Scheer blamed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying that he failed to stop the flow of people crossing into Canada from the U.S. outside official border points. The Liberals, he said have undermined Canada’s legacy of welcoming newcomers through a system based on compassion, the rule of law and human rights.
Scheer said, “Among the people I hear from most often on this point are new Canadians themselves, people who have played by the rules and arrived in Canada fair and square. They are most offended at Trudeau’s status-quo, where some are able to jump queues, exploit loopholes and skip the line.”