PM Trudeau has done it once again! He really needs to stop with the “all welcome” speech because it’s sending out the wrong message. Back in January, after Trump’s immigration ban, Trudeau tweeted, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada”. Though there were no changes made or are going to be made in Canada’s immigration policy, Trudeau’s message gave a different impression. That was then but once again, Trudeau took to social media to welcome all refugees.
A tweet went out from Trudeau’s official Twitter account, which is supposedly run by Private Council Office’s (PCO) civil servants. The tweet said, “Regardless of who you are or where you come from, there’s always a place for you in Canada.”
Can someone please tell the Prime Minister that it is not that easy to enter Canada the way he makes it sound like in his tweet! Despite what the message has been sent out, Canada has actual standards and laws before taking in an immigrant. In fact, it is said that Canada is one of those countries that has the toughest requirements and rules when it comes to the Western world.
Where several countries are more concerned with family reunification, Canada is concerned with economic categories. No one is allowed to set foot in Canada unless they have a job offer. According to Sections 37 and 34, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), a person cannot enter Canada if he or she has been in a terrorist organization, convicted of a heinous crime including war crimes and espionage. In other words, the past matters a lot.
Did someone debrief the prime minister about these sections because clearly his message has led people to believe that no matter who they are and where they are from does not matter?
The past few months, Canada has received lots of illegal immigrants. Is this because Trudeau invited them or because of Trump’s ban? We believe the former might be the case.