Virtue-signalling has a price.
It has been revealed that Justin Trudeau’s virtue-signalling Tweet apparently welcoming all refugees on Earth into Canada caused chaos within the government.
That’s according to a report by Marie-Danielle Smith, after internal government emails revealed what followed in the wake of Trudeau’s foolish outburst.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
After Trudeau’s tweet, the government was sent scrambling:
‘“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau said on Twitter Jan. 28, 2017, the day after Trump put out an executive order banning refugees and visitors from Muslim-majority countries Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.”
According to the report, “International commentators wondered whether Canada was announcing it would take in all those banned from entering the U.S. Some Canadian officials wondered about that too, according to records the National Post obtained through an access-to-information request.”
The Mexican embassy asked for help in an email, saying they needed “guidance” on how to deal with the spike in people making refugee enquiries after Trudeau’s tweet.
An official at the Mexican embassy said “I am seeking official guidance/response from Ottawa on how to address refugee enquiries following all the publicity around the US ban on some nationalities, and our Prime Minister’s tweet on welcoming refugees.”
The official noted that many of the refugee enquiries were “clearly having links with our Prime Minister’s tweet this weekend.”
They also said, “A number of clients are asking if it is true that Canada will accept the refugees the US are rejecting, and what is the process to do so. … I would imagine that missions all around the world are seeing these enquiries increasing since the weekend.”
The initial talking points from the government shows how totally caught off guard everyone was. One of the official lines was “We are working with the United Nations Refugee Agency, U.S. officials and our missions abroad to clarify the current situation and determine what our next steps might be.”
That’s just a different way of saying “We have no idea what the hell is going on.”
Virtue-signalling has a price
As we saw after Trudeau’s Tweet, there was a surge of illegal border crossings, which the government encouraged with their weak response.
This caused serious concern in border communities, put stress on our social services, and could have long-term implications for security, since many people may have sneaked into our country unbeknownst to anyone.
And now we know that there was chaos within the government – and who knows what really happened when everyone was scrambling.
All because Justin Trudeau wanted to virtue-signal on the world stage to get some positive foreign press.
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