REPORT: Conservatives Demand To Know How Much Illegal Border Crossers Will Cost Canadian Taxpayers

Canadians deserve answers from the Trudeau government. After all, it’s our money being spent.

As the flow of illegal border crossers continues unchecked, Conservatives in the House of Commons are starting to demand answers about how much these illegal crossings will cost Canadians.

According to a recent report, “In response to a request from Conservative MP Larry Maguire, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) will take on a global accounting exercise to determine what costs have been incurred to date and how much the stepped-up pace of irregular migration might cost in the future.”

Said Maguire, “We just need to know, as Canadians, what the costs are and how the government intends to handle it in the future, given that many of our communities are becoming very loaded with the numbers of refugees, coming in to Toronto, Montreal and other areas. We need to know from these various departments just what the total costs are going to be.”

This is important, since we’re already seeing some of Canada’s largest cities get overwhelmed, and there’s no end in site to the illegal crossings over the border.

In fact, things are likely to continue worsening, as the Trudeau government has shown zero sign of ensuring our border is protected.

And with cities asking the federal government for tens of millions more, and the burden on social services increasing by the day, the situation for Canadian taxpayers is concerning.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, the radical leftists want even more money spent and even more people to cross illegally. They want totally open borders, as Toronto city councillor Joe Cressy recently said on Twitter:

“The Federal Government has correctly opened our borders. As they should. We are a welcoming country and better for it. But their responsibility to refugees doesn’t end at the border, it must include housing supports to settle our new neighbours.”

Of course, in Cressy and Trudeau’s world, Canadian taxpayers get turned into a piggybank to cover the cost of our open borders. More and more people would enter Canada illegally, reducing the services available to taxpayers, and pushing those trying to cross legally to the back of the line.

As I’ve said before, the government doesn’t have unlimited resources, meaning choices need to be made about where money is spent. And a government that truly serves the people would ensure that our border is protected and our tax dollars directed towards helping Canadian citizens, rather than taking more of our money away to pay for the cost of open borders.

But that’s not what Trudeau is doing, and that’s why the Conservatives are right to be pushing for answers as to how much this is costing all of us.

Spencer Fernando

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