It’s important for leaders not to bow down to political correctness.
While other politicians use weasel-words to avoid the crisis at the border, calling it “irregular migration,” “irregular crossings,” or simply “asylum seeking,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford continues to stand out as someone who is standing up for the integrity of Canada’s laws.
In a recent Tweet, Ford said “Pleased to stand with Premier Couillard and Premier Pallister to call on the federal government to pay their fair share. I have been clear that the costs for illegal border crossers is the responsibility of the federal government.”
Pleased to stand with Premier Couillard and Premier Pallister to call on the federal government to pay their fair share. I have been clear that the costs for illegal border crossers is the responsibility of the federal government.https://t.co/AbADs9IBSm pic.twitter.com/vaPrX9SxGJ
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) July 19, 2018
Interestingly, in the joint statement by Ford, Couillard, and Pallister, the reference is made to “non-point of entry border crossers.”
Meanwhile, in a statement made by Premier Ford only, there is a reference to “illegal border crossers.”
The contrast between Ford’s tweet/statement, and the joint statement with Pallister and Couillard shows that behind the scenes, the Quebec Premier and the Manitoba Premier’s PR people didn’t want to say “illegal border crossers.”
This leaves Ford as one of the only politicians in Canada – along with many Conservative MPs – willing to actually call the crossings what they are: Illegal.
While it may not seem like much, it is very important. The government itself has signs up at the border saying crossing is illegal, yet the establishment media, academic elites, and most of the political class won’t even call it what it is.
Ford is showing political courage. In an era of lies and deception under the Trudeau government, it’s essential to support leaders who stand up for the truth.
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