“If the agencies responsible for this issue don’t report to you, what do you do as Minister?”
As I recently wrote, the ‘Border Security Minister’ appears to be a fake job.
And in a recent round of questioning by Michelle Rempel and Pierre Poilievre, it became very clear that the job is empty.
Under questioning from Rempel, Bill Blair admitted that the Canadian Border Services Agency doesn’t report to him, no ministers responsible for the border or security report to him, and he has no authority over any government departments.
Then, Pierre Poilievre asked the question that immediately came to mind: “If the agencies responsible for this issue don’t report to you, what do you do as Minister?”
Watch the moment below:
For real though, this is what went down pic.twitter.com/TaatRSGALq
— Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) July 26, 2018
Clearly, Bill Blair has no idea what ‘Border Security Minister’ means.
Trudeau likely has no idea either.
It’s a fake job, meant to create a ‘role’ that gives the appearance of action on the illegal border crossing crisis, without actually doing anything.
All the actual authority on the issue remains where it was, with Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
And considering the fact that both Hussen and Goodale have failed to deal with the crisis so far, Blair’s new fake job won’t do anything except create a few new photo-ops while Canadian taxpayers keep getting screwed.
Photos – Twitter