“We believe Canada must always be in control of its borders.”
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has officially rejected the UN Global Compact on Migration, and is calling on the Trudeau Liberals not to sign it.
That position had previously been taken by People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier, and Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel.
Rempel’s announcement of opposition to the deal had been made on behalf of the Conservatives, but many were waiting to hear it from Scheer himself.
Now, Scheer has opposed the migration compact, saying “We believe Canada must always be in control of its borders, and we must have full autonomy over who we let into our country.”
Added Scheer, “it is for these reasons that we strongly oppose Justin Trudeau’s plan to sign Canada on to the UN Global Compact on Migration.”
Scheer also warned about the dangers of the UN Compact:
“It gives influence over Canada’s immigration system to foreign entities. It attempts to influence how our free, and independent media report on immigration issues. And it could open the door to foreign bureaucrats telling Canada how to manage our borders.”
Here’s Scheer’s full statement:
NOW: calling on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals not to sign on to the UN Global Migration Compact. pic.twitter.com/6zlDB3Na0i
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) December 4, 2018
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