Scheer vows crackdown on those trying to 'game' Canada's refugee system - 2019-05-28
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he would restore fairness and faith in the integrity of Canada's immigration system by cracking down on those who "game" the refugee process and supporting newcomers who help boost the economy.
In a pre-election speech on immigration policy, Scheer blamed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for eroding public trust in the system by failing to stop the flow of people crossing into Canada from the U.S. outside official border points. The Liberals, he argued, have undermined Canada's legacy of welcoming newcomers through a system based on compassion, the rule of law and human rights.
"Among the people I hear from most often on this point are new Canadians themselves, people who have played by the rules and arrived in Canada fair and square," Scheer said to supporters and invited guests from diverse communities during a party-organized event in Toronto.