As a democratic society, we should be debating this issue. But the talk should be about safely welcoming and successfully integrating these newcomers, not whether Canada should welcome them at all.
Local Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan, far right, speaks with Canadian Armed Forces members along with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen during a visit to temporary accommodations set up in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., for the influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States, on Aug. 21, 2017. Photograph courtesy of Gabriel St-Hilaire
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.