Both sides have a choice: politicize and drive wedges, or lower the temperature and bring people together. Weaponize the debate or bring more people on to the side of combating division, supremacy, and phobias. It’s that simple.
Far right anti-immigration groups, pictured on Dec. 8, 2018, on Parliament Hill, protested against Canada signing the UN Global Compact For Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, along with 167 countries. Demonstrators were met by counter protesters who were advanced upon by Parliamentary Protective Services and RCMP officers. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'