Canada is world famous for greeting refugees with open arms and open wallets, and that’s how it should be for a privileged society. Up to a point.
But we’re way past that point, says Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. Polls show more than 80 per cent of Canadians agree.
Our trouble isn’t the 12,000 refugees we choose to take in each year. It’s the 40,000 additional asylum seekers who pour in uninvited, usually getting here with their own resources, by air.
At least 58 per cent of them are fakes, the courts say. But it’s almost impossible to get rid of them even when we know.