Future cuts looming
“For days now the Public Safety Minister has insisted on telling us that all is well at the border crossing in Stanstead. He continues to ignore the situation and repeat that C-31 will magically fix the problem. But on Monday again, 11 new people were intercepted in Magog,” he said.
Bill C-31, which received royal assent and has had the force of law since June 28, has done nothing to prevent smugglers from crossing in Stanstead. “It’s time the Minister realized that C-31 is a failure and that future cuts won’t fix anything,” said Rousseau.
Only by reversing these cuts of more than $140M to border services and increasing border surveillance will we correct the problem.
Exasperated by the Minister’s inaction, Rousseau decided to send him a letter urging him to take action. “Will the Minister finally take the situation seriously? Will he work with the NDP and the community to find effective solutions?,” concluded the MP.