Im­mi­gra­tion issues plague the fed­eral govern­ment

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Opinion - BY DALE FERREL

The fed­eral Lib­eral ma­jor­ity dic­ta­tor­ship is wal­low­ing in scan­dals and there is an elec­tion com­ing. Panic is set­ting in.

The snazzy, pricey Prince Trudeau is now con­fronted with a ton of issues, all of his own mak­ing. They must some­how be re­versed or the elec­tion will be lost.

Ah, but now there is a catch 22. To cor­rect the delu­sions, and self-right­eous, self-jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, and the “holier than thou” ra­tio­nal­iza­tion, there must be ad­mis­sion of be­ing and do­ing wrong cou­pled with an apol­ogy. I be­lieve nei­ther Prince Trudeau nor his closet ad­vi­sor are ca­pa­ble of do­ing it right. So what to do.

The an­swer is al­ready start­ing to appear.

The utter screw up with im­mi­gra­tion is com­ing to fruition. Typically, a small cor­rec­tion was buried in the hun­dreds of pages of the bud­get, along with many other painful issues. You know; em­bar­rassed, hid­ing, while kind of deal­ing with them.

Fi­nally, some moves to stop “asy­lum shop­ping,” and force ap­pli­cants to stop leav­ing safe ju­ris­dic­tions that have al­ready ac­cepted them. That, af­ter about 40,000 per­sons crossed into Canada, avoid­ing reg­u­lar check points in the last 2 years. Un­der Trudeau’s plan, all get free room and board, wel­fare, health care and a hear­ing. We also ab­sorb the cost of de­port­ing the bad ones.

Trudeau added $1.2 billion in his bud­get; (now part of the in­creas­ing deficit) to stem the tide.

Prov­inces have had mil­lions of dol­lars added to their costs as well, thanks to Trudeau’s grandiose behaviour. Que­bec has had enough and are cut­ting their quota for im­mi­grants by 20% They are also propos­ing a French lan­guage and val­ues test.

They also pointed out that there was a 15% un­em­ploy­ment rate for im­mi­grants in the prov­ince for five years or less.

There­fore, I as­sume those are on provin­cial wel­fare.

Still on the im­mi­gra­tion is­sue, 100,000 Cana­di­ans hop­ing to spon­sor rel­a­tives had to go on a govern­ment “lot­tery” web­site to ap­ply for 20,000 spots. Like most of Trudeau’s govern­ment sites, the sys­tem was to­tally over­whelmed in min­utes. Only the very learned and those with top notch com­puter skills got in. The other 80,000 got screwed. Only Trudeau could claim that to be a lot­tery?

• As the SNC Lavalin de­ba­cle simmers on; an­other Lib­eral po­lit­i­cal in­ter­fer­ence faux pas is just start­ing. A kan­ga­roo court-like attempt to hang Vice Ad­mi­ral Mark Nor­man out to dry is also ripe with po­lit­i­cal in­ter­fer­ence!. Trudeau’s pat an­swer to all of his prob­lems, “No com­ment, it’s still be­fore the courts.”

The feds, ob­vi­ously in trou­ble, wouldn’t even re­lease proper doc­u­ments to Nor­man’s lawyer. That had a fa­mil­iar ring to it. Then, the case was so slim the crown pros­e­cu­tor had to stay the charges.

• To round out this week’s pa­rade: Ot­tawa is still in court fight­ing First Na­tions over com­pen­sa­tion re­gard­ing a child wel­fare fail­ure. The $3 billion law suit is well un­der way.

Plus, our high fly­ing Lib­eral govern­ment re­stored a $25 mil­lion hand­out to a con­tro­ver­sial Pales­tinian, so called, aid agency.

The an­nounce­ment was greeted by cries of “shame” from the op­po­si­tion benches. Looks like our money will go to the Ha­mas group there.

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