Canada shouldn’t sign UN mi­gra­tion com­pact

The Peterborough Examiner - - Opinion -

Why is there not a huge out­cry of con­dem­na­tion on this is­sue? On Dec. 10-11 Canada will be sign­ing the Global Com­pact for Safe, Or­derly and Reg­u­lar Mi­gra­tion: In­ter­gov­ern­men­tally Ne­go­ti­ated and Agreed Out­come in Mo­rocco.

This nor­mal­izes mass im­mi­gra­tion, turn­ing it into a hu­man right. The UN will dic­tate how many asy­lum seek­ers can come to Canada un­chal­lenged. And cur­rent cit­i­zens will not be able to com­plain be­cause it will be against the law. Ex­pect more than half your in­come to be fun­neled off by var­i­ous lev­els of gov­ern­ment. These hun­dreds of thou­sands of asy­lum seek­ers will have a le­gal right to ev­ery­thing in our so­cial safety net.

This can­not hap­pen. We can­not let for­eign en­ti­ties dic­tate our im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies. Many coun­tries have al­ready opted out in­clud­ing the United States and Aus­tralia. Canada should too. I ad­vise all cit­i­zens con­cerned with this Global Com­pact to call or write their MP and ex­press your dis­ap­proval. I have writ­ten to our MP, Maryam Mon­sef, and have heard noth­ing back on this is­sue.

The Trudeau Lib­er­als have mis­man­aged this port­fo­lio from the mo­ment they took power in 2015. Re­mem­ber this is not xeno­pho­bia or racism! It is a de­sire to wel­come peo­ple to Canada through a rig­or­ous im­mi­gra­tion sys­tem. Dave Schofield, Cindy Street

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