HANSARD: Liberals secretly negotiated a deal to shut down the entire Canada-U.S. border with an invisible wall, why are the Liberals taking a page from Trump?

House of Commons Debate
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Oral Questions
March 27th, 2023 / 2:45 p.m.

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC


Mr. Speaker, the Liberals secretly negotiated a deal to shut down the entire Canada-U.S. border with an invisible wall. This will only drive persecuted asylum seekers on a more dangerous pathway.

Seidu Mohammed, an LGBTQ man, nearly died crossing irregularly to Canada in the dead of winter. His asylum claim was found to be valid, and he got his Canadian citizenship just this year. If this policy applied then, he would have been sent back to Ghana to face discrimination and violence for being who he is.

Why are the Liberals taking a page from Trump and denying—

The Speaker Anthony Rota

The hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Marie-France Lalonde Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration

Mr. Speaker, I want to reiterate an announcement that we made Friday. We have finally updated the safe third country agreement, the agreement that applies to the entire Canada-U.S. border. On top of that, we will be welcoming 50,000 people from America to promote safe and orderly migration. This is a major victory for Canada.

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