Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday criticized the United States for its separation of families at the border, assuring reporters that “this is not the way we do things in Canada.”
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on family separations happening on the US-Mexico border: "What's going on in the United States is wrong. I can't imagine what the families living through this are enduring. Obviously, this is not the way we do things in Canada" https://t.co/VYJYmXODMj pic.twitter.com/krXJOFVO4z
— CNN (@CNN) June 20, 2018
However, the CBC reported Wednesday that Canada also has detained migrant children and sometimes restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents.
— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) June 20, 2018
So, is it safe to assume that Canada too is reminiscent of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust? The CBC reports:
The Canadian holding centres, which are off limits to the public, resemble medium-security prisons. They are surrounded by razor-wire fences and kept under surveillance by guards.
There are three such facilities across Canada, in Vancouver, Toronto, and Laval, Que. In some provinces, asylum seekers are detained in prisons.
A recent McGill University study found that detention can be a “frightening experience” for children, leaving them with “psychiatric and academic difficulties long after detention.”
Inside, boredom is “pervasive,” as children are often left “idle, sleeping or lying on the couches for long periods during the day.”
Granted, the numbers of children held are nowhere near what the U.S. is dealing with, but still … razor-wire fences?
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 20, 2018
Justin from Canada is Hitler, too?
— Perellis Maine (@twelvenot12) June 20, 2018
As both a small-l and big-L liberal, Trudeau has a sliding moral scale that makes him see the same thing badly in one light or favourably in another. Basically, as long as it serves his own agenda, Trudeau will say anything. Don’t take him seriously, because we sure don’t.
— Just Dave (@jdbc237273) June 20, 2018
This is impossible. @justintrudeau just told us today that's not how they do things in Canada. Then his eyebrow fell off again.
— whizwith (@Lopper11) June 20, 2018
Yeah, but that Justin Trudeau is SO cool!!
— Steve Vaughn (@SteveVaughn) June 20, 2018
Save the story for when a conservative is PM
— J.B. Whitaker (@JBWinVT1) June 20, 2018
Doesn’t matter. The media will just pretend it never happened like they do here.
— Stephen (@sjbftmlsc) June 20, 2018
Haitians streaming into Canada from US could face deportation there as well https://t.co/mHBeF9H8wS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 6, 2017
Um, WHOSE immigration policies have overwhelmed Canada's refugee system? https://t.co/2C9bDkpfbr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 20, 2018