Remember right after President Donald Trump was inaugurated and mobs of protesters packed JFK International in New York and other airports to protest the new administration’s so-called “Muslim ban?” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome any and all refugees to head just a little bit further north.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
Heck, Trudeau might have even welcomed you personally at the airport:
The subtweet to end all subtweets. https://t.co/0Qomtz8vkQ
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 28, 2017
More refugees than Trudeau likely imagined took him up on the offer. In yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, however, there was an interesting piece claiming that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, formerly just the Immigration Department, hadn’t followed up in two years with a report on some 50,000 Syrian refugees in the country.
Given #JustinTrudeau's grand gestures, you would be forgiven for believing the Liberals and the department responsible for #refugees would be tracking the fate of the tens of thousands of struggling Syrians #Canada has taken in. #CDNpoli #BCpoli #Onpoli https://t.co/RksfRIhtdw
— DouglasTodd (@DouglasTodd) July 16, 2018
Columnist Douglas Todd reports:
… after more than two weeks of inquiries by Postmedia, a media relations officer acknowledged the department has not produced any report in almost two years on the about 50,000 Syrian refugees now in Canada.
Canada’s auditor general is among the unamused. The Liberals had a plan to monitor whether the mostly Arabic-speaking refugees were learning English or French, working, receiving social assistance and going to school, but the government has failed to follow through, said auditor general Michael Ferguson. It is Ottawa’s responsibility, he said, to make sure Syrians refugees “integrate into Canadian society.”
“Integrate into Canadian society?” That sounds vaguely racist to us. What happened to celebrating diversity?
Candice Malcolm is a columnist with The Toronto Sun:
A "media relations officer acknowledged the (immigration) department has not produced any report in almost two years on the about 50,000 Syrian refugees now in Canada." We have no idea if they learned English, got a job or collect welfare. Apparently, Trudeau doesn't want to know https://t.co/sMece7hIxf
— Candice Malcolm (@CandiceMalcolm) July 17, 2018
Trudeau is kind of busy apologizing for the oppression of Canada’s LGBTQ2 people and reflecting on an old groping allegation, but someone ought to be keeping up with the paperwork on all these refugees, right?
All the Syrian refugees that came to my city are all collecting Ontario Works welfare payments and are living in social housing, only 10% have found a job. Instant poverty.
— Mr. Mark-Alan Whittle (@markalanwhittle) July 18, 2018
We do know from @MichelleRempel directly asking Minister of Immigration back in 2016-17 that only 10% are working.
— Gab.ai ➡ (@mayoushtak) July 18, 2018
It is not that he doesn’t want to know it is that HE SIMPLY DOESN’T CARE!! All of the photo ops have been used up
— Jerry K (@jrk1717) July 18, 2018
He doesnt want anyone to know. There are so many screwed up decision that he has made and swept under the rug!!! Perhaps he is hoping to give these people voting right for the next election! Canada needs a strong fair leader! Step down JT you are in over your head!!!!
— PS (@eypatty123) July 18, 2018
— #Women for Jordan Peterson (@AzDeplorable) July 17, 2018
Sounds like a government department that needs to be defunded right after the CBC.
— Darren Burchill (@DarrenBurchill) July 18, 2018
Of corse not….
The only thing left to do is change our laws so that migrants and refugees can vote! That will be Trudeau’s last action as Prime Minister.
— iamtheboxer (@dennistheboxer) July 18, 2018
Changing the laws so that non-citizens can vote? That rings a bell.
It should be a program to evaluate how many and what type of refugees is Canada able to afford, it should be compared to other countries not to suffer the same consequences of violence and lack of integration .
— Adriana Cassullo (@CassulloAdriana) July 17, 2018
Made even more galling by the fact that the majority of refugee camps in and around Syria are emptying out because everyone is going home because the war is more or less finished. There was NEVER any good reason for these folks to be parachuted into Canada.
— IsMiseLeMeas (@Spraoi) July 17, 2018
World should make rules that all refugees should be sent back in a timely fashion. Otherwise in future when actual need arises, no country would step forward to take in refugees. If these artificial refugees are not sent back, forget compassion from any country in world in future
— SanjeevM (@Sanjeev40330782) July 17, 2018
We don’t know how that would go over; President Trump took a lot of heat for extending only until 2019 a “temporary” residency program launched in 2010 for around 60,000 Haitian refugees displaced by an earthquake.
Wasn’t Canada where all the Hollywood liberals were going to move if Trump won? That number was easy enough to track.
Brace ovaries for impact: Justin Trudeau meets his namesake, two-month-old son of Syrian refugees https://t.co/DcapXIswEy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 17, 2017