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Canada has no obligation to make those crossing our border illegally feel comfortable.

Trudeau Puts Virtue  Ahead Of Security On Border Questionnaire  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Trudeau Puts Virtue Ahead Of Security On Border Questionnaire

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  October 15-02017    (LSN)  The recent controversy over some of the questions being asked of illegal border crossings by the RCMP has missed the key point when it comes to illegal border crossing:
Canada has no obligation to make people trying to enter illegally feel comfortable

We know it’s absurd that we are supposed to consider the feelings or comfort level of those breaking our laws. In fact, when people considering crossing illegally see how our leaders are falling all over themselves to consider how we can be “nicer” to illegal crossers, it will only make Canada seem like a more inviting destination for those who have no interest in using the legal border entry process.

Appropriate questions?
The other issue is whether the questionnaire itself is appropriate. The political class has shamefully thrown our hard-working RCMP under the bus for the questions, yet when you look at them, you can see that they are really quite reasonable questions in keeping with Canadian values. Here are a few of the “controversial” ones.


  • “Canada is a very liberal country that believes in freedom of religious practice and equality between men and women. What is your opinion of this subject?
  • How would you feel if your boss was a woman?
  • How do you feel about women who do not wear the hijab?”

These are reasonable questions. When someone tries to enter Canada illegally, our country can ask whatever questions we like. We have a right to ensure that people adhere to the values of our nation. And yet, rather than work to prioritize the safety of Canadians, the Trudeau government has instead sought to virtue-signal and claim that the questionnaire is against “government policy.” They’ve even left open the possibility of punishing RCMP officers who administered the questionnaire.

This is incredibly concerning. While RCMP officers work to keep Canadians safe and deal with the consequences of Trudeau’s virtue-signalling tweets, the Trudeau government throws them under the bus and puts the interests of illegal border crossers ahead of the interests of the Canadian people.

As we can see, this is one of those issues where the establishment media and political class are totally ignoring the views of Canadians. Those questions would be seen as reasonable by almost all Canadians, and are fully in keeping with Canada as a country that believes in gender equality and freedom and wants our nation kept safe. It’s a shame those in power are either unable, or unwilling to see that.

Spencer Fernando

Spencer Fernando Lake Superior News

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