The Parti québécois has reiterated on Tuesday his desire to see the prime minister of Canada, correct the wrongs and to indicate to prospective asylum-seekers that nine applications out of ten are denied.
In turn, the spokesperson for the PQ in terms of immigration, Catherine Fournier, and chef Jean-François Lisée have asked Justin Trudeau send a message on social networks in order to disempower the “false hopes” that it had been there for nearly a year.
“To those who flee persecution, terror and war, you should know that Canada welcomes you,” was tweeted by the prime minister in January 2017. According to the PQ, this message has sown panic in the diplomatic corps at the canadian, while many people had felt a call to the prime minister to open the borders.
Seen by nearly 750,000 people around the world, it would also have contributed to the large influx of irregular migrants, who cross the border on foot from the States, says the official opposition.
On Monday, the minister of Transport of Canada Marc Garneau has indicated that up to nine asylum seekers out of ten were returned home at the conclusion of the examination of their application, and that an asylum application does not constitute a “right” to enter Canada.
Seeking the intervention of Philippe Couillard, Mr. Lisée is allowed to call during the question period: “Why he doesn’t want to ask it respectfully to Justin Trudeau? Is he afraid of him? Is it that he is embarrassed to ask him that? Or is it that he works for him?” he started.
Even before Catherine Fournier filed a motion demanding that prime minister Trudeau corrects his “mistake”, Philippe Couillard has rejected the wording, can even joke on the proposal of the official opposition.
“Frankly, pass a motion here that we would draft correspondence to the prime minister of Canada? It must be done, there. I think that we should acknowledge the creativity of the official opposition”, he said.