Let me start with this observation by another Canadian:
“Americans and other Westerners who want their families to enjoy the blessings of life in a free society should understand that the life we’ve led since 1945 in the Western world is very rare in human history. Our children are unlikely to enjoy anything so placid, and may well spend their adult years in an ugly and savage world unless we decide that who and what we are is worth defending.” Mark Steyn
If you want to know what he means just look round you with the blinkers off. That’s why I love these open border lunatics with their smug assurances about everyone else until it happens to them. To wit: CAQ calls for tighter borders, hardline approach to asylum seekers: Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault says Quebec border has become ‘virtual sieve’.
Legault said that Quebecers’ tolerance toward refugees is waning as asylum seekers head to the border in droves.
“The attitude of generosity and solidarity on behalf of Quebecers toward refugees is shaken,” he said. “And if political officials don’t change their attitude, we can expect a backlash.” . . .
“A number of Quebecers — for example, such as those who wait hours at the border to enter their own country — are shocked to see that migrants are entering in large numbers, by flouting the law, as if there is no border,” he said. . . .
A mayoral candidate in Quebec City’s autumn municipal race has also come forward with concerns similar to the CAQ’s about accommodating and accepting migrants.
While several temporary shelters have been opened in Montreal to deal with the surge of migrants crossing illegally into Canada, Québec 21 Leader Jean-François Gosselin said he won’t allow his own city to become a sanctuary city if he is elected to office.
“The crisis that Montreal is currently experiencing cannot be repeated here,” he said.
Montreal became part of the sanctuary city movement, which aims to provide undocumented people with provisions and protection, in February.
And for a bit more of the same: A Surge of Migrants Crossing Into Quebec Tests Canada’s Welcome. Meantime, you can judge the adequacy of the Canadian government by listening to its PM discuss Korea.
Feel better now?