From the BBC:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a stand on social media against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
One day I hope Canada and Canadians will be able to define themselves on who they are, rather than who they are not. Judging by this statement and others posted by Canadians on social media, this seems beyond them.
Mr Trudeau underscored his government’s commitment to bringing in “those fleeing persecution, terror & war”.
This is the man who praised Fidel Castro and said absolutely nothing when Obama terminated the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy which offered sanctuary to Cubans fleeing Communist repression.
Within hours, Mr Trudeau’s tweets had been shared more than 150,000 times.
“Welcome to Canada” also became a trending term in the country.
Mr Trudeau, who gained global attention for granting entry to nearly 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada over the past 13 months, also sent a pointed tweet that showed him greeting a young refugee at a Canadian airport in 2015.
So far Canadians seem happy with this man-child and his immigration policies. At least, that’s what social media and the mainstream press would have us believe. But then again, I wonder if millions of ordinary Canadians are quietly seething about this and we’ll be seeing Trudeau out on his arse at the next election. He appears to have been elected largely on his looks the first time around.
For all their self-righteous posturing about tolerance, diversity, and their not being like those ghastly Americans they’ve just had a 27 year old French-Canadian social studies student shoot up a mosque in Quebec. Somebody up there needs to start governing properly rather than striking poses at the United States, and that will involve a mature discussion on immigration, its benefits, and drawbacks. Under their current PM I doubt this is even possible.