SHAME on the Conservatives and Michelle Rempel, the party’s critic for immigration, refugees and citizenship, for playing the race card in Burnaby where a byelection takes place in the Burnaby South federal riding next month.
In order to score points against the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau, Rempel called for “a review of the security screening process for foreigners entering Canada,” obviously to anger Chinese Canadians in the riding because of the murder of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen in Burnaby’s Central Park in July 2017 in which a Syrian refugee, Ibrahim Ali, 28, is charged with first-degree murder.
It seems the Conservatives will keep on playing the divisive race card just like former prime minister Stephen Harper did on the niqab issue in the last election – something that backfired on him as disgusted Canadians decided to vote for Trudeau just to get rid of the Conservatives with their dirty tactics.
Rempel said: “Canadians are rightly concerned that there could be more cases like these where dangerous individuals are allowed freely into the country. That is why today I am calling for the Citizenship and Immigration Committee and the Public Safety and National Security Committee to immediately undertake a joint study into how our security screening process can be strengthened. Canadians must have confidence that their safety is being protected.”