Do you remember the famous “Soldiers. On our Streets. With Guns!” Liberal attack ad from the 2006 federal election? Despite never officially running on TV, the ad was infamous. It blew up in their faces, and leader Paul Martin had to apologize mid campaign for the baseless fearmongering that insulted the intelligence of normal voters.
Well, everything old is new again.
The Liberals, never ones to learn from past mistakes, are using that same style of fear-mongering, probably to the same level of success.
At an event in Ottawa on Tuesday, Hussen told the crowd:
“I haven't seen anything from the Conservatives. They don't have a plan. You know what their plan is? To militarize the border and place a CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) official or an RCMP official every 100 metres.”
Put a cop, border guard or even a CAF reservist every 100 meters where illegal border crossing is happening. Let’s do this until the world figures out that we are not a sanctuary country for economic migrants who will not use the front door or proper immigration channels to come into our country.
Recent polling on immigration opinions found that half of Canadians want less immigration and only six per cent want more. Hussen is fearmongering people with something logic would suggest mainstream Canadians want done; borders secured, immigration laws enforced.
Despite Hussen’s proclamation, Conservatives have never had any plan to “militarize” the border, but polling suggests it could win a lot of votes if they did.