On December 1, the Liberals lifted visa requirements for Mexicans entering Canada, apparently blind to both the costs and dangers of doing so.
The former Conservative government implemented restrictions after Mexicans started taking advantage of the system by coming to Canada and claiming refugee status. It was estimated that every month, as many as 250 Mexicans were applying, costing taxpayers millions.
The price of the Liberals lifting those restrictions will come in at $433 million over the next decade, and will be partially offset by just over $176 million from tourism dollars and trade investments.
That leaves Canadians with a cost of $262 million, but that’s not all we’re paying for:
Watch as I break down the reasons why the Liberals care more about photo ops than they do about the safety of Canadians.
Last month, Immigration Minister John McCallum ignored requests from Conservative MP Michelle Rempel to detail the security risks around lifting visa requirements and while deflecting, he used the term “tourists” to describe the Mexicans who would be crossing the border into our country.
My guess is he didn’t answer because talking about illegals isn’t a nice topic.