Due to its location, Australia has been an arrival point for those claiming to be refugees but who are actually economic migrants. A few years ago, it got so bad they set up camps to house migrants who managed to land in their makeshift boats on islands well outside Australian territory.
With stories coming out recently about the deplorable conditions in these camps, the pressure is on for politicians to do something. They don’t want these migrants in Australia, and they don’t want them sent back home, either, so they’re discussing sending them elsewhere.
As a result of Justin’s well publicized vanity project with Syrian refugees, some Australian politicians are saying, let’s send our refugee problem to Canada. They’ll take them!
Here’s what Labour MP Anthony Albanese had to say about it:
“There are a range of countries that are possibilities. Canada, for example, is an obvious one.”
A few short years ago, Canada took a position of protecting our borders, sending a message that it would not be worth the risk for migrants to set out on dangerous journeys to our shores because they would not find the life that they wanted here.
If Justin Trudeau turns around now and tells Australia we’ll take those refugees off their hands, Canada will become a target again.