November 25, 2015

"We won on this one" -- but "questions remain" about Liberals' refugee plans

Brian LilleyArchive

It's a victory of sorts for average Canadians: The Liberals have backed down somewhat on their reckless, ill-thought out "25,000 Syrian refugees by Christmas" plan.

For one thing, Immigration Minister Ralph Goodale now explains that security screening will now be done before any refugees get on a plane to Canada.

That was one of my biggest concerns, especially after the terrorist massacre in Paris.

But are his new promises good enough?

And when these refugees vetted, will they be asked if they approve of sharia law and honour killings, for example?

I still have a lot of concerns and questions about what Justin Trudeau's Liberals are up to.



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commented 2015-11-26 10:52:09 -0500
I guess Goodale’s words were meant as an acknowledgement that the Liberals were wrong and were now backing down from their silly election promise in the face of so much opposition from The People – that you never saw in the Media Party comments sections because they were all censored, or not even available for comment! Goodale’s words were also meant to reassure us sceptics of Islamist integrity, trustworthiness and compatibility…
Well I interpret his words through the lefty/progressive/Marxist dogma and doctrine and I am not reassured – the left would misinform or lie to their mothers if they thought it would advance their delusional and destructive agenda.
Canada for Canadians!
commented 2015-11-25 19:34:13 -0500
Good. Let’s do this right. Better for Canadians, and better for those that come here. We still need to drill down to how thorough this screening will be.
commented 2015-11-25 18:49:52 -0500
My theory, whether you want to hear it or not. US homeland security advised the libs that if they carried through with this gong show, all visitors attempting entry to the US with a Canadian passport would be treated as if they were presenting a Syrian passport. The libs did not make this decision without some strong suggestions from other countries security administrations.
commented 2015-11-25 17:49:18 -0500
I have to disagree with Brian on this one.

We did not win anything, the Liberal gov’t merely failed by pursuing an inaccessible objective. This will the first of many ideologically driven failures over the next four years, think: budgets balance themselves, fixing climate change, national security, but hey- they can always spin up a victory of sorts. Not to worry its going to be a great party in Paris, you think a $16 orange juice was excessive, forget it this is the new now……. The definition of a Liberal is one who makes lemonade out of lemons while wrecking the nation.
Otherwise stated, they cannot even run a lemonade stand.
commented 2015-11-25 17:46:34 -0500
what did we win?
commented 2015-11-25 17:20:12 -0500
I still haven’t heard one decent, logical, pragmatic reason for bringing tens of thousands of refugees to Canada. So many, many more than that can be helped, and helped sooner, by providing food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and security for them in safe zones. We would be helping them in a meaningful way by not dragging our feet in fighting and defeating the Islamic Savages and���� then helping them by providing transportation for them to return back home. I suspect that politicians generally, and liberals specifically, don’t give a rodent’s behind about giving them meaningful aid. The “root cause” of the motions we are now going through is the result of disgusting pandering for election votes following the photo shown of little Aylan, and the subsequent lies that were spread about Canada refusing his family asylum.
commented 2015-11-25 16:54:58 -0500
I was not aware that the screening will be done offshore! Great news and kudos go to the Liberals for listening to reason. Yes, good questions Brian. I don’t know there is really an way perfect way to know who is a legitimate refugee or just a welfare tourist, or worse. My other concern is the cultural changes we might see which is why I hope it stops at 25,000.
commented 2015-11-25 15:39:00 -0500
Hi Gino, I couldn’t find it on MSN but I remembered seeing Ezra referencing it here at
commented 2015-11-25 15:23:49 -0500
Gino Arban; It was on Ralph Goodale’s web site.
commented 2015-11-25 14:53:11 -0500
there was a news article i found on msn yesterday with our immigration minister tweeting "only 24000 to go " during a meeting with Syrian refugees .Has anyone else seen this article I cant find it .It seems to have been pulled
commented 2015-11-25 14:47:42 -0500
November 25, 2015
Dear Diary;
My “political will” for bringing in 25,000 voters . . er . . refugees . . (I’ll need to watch that) by Christmas was always looking a bit shaky. Not to mention that my Islamic pals were a bit pissed off by connecting Canada’s gift of permanent residency to their refugees with Christmas, so Gerald thought by quietly moving that deadline from Christmas to year-end would also give us a little bit of a buffer, but he should never have told me to give that job to McCallum. It now turns out that there was never as much as a snowballs chance in hell to pull this off, but I can’t admit that. People will see right through that, like I’d be transparent.
Hopefully when the dust has settled on all this people won’t realize that the incoming numbers will finally end up being close to what Stevie was saying that he’d do all along, especially since the ones coming in were actually already given the official okay-dokey by Stevie’s bunch.
B.O. cheered me up by telling me “there is more of a security risk from tourists than refugees”. That’s a good one, I’ll try to remember it. Then, if fan hits the shit (as Katy’s pals in the wind turbine business say), I’ll just blame it on those savage Christian tourists with their inflammatory rhetoric.
The Queen met me today. We had a nice visit, although I thought she was a bit standoffish when I tried to give her one of my patented hugs, but when I told her how much my Dad really liked other women as well as her she laughed and laughed, and she was nice not to bring up that business about Stephane and the portrait. She really loved the SD card that I gave her. She said that she would waste no time putting it to use.
commented 2015-11-25 14:35:09 -0500
We have won nothing.
Establish Canadian protected safe zones near or where these unfortunate people are.
Protect them with our Air Force. Six (or more) patrolling CF-18’s wouldn’t be considered a “token” to any scoundrels on the ground who would wish to set about the folks we’d be protecting.
Help provide for them with some food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. A cost effective way of helping many more than just 25,000 and would also be helping them much sooner
Provide transportation assistance for them to return to their home when we’ve made it safe for them to do so.
commented 2015-11-25 14:01:16 -0500
OMG, the liberals lied! did you hear that potheadfs? TRUDEAU LIED! you do the math.
commented 2015-11-25 13:57:58 -0500
One Muslim immigrant in this Country is one to many, we already have 100% to many of these misguided individuals amongst us. The Traitor Trudeau should think about a plan to get rid of the Muslims that are allready here. Pay them to leave, it would be cheaper in the long run.
Trudeau and his crew do not appear to understand why they are here. Listen Justin, they intend to kill us all, unless we convert and submit to their political dogma. It is time the Left woke up. Stand up for Canadians and Canada Justin, stop acting like a Traitor.
commented 2015-11-25 13:54:32 -0500
Dear Rebel
Yesterday, as a result of this turnaround, I conceived the idea of a “Harper Redemption Index”. 10K was the conservative government’s pledge, right? And now, PM has scaled his number down to that.

It would be interesting to stack up comparable election promises between the two parties, or promises that JT made to undo Harper’s work and see how they play out in the long run.

I won’t claim copyright if you do this. :-D
commented 2015-11-25 13:46:03 -0500
Plan? What plan? I really don’t think these guys have a clue, they are just blindly rushing headlong into what they perceive to be the newest Politically Correct, cause du jour. Something to pat themselves on the back about on the cocktail circuit.
commented 2015-11-25 13:22:06 -0500
Yesterday the Liberal Government sent out the Big-Boy-Pants people to clean up the mess created by JT (Juvenile Trudeau) and his over promise attitude. How many messes will they have to clean up over the next 4 years or will there be a coup?
commented 2015-11-25 13:17:01 -0500
Ed Grimley, I men Brian. You should get on that committee. Use your substantial celebrity status and force your way into the process. The geriatrics of the west will sing songs in praise of you. They might even buy your book …