November 16, 2015

Rempel confirms: CPC will push back against Liberals' Syrian refugee timeline

Brian LilleyArchive

I interview Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP for Calgary Nose Hill.

Michelle Rempel has been publicly expressing her concerns about the short timelines the Liberals have committed to for bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of year.

We briefly spoke with Michelle about what we can expect the Conservative position to be on this issue and why.


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commented 2015-11-16 20:27:33 -0500
Not to mention the broken TFW file – how many slipped through on that one? It’s bad enough that those handling the file did not look into the needs of the marketplace, or the program’s enforcement, but what else didn’t they look into? Was screening even in their scope of responsibilities? It doesn’t seem so…

And Rempel can still shut the fuck up.
commented 2015-11-16 20:18:45 -0500

We know that when Jason Kenney became Immigration Minister, he had refugee backlog of 200,000 applications to clear … and he succeeded. But by what measures? Screening, of course. But that didn’t bother Kenney; he turned Immigration in a very influential ministry, and gave PM Harper reason to declare, after the 2011 election that New Canadians had embraced Conservative values. And why not? Kennedy’s solid promotion of the CPC among new Canadians was a textbook example of winning the so-called immigrant vote. And Kenney is a promoter like no other …he wasn’t called the “Minister of Curry in a Hurry” for nothing …
commented 2015-11-16 18:27:06 -0500
The second anyone plays the usual bigot card against them, the next second the CPC will back off pushing back against the Liberals.
commented 2015-11-16 18:23:50 -0500
Anyone have an unbiased count for annual refugees? Not Tyee or any leftist advocate group. I may be wrong on my numbers, so just checking. Tyee say 23,000 which I doubt, since I thought it was closer to 250,000.
commented 2015-11-16 18:17:31 -0500
Sorry Drew, I misread your post…
commented 2015-11-16 18:15:55 -0500
Drew is a liar too. As is Fowler as I said. Fowler is lying about it being a rigorous process. It is not. Would you say letting in 50% of applicants “rigorous”? I wouldn’t. So yes, Fowler is a liar and Liberal appointee. So the Librano party appoints a liar. Go figure.
commented 2015-11-16 18:01:38 -0500
Brad notice i used liberal sources so you cannot whine about them LMAO. I love proving your BS is just that.
commented 2015-11-16 18:00:48 -0500

What has been the Conservative government’s overall approach to refugees?

Since the Conservatives came to power in 2006, the number of refugees accepted annually by Canada has fallen from 35,700 to 23,200. Over the same time period, the number of economic immigrants has increased from 156,000 to 165,000. Meanwhile, the government made it more difficult for refugees to apply for asylum inside the country by changing the law several years ago.

so BRAD please show me how there were that many from those 2 places that are not even the top refugee sources you moron.
commented 2015-11-16 17:56:16 -0500
I wonder if Brad knows the Afghanistan war started under the libs?
commented 2015-11-16 17:55:11 -0500
Brad please show us your source for those numbers or shut the F*ck up like you say moron. And by the way no one has to stop speaking because you demand it LMAO
commented 2015-11-16 17:52:00 -0500
Brad Whitcomb those people went through checks , and Justin does not want to do any. Isis was not mingling with those people either , and we refused many of them you halfwit. And where do you get your numbers , many came before Harper was in power , but of course facts are not your strong point LMAO
commented 2015-11-16 17:34:01 -0500
This could help and I for one will pursue it WHEN it happens.
Canadian government liable for damages from Syrian refugees?

Posted by: CIJnews Editor November 15, 2015

By TSEC Network

If one of the 25,000 Syrian refugees now due to arrive in Canada commits a violent criminal act or an act of terrorism, can the Government of Canada be sued for negligence? Canadian citizens who suffer harm from un-screened refugees may have a case for damages.

Canadian Prime Ministerial candidate Justin Trudeau promised in his campaign that he would move quickly to have Canada take 25,000 refugees from Syria. Now, as the new Prime Minister attends the G20 meetings in Turkey (15 November 2015) he has reconfirmed this pledge by saying that Canada is a “country that defines itself by its shared values, not its cultural differences.”

On the same day, European officials have statedthat they believe that there is “a very professional new squad of terrorists inserting themselves into some of these migrant voyages.”

Simply put, Canada lacks the resources and knowledge base to screen this many people this quickly. The union representing the CBSA border guards says “the government doesn’t have the manpower to process 25,000 people in less than eight weeks.”

Most flagrantly, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, has stated that some of the screening will be done after the refugees arrive. Mr McCallum has stated that he might use a special exemption for the Syrian refugees called a “Minister’s Permit” and allow refugees into Canada even if the “security or health checks were not yet completed.” He would then “allow the rest of the scrutiny to take place in Canada.”

Anyone with even the most basic knowledge of Canada’s immigration and legal system is aware of the absurdity of this statement. Among the most obvious problems are:

Individuals arriving from Syria may be inadmissible for a variety of reasons. The most common will be war crimes and crimes against humanity from the Assad regime officials, terrorism from ISIS and other groups, genocide from ISIS officials, and “all of the above” including general criminality (rape, murder etc.) from a variety of Syrian factions. The BBC estimates there could be 1000 different armed groups.

Even if an individual is determined to be inadmissible for reasons of war crimes, crimes against humanity, terrorism or violent crime, removing them will take three years (minimum), multiple court cases and appeals to the Federal Court. Leon Mugesera, who helped plan the Rwandan genocide, was living in Canada on welfare with his family for 14 years before removal. His family remains here.

If one of these refugees is determined to be inadmissible for reasons of criminality, the courts have often ruled that they cannot be held in detention centres while the years-long deportation and appeal process unfolds.

The Government of Canada can be sued, although determining in which court (Federal, Provincial Superior) is difficult and the plaintiffs would have to establish where the “substance of the claim occurred” based on a “fact-specific analysis”.

In determining whether the Federal government was liable for damages suffered at the hands of un-screened refugees, the Court would likely have to take into consideration a number of factors:

Was there an immediate or real world pressing need to advance the process of refugee acceptance? (Answer: No. Most of these refugees have been in camps for years where their immediate security is not at risk).

Was the Government aware that there was a substantial risk that the incoming flow may have persons who are intent on committing acts of terrorism? (Answer: Yes. Following the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015, European officials have publicly stated that some of the attackers entered Europe through the refugee system and that they believe a “very professional new squad of terrorists inserting themselves” into the refugee flow system.6

Was the Government aware that its bureaucracy did not have the ability to perform this sort of screening task in such short order? (Answer: Yes. As noted above, the CBSA union and the Minister have both stated that the screening cannot be done in such short order and checks will have to continue after arrival.)

Does the Government have the necessary knowledge base to do an effective screening, regardless of the timelines? (Answer: Unclear. However, significant information suggests that without an embassy in Syria, lacking troops on the ground, absent allies with a presence on the ground and having the ISIS “government” unwilling to share screening data on its “citizens” it is probable that such knowledge is lacking. Social media reporting over the years of conflict may have valuable information, but sorting it and assessing its reliability and credibility would be a time consuming and difficult task.)

Did the Government avail itself of non-governmental sources of information during the screening process to improve its capabilities? (Answer: Unclear. For instance, private individuals have a list of 130,000 Syrian regime officials, many of whom are “bad guys.”7 It is not clear if the government has contacted these individuals to make use of this information.)


Given all that is currently known (15 November 2015) the Government of Canada is taking considerable and unreasonable risk in allowing un-screened refugees into Canada. As such, the Government may find itself liable if one of these individuals commits an act of violence or terrorism and in so doing cause harm or damage to Canadians or their property.

(N.B. This paper does not address the issue of the spreading of diseases. Germany authorities have noted concerns about Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, diphtheria, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, measles, meningitis, mumps, polio, scabies, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhus and whooping cough, influenza and Norovirus. Determining liability if one of these diseases spreads from an un-screened refugee is the subject of a different assessment.)

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commented 2015-11-16 17:15:05 -0500
Michelle Rempel woo hoo you go girl!!
Obviously your voice is being heard because the trolls are angry.
commented 2015-11-16 16:46:01 -0500
Hey, Jack. When you call Showler a liar without evidence to back it up, you are bearing false witness.
commented 2015-11-16 16:42:39 -0500
Peter Showler, the former chair of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, says there’s a big distinction between refugees resettling in Canada and the hundreds of thousands of displaced people streaming into Europe.
Peter Showler interview:
commented 2015-11-16 16:39:21 -0500
Showler is a political hack and a liar. Letting in 50% of all applicants is not “rigorous” screening.
commented 2015-11-16 15:41:11 -0500
I don’t worry about myself. I worry about the world my children will grow up in. Maybe even in a Canada with no go zones, Sharia law compliant regions, scared of being raped by Muslim gangs, ect. I recall the 1300 little girls raped in Rottingham while officials looked the other way.
commented 2015-11-16 14:48:53 -0500
But who brought in over 200,000 refugees from Afghanistan and Somalia ?

Rempel should shut the fuck up.
commented 2015-11-16 14:29:16 -0500
As a 99 member opposition we’d lose in any kind of vote – email your (probably Liberal) MP – if the people send enough emails they may have second thoughts but since we have also already become ‘a basic dictatorship’ that may not work but it’s worth a try. Hopefully there are some Liberals left with a conscience and with some real Canadian values.
commented 2015-11-16 14:22:34 -0500
John McCallum has already admitted that in order to meet this unrealistic timeline to bring in 25,000 refugees by the end of the year to fulfill a campaign promise, he will carry out a significant amount of the vetting on Canadian soil. That means if any of the refugees are found to be ISIL sympathizers, they are now our problem because Trudeau senior’s charter says they have all the rights afforded to a citizen. In other words, they are here to stay.
commented 2015-11-16 13:45:03 -0500
Article in The Calgary Herald: “Saskatchewan premier wants Canada to slow Syrian refugee intake to ensure safety”. The only leader in Canada today that can be trusted.
commented 2015-11-16 13:11:10 -0500
Keith, according to Justin Canada will sill be in the coalition, just not in the mission … which actually is the coalition, but then there is no correcting Liberal “logic”.
commented 2015-11-16 12:57:16 -0500
I would contend that this ridiculous timeline, lacking all common sense, is deliberate to ensure that the so-called ‘refugees’ are not properly screened.
commented 2015-11-16 12:50:49 -0500
I just wish that people could be honest about their motives and acknowledge that this blind faith to embrace the Syria refugees is nothing more then a juvenile attempt at actualizing their childish notion that we are all in this together. The facts don’t support that kind of thinking and never will. The all seeing and all knowing Universal Collective is a lie and the saddest part is that it is the foundation of Liberalism, our current political climate. You aren’t going to bring Syrians home like cute, lost, little puppies so you can feel good about yourself. Life doesn’t work that way, some would call it enabling which always ends in bitterness and resentment . You don’t get to ignore the facts just because it’s popular to do so or to try and rescue someone from the consequences of their own bad behavior. Talk about selfish, and you know what, the jihad extremists recognize this lack of self respect and will capitalize on it every time.
commented 2015-11-16 12:38:03 -0500
Trudeau needs to rejoin the Coalition, NOW. He also needs to halt his idiotic plan to import 120,000 potential killers into Canada. Will he do this? No, he is to occupied in converting Canada in to a third world country, with him as King. We have a loose cannon on deck.