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GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau thinks Canadians are anti-immigrant

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26.01.2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps warning that the next federal election is going to be nasty because Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and his party are fear-mongering about immigration.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen accuses not just the opposition Conservatives, but the Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, of the same thing.

It’s clearly going to be a Liberal theme throughout the election campaign leading up to the vote on Oct. 21 — a deliberate political strategy linking criticism of Liberal immigration and refugee policies to allegations the underlying motives are xenophobia and racism.

Trudeau claims he’s open to an honest discussion about immigration and refugee policies, but it’s clear from his public statements that he is not.

Rather, any questioning of Liberal dogma on these issues during the election will be attacked by Liberal candidates as unCanadian, including Trudeau’s plan to increase the annual immigration target to 350,000 by 2021 — almost 1% of Canada’s population — from the current level of 310,000.

Indeed, according to a comprehensive poll conducted last month by Ipsos/Global News, most Canadians today hold views about immigrants and refugees that the Trudeau Liberals consider xenophobic and racist.

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© Edmonton Sun