Cornwall Ontario – As NAV Can gets filled at the taxpayer’s expense as I type these words I think it’s time to maybe consider building a wall in this region between the US and Canada and send the bill to US President Donald Trump.
Now I don’t mean to send to the bill to the US government. After all Americans are our friends and neighbors. It’s not their fault for what’s happening. It doesn’t make sense for Canadians to be footing the bill for a tweet happy President, does it?
This morning I watched a family of refugees nabbed by Akwesasne Police as I was driving to visit the US. I have a hunch they were on their way to NAV Can before I got back to Cornwall. This might disturb City Councilor Bernadette Clement’s hen parties at NAV Can or some of the other local clique activities. The only land area in this region is through the border crossing. There is easy water access which smugglers have been taking advantage of for years.
It seems utterly insane as these are not Syrian refugees. Most are fleeing the US; not war torn areas being bombed. For far too many this is a fiscal refugee situation. As bad for example as things are in Haiti, and I sure wouldn’t want to live there, I can’t think of any reason to grant immediate asylum, simply because they like our Canadian system and fear the American system over political rhetoric.
Last week a local University educated gentlemen of reasonably good repute was concerned that the end of the World was nigh over North Korea, which was utter nonsense. Because of trade issues between the US and China, North Korea makes like the barking dog and pony act that it does so often.
Does anyone believe that China would want or allow a potential nuclear war on its borders? It’s politics.
So why are we here in Canada paying the bill for the US president’s antics and politics? Isn’t it bad enough Americans have to?
Don’t misunderstand me. I tend to not mix into other countries politics. If I don’t have a vote then I shouldn’t have a say. I may not agree with other country’s decisions, ; but I am a Canadian citizen and Canada is where I live.
These so called refugees and asylum seekers are simply taking advantage of political mayhem at Canadian taxpayer expense.
So maybe a wall isn’t a bad idea? Akwesasne is known as a smuggler’s alley, but the traffic is usually the other way.
By crossing over from the US they’re closer to NAV Can which is offering nicer digs than some of the ones being used in Quebec. Also, many of the refugees want to move to Ontario and not Quebec so it makes sense to cross over here.
It’s not like the US is letting people walk through their customs crossing onto the island. Their services are far too professional for that kind of behavior.
Canada is an extremely generous country. We open our doors to many legitimate refugees and should continue to, but fiscal refugees from the US are abusing our good nature and pocketbooks and that’s something that our government should not be nice about. I’m not sure putting up refugees in hotels is the route to take? I’m not sure five year waiting lists are the way to go for people that clearly seem to be queue jumping.
As I write this piece the more I’m liking the idea of building a fence and sending the bill to one of President Trump’s companies….
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