Canada a Dream Come True

by sarah_P on August 29, 2017 - 9:01pm

More than 150 new asylum seekers are entering the borders of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle llegally every day and leaving the United States.Where as compared to last month only 50 asylum seekers would enter the province everyday explains Alex Ballingall from www.thestar.com. As reported by http://montreal.ctvnews.ca on Wednesday, August 2nd at 11;40AM “many of the refugees, including families with young children are leaving the United States to avoid Donald Trump’s threat to standing immigration policy and also because they do not necessarily have the paperwork.” When Obama was president there was a policy that would grant them temporary protection after the earthquake of 2010. This protection is scheduled to end in january 2018 (http://montreal.ctvnews.ca). Asylum seekers get in through the borders by getting arrested. “We stop them, we arrest them, we check them and we pass them to our colleague at the CBSA(Canada Border Services Agency)” says Dan Spector from Global News.

As the most welcoming country in the world stated by The Gouvernement du Canada (http://www.cic.gc.ca) our responsibility is to provide the  refugees a temporary and permanent place to live and also assessing their needs for the first four to six weeks after getting into Canada (http://www.cic.gc.ca). A spokesperson for the Quebec’s employment minister says “ The minimum monthly payment will be of 623.00$” (www.thestar.com). For now the refugees are being brought by bus to the Olympic Stadium after getting stopped and processed where they will be housed as stated by Dan Spector from Global News.

Letting asylum seekers into our country is a good thing because we welcome people in need and people who contribute to our economy and society but on the other hand we also have the responsibility to make sure that the needs of the people in our country are being met.

 

 

Comments

First, I'd like to congratulate you for making this issue much clearer for the people who, like me, haven’t closely followed the issue. I also have to say I totally agree with your opinion on the subject. It is right to say that welcoming asylum seekers in Canada is a good thing for our country’s economy, society, and culture. Yet, we must remain conscious about the responsibility we have that is to actually help these people. Welcoming too much new asylum seekers might result in a problem rather than an added value to the Canadian society if we are unable to offer the quality of life they are seeking. Your news summary actually grew my interest for the subject, so I began searching on my side about it and found two interesting articles that were published more recently. The two articles, both published on CTV News Montreal, really are updates about the situation. The first article announces that heated trailers will be parked at the Lacolle Border to ensure a warm welcome for incoming asylum seekers this winter. This measure is being implemented even though the number of asylum seekers has decreased since it peaked in august. As for the second article, this one informs us that the olympic stadium’s use as a shelter for asylum seekers came to an end on Tuesday, September 5. The decision was taken considering the decreasing number of new asylum seekers arriving to Canada over the past week. Same outcome for a shelter that will be closing shortly in Boucherville as increasingly more asylum seekers are going through the process of obtaining the status of refugee. We see that the situation is being taken care of by government officials. I found these two news articles to strengthen your article since they are updates on the issue as it unfolds.

What’s more, we can have confidence in the reliability of information as both articles are signed CTV Montreal, meaning that the entirety of the CTV News team approves this information. Two important government organizations, the “Canada Border Services Agency” and the CIUSSS are both collaborating in the article which enforces the credibility and reliability of CTV. Lets take a look at CTV as a whole now, its reputation is long-made as an important player in nation-wide information broadcasting. The platform’s first aim is to inform its followers rather than influencing them to think, articles are unbiased and CTV takes responsibility of signing them. For the reasons aforementioned, I truly consider CTV Montreal as a reliable source of information.

About the author

Hello fellow reader,I'm Sarah and I am a first year student at Champlain College in Saint-Lambert. There are a lot of things that I am passionate about and that I will be blogging about! There are many subjects that deffinitly deserve to be shared,deffended and adressed.