60% of Canadians disagree with Syrian migrant Liberal plan, Minister of Immigration pretends to not hear
WATCH: Opinions are mixed when it comes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promises to end Canada’s role in airstrikes on ISIS and to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada. A new Ipsos poll for Global News looks at what Canadians think of the plans. Eric Sorensen has the numbers.
One week after the devastating terror attacks in Paris, a new Ipsos poll shows a majority of Canadians disagree with the Liberal government’s plan to resettle 25,000 refugees by the end of the year.
The Ipsos poll, conducted exclusively for Global News, found that 60 per cent of Canadians disagree with Justin Trudeau’s election promise to relocate 25,000 people displaced largely due to the conflict in Syria.
Opposition is highest in Alberta with 70 per cent and lowest in Ontario with 56 per cent.
The major concern among those who oppose the Liberal’s refugee plan is security and the fear that appropriate security checks will be limited in order to hit Trudeau’s timeline.
“There’s a sense that the speed with which this is taking place will be at the expense of the security of Canadians,” said Darrell Bricker, president of Ipsos. “There is a serious concern that there are potential terrorists posing as refugees.”
The poll found 67 per cent of Canadians believe terrorists pretending to be refugees could enter our borders. A separate Ipsos poll conducted in both the United States and the United Kingdom found this number jumps to 81 per cent, fuelling debate in the U.S. to halt refugee resettlement programs.