EDITORIAL: Canada needs to get own refugee house in order

A family, claiming to be from Colombia, is arrested by RCMP officers as they cross the border into Canada from the United States as asylum seekers on April 18, 2018 near Champlain, N.Y.Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

When it comes to Canada’s border woes, the last thing we need is to sign onto a United Nations deal that will only further complicate our current mess.

Yet that’s just what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to do later this month in Morocco when he signs on to something called the UN Global Compact on Migration.

It’s an international agreement that will see countries cooperate to deal with the movement of migrants around the world.

We are, to put it mildly, skeptical of deals like this. The UN Human Rights Council seems to do more to shield human rights abuses than it does solve problems. And all the Paris climate deal has given Canada so far is the unpopular carbon tax.

EDITORIAL: Canada needs to get own refugee house in order

 

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