Barbara Kay: Don’t ever question mass immigration or you’ll be instantly racist

Barbara Kay: Don’t ever question mass immigration or you’ll be instantly racist

The PM is perceived by many as lacking the ability (or desire) to distinguish between immigrants, migrants and refugees

A family from Haiti approaches an RCMP tent on the border in St. Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., to enter Canada illegally on Aug. 7, 2017.Charles Krupa/AP

Immigration is likely to be the hot-button issue in the next federal election.

The National Post has run a series of editorials noting that our legal immigration channels work well, but the issue of border migration is eroding public confidence in immigration.

One can understand why. Because of his Kumbaya, “post-nationalist” susceptibility to the blandishments of one-worldist ideals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is perceived by many Canadians as lacking the ability (or even the desire) to maintain bright lines among the very separate categories of immigrants, refugees and migrants. Refugees and migrants are big topics, to be sure, but immigration is, policy-wise, the big enchilada.

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Barbara Kay: Don’t ever question mass immigration or you’ll be instantly racist

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