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Published on Mar 29, 2011
Here is a 2011 Conservative Party of Canada campaign ad that has only been broadcast in Quebec and in French. It insinuates that illegal immigrants escaping persecution, war and deplorable conditions in their own countries are somehow taking advantage of Canadian kindness and generosity. It also reveals a troubling xenophobic and paranoid undercurrent to the Conservative campaign. Here's the ad they didn't feel the rest of Canada should see. Might it be because they didn't want to alienate their large immigrant voting base in the rest of the nation?
Here's an article from the Globe and Mail that suggests an alternative and rational solution to the problem of human smuggling: