By Andrew Coyne, Montreal Gazette, April 12, 2019
The refugees that made such useful props for Trudeau in the last election have become an obstacle to his chances in the next. So, over the side they go
Naturally, they put it in an omnibus bill.
Buried deep inside the 392 pages of Bill C-97, the budget implementation bill, is a package of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that would turn decades of Canadian refugee policy on its head.
The changes would disqualify from consideration refugee claimants who had previously made claims in “a country other than Canada.” (Also ineligible: those whose claims had already been rejected in Canada, or who had been granted refugee protection elsewhere.) What is more, this would apply even to…