Thursday, June 8, 2023

Agreement on Roxham Road: Quebec was not consulted, the opposition deplores Block of Roxham Road

We are amazed that the agreement was signed almost a year ago and the Quebec government was not consulted. [mais aussi] The leader of the Parti Québécois was not informed of the agreement. Paul St-Pierre Plamondon reported recent revelations that the deal was signed by Ottawa on March 29, 2022 and Washington on April 15, 2022.

“The CAQ may try, as it did on Friday, to boast and appropriate the merits of this decision, the fact is that the CAQ was not in the game and still does not live.”

— The opinions of Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the Parti Québécois

According to the PQ leader, the lack of consideration testifies to the absence of balance between Quebec and Ottawa in public affairs.

The same story from the side of solidaire Quebec. This is one of the fundamental reasons why our Quebec requires independence, said the party’s co-speaker Manon Massé. He may be the actor whose voice is needed in these times.

The leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, meanwhile, Marc Tanguay, said he was surprised it took so long before the federal government revealed the existence of the deal. The declaration was discussed and pretended that the agreement had been signed.

We would like to know why they waited a year, he said. Does it help the cause? I disagree about this. ‘Cause I saw ten thousand of us [de personnes] will arrive in disorder. It created problems for everyone, but first and foremost; [pour] who have gone through this process.

“Yes, it is a problem. »

– Quote from Marc Tanguay, interim leader of the Quebec Liberal Party

The CAQ Minister responsible for Canadian Relations, Jean-Francois Roberge, for his part described the criticism of the Parti Québécois as pathetic. He felt it was his party’s duty to turn the heat on the federal government.

A dramatic agreement, according to solidaire Quebec

Guillaume Cliche-Rivard, an immigration lawyer and recently sworn-in member of Solidaire Quebec, took his arrival in the National Assembly on Tuesday to strongly criticize the agreement on Roxham Road.

On a human level, it’s very, very, very dramatic, he said. NGOs, especially TCRI [Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes]He spoke of human calamity. Well chosen words I think.

According to this supporting MP, this agreement will only change the situation, creating more and more irregular crossings on the Canada-US border, to the detriment of the health of migrants.

“People by the hundreds of mini go through the streets of Roxham, in dangerous, dangerous” […]and all this for the benefit of the sealers, who are more and more involved in more and more places. »

– Words from Guillaume Cliche-Rivard, MNA for Quebec solidaire

Mr. Cliche-Rivard asks his party to instead opt for the abolition of the treaty between Canada and the United States of America on a safe third country, which, in his opinion, would have allowed for a more equitable sharing of duties for immigrants to be hosted by Canadians. provinces

PQ wants to remove the title far right

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who had been calling for the closure of Roxham Road for several weeks, also complained about the epithets that the radical left wing has attached to this position.

In this debate, we have tried to “extremely right” people who believe that borders are a normal element of democracy and social democracy, he argued.

But the leader of the Parti Québécois refused to define who he was referring to when he referred to people on the radical left.

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