490 out of the 80,000 Tamils languishing in camps in Sri Lanka made it to Canada after three months at sea and here are the questions Rosemary Barton put to Toews, after an initial mention of possible terrorism :
Australia managed to turn back this boat, and in our case we weren't able to turn back this vessel. Why can't we not do that?So, Barton, were you attempting to trap Toews into hyperbole here or was this an example of The House Organ for Bigots, Racists, and Xenophobes?
Shouldn't we be able to turn back ships before they get into Canadian waters?
Are you not concerned that by welcoming this vessel ... possible terrorists ... into Canadian waters, you are sending the wrong message to deter criminals?
How confident are you that your intelligence on the people on this boat is accurate? What about these people jumping the queue?
Again, why not just keep the boats out of Canadian waters?
Up to 30,000 refugees are processed in Canada every year but by all means let's take this opportunity to go fucking apeshit about 490 Tamils arriving "illegally".
P.S. No tuberculosis says BC Health Authority.