WINNIPEG – A local conservative MP is calling on Ottawa to be more transparent about illegal migrants.
Provencher MP Ted Falk points out the government’s website is quiet on how many people tried to get to Canada in March.
This comes after regular updates during the first two months of the year.
“January and February, we were getting updates from the RCMP and CBSA,” Falk told 680 CJOB’s Geoff Currier. “We’ve been making the same inquiries from the same individuals, and they tell us that Ottawa has gagged them and that they are unable to provide us that information.”
Falk believes the number of illegal migrants trying to get in is rising, and says he’s seen it first hand.
“I came through the border two weeks ago on a Saturday night, and there were more than a dozen individuals at the Emerson port of entry, just waiting to be processed. And this was on a Saturday night. We know the numbers are increasing, and that’s something that they don’t want Canadians to know.”
Falk accuses the Liberals of being a “government of inaction” when it comes to dealing with illegal migrants.