Concrete solutions to the effects of mass migration

Concrete solutions to the effects of mass migration

Prime Minister François Legault wrote a letter to Justin Trudeau yesterday asking for help amid the massive immigration Quebec is experiencing. He also calls on him to reduce this immigration.

Immigrant numbers have reportedly reached “breaking point.” According to him, Quebec receives three times more asylum seekers per capita than any other region in the rest of Canada. The situation would have become “untenable”.

Breaking point exceeded

We must welcome this initiative from Mr Legault. However, does he really believe that Justin Trudeau will do something to reduce the number of asylum seekers and immigrants in Quebec? Does he really believe that the situation has not yet passed the breaking point?

And above all: What does he actually want to do to improve the situation?

The excesses in the housing sector, but also in schools and hospitals, indicate that the situation has long since passed the breaking point, which François Legault cannot say because he cannot be accused of reacting too slowly.

As things stand, there is no reason to believe that the situation will improve. There is even a risk that things will get worse in the coming years.

What to do?

Let's start with a first problem, that of the increase in homeless people in cities. The help of various community organizations that do admirable work is no longer enough. Worse, the continued functioning of community organizations dedicated to homeless people of all types ultimately encourages the arrival of new immigrants. And yet no one wants to let these people down.

Some measures could significantly improve the situation, even if this would lead to legal controversy. But extraordinary problems require extraordinary measures.

First, we need to reopen the psychiatric hospitals and house the poor patients who should be there instead of wandering the streets. Under the pretext of savings and the dignity of these patients, the authorities have retreated from their fundamental responsibility towards them. They caused them unnecessary and inhumane suffering. Furthermore, they contributed to the decline of entire commercial streets.

It was then necessary to send back to their villages the itinerant Aborigines who had often arrived in southern towns for treatment and never left. This time it is the indigenous authorities who are to blame, as they are only too happy to get rid of these serious cases.

Finally, we must fight ruthlessly against homelessness, which can no longer be seen as a right or a legitimate way of life. Without shelter, we will soon have no choice but to house these people in detoxification and education camps.

Next Thursday I will propose simple, concrete and new solutions to curb illegal immigration and refugees and make it more bearable. By then you will definitely have solutions ready.

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