Syrian refugee promise is political hubris

Now that he is prime minister, no doubt Justin Trudeau would love to fulfill all his campaign promises.

As Canada’s prime minister-in-waiting, Justin Trudeau reiterated his promise to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before the end of 2015.

Now that he is prime minister, no doubt he would love to fulfill all his campaign promises to highlight how different his Liberal government is. Hubris is admired in a boxer, but when the hubris of a politician is being underwritten by taxpayers, it’s a different matter.

The logistics of screening, transporting and accommodating 25,000 refugees, all within a two-month period, is mind-boggling and will be excessively expensive.

Trudeau criticized Stephen Harper when he demonstrated his military hubris by “whipping out our CF-18’s.” Apparently Trudeau sees no problem with whipping out the taxpayers’ cheque book to demonstrate his political hubris.

Memo to Justin: Get real. A budget doesn’t balance itself.

 

Lloyd Atkins

Surrey North Delta Leader

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