Andrew Scheer on UN Migration Agreement, Quebec’s Immigration Plan

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Andrew Scheer on UN Migration Agreement, Quebec’s Immigration Plan

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill about his opposition to the UN Global Compact on Migration, a controversial initiative that regulates the treatment of migrants and aims to ensure universal human rights. He will introduce a motion in the House of Commons tomorrow calling on the government to reverse its decision to sign onto the agreement. Scheer argues the compact could give foreign entities influence over Canada’s immigration system.

He is also asked about Quebec Premier François Legault’s proposal to reduce the number of immigrants coming into the province to 40,000 a year, the upcoming meeting of first ministers and the Conservative party’s byelection victory in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. The Ontario riding became vacant when long-time Conservative MP Gord Brown died earlier this year. (December 4, 2018) (no interpretation)