Over 5,500 asylum seekers crossed Quebec border illegally in August

Quebec bore the brunt of a major upswing in irregular border crossings during the month of August, new numbers have confirmed, with 5,530 people intercepted by the RCMP as they attempted to enter Canada via that province.

That number represents a full 42 per cent of the total number of irregular crossings across Canada since the start of the year, and 90 per cent of all the crossings recorded across Canada in August.

Quebec’s total for the previous month, July, had been just under 3,000 crossings.

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  • Liberal Progressive

    Justin figures we need another 100,000 refugees on top of the declared number of planned refugees and immigrants in time for the 2019 election to ensure all future governments will be permanent Liberal majorities.

    It’s absolutely necessary to make sure we never get another Stephen Harper!

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      You mean Hitler?

      • ontario john

        Harper is the old Hitler. Scheer is the new Hitler. Although Trudeau still blames Harper for everything.

  • mauser 98
  • Election in 2019.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but what makes you think the result will be any different than last time.
      Any conservative candidate will be pilloried as “Hitler” and I don’t think the average Canadian hates their own media enough to utterly ignore them yet.
      I think you might have ‘Boy Wonder’ until 2024.
      I really hope I’m wrong and you do somehow get your own Maple Fuhrer, but that’s like trying to draw on an inside straight.

      • Well, it’s going to be much worse now that Trudeau will give blanket amnesty to the migrants coming in.

      • Reader

        Trudeau will ramp up the money printing presses and borrow even more to buy off target groups for 2019.

        Whether enough people will be seriously hurting from the recession that should have started by then is doubtful, so I suspect you are correct that it will be 2023 before he is turfed and another government has to fix up all the debacles and debt he has run up.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Quebec could use the cultural enrichment.
    I can’t wait to see what a bunch of illiterate room-temperature IQ migrants do with the sanctified French language.
    Gofukkyoursev, mon frere!

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      The trouble is there is no guarantee they will stay in Quebec and out of the rest of Canada.

      • John Boy

        The Haitians will probably stay in Montreal and the rest will go to Bramladesh and what’s left of Toronto.

  • ontario john

    And of course the media remains loyal to the Liberal Party, by ignoring the story and concentrating on how wonderful Trudeau is. The CBC has been running its standard muslim refugees are wonderful stories every night.

    • Reader

      The CBC has gotten more money out of Trudeau and much of the rest of the media is lobbying for government handouts so of course they are going to promote the boy handing out the cash.

  • Oracle9

    I wonder when we will return to having leadership with respect for the rule of law, let alone with concern for Canadians.

  • newz

    It is not an “irregular” crossing it is an illegal crossing. Why can’t the government and the media tell the truth?

  • ismiselemeas

    I’ve been trying to scam the system here for 20 years and have failed completely. What is it that these people know and how did they get the information? It’s not like you Google “how to completely scam the Canadian immigration system and get rich doing it” and get answers. I want to know where they got their information from.