Immigration critics press Liberals on costs, plan for asylum seekers

After hurling accusations of creating hysteria, crippling provinces and taking an ad-hoc approach to a crisis, MPs on the immigration committee agreed on Monday to hold special hearings on the influx of people illegally crossing the border to claim asylum in Canada.

Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel presented the motion for the summer sessions, insisting the Liberal government has failed to produce a comprehensive, costed plan. She accused the government of normalizing the trend of irregular border-crossers and wants to hold key ministers to account.