'We would like to see the evidence' - Macleans.ca

‘We would like to see the evidence’


Parliament doesn’t reconvene for another six weeks, but the Liberals are serving notice that they’d like the immigration committee to study cuts to health care for refugees.

Lamoureux said his party wants Kenney to produce evidence to support the policy decision and show that it was based on consultations or studies of some kind. “There was a great deal of suspicion that this was a decision that was made on the whim, that there was no real consultation, there was no real studies. We haven’t seen that and we would like to see the evidence,” he said at a news conference in Ottawa. “Good government policy is made when you have evidence-based policy decisions and we haven’t seen any evidence and we’re calling for the minister to provide that,” the critic said.

Yesterday, Marc Garneau posted a lengthy denunciation of Conservative immigration policy.

The doctors who protested in Hamilton earlier this month explain themselves here.


‘We would like to see the evidence’

  1. *Sigh* What “evidence” does he want to see that illegal refugee’s shouldn’t be getting better healthcare than Canadian taxpayers? I’m sure that they can dig up a Liberal economist who’ll explain that it’ll get taxpayers a bigger bang for their buck… but we’ll still have Canadian citizens who aren’t receiving the same coverage.

    It’s not a matter of Science, it’s a matter of what the government prioritizes: spending on healthcare for Canadians, or spending on healthcare for illegal immigrants…. no evidence required.

    • Fortunately, we don’t have to choose. We can have less spending on healthcare for Canadians _and_ less spending on healthcare for refugees during their first year in Canada.

      Seriously, do you know any Canadians who need insulin and can’t get it?

      • Do you know any illegal refugees who need insulin and can’t get it?

  2. No evidence was provided or studies undertaken when the provisions were introduced. Why does evidence and studies have to be provided to eliminate the provisions?

    If such evidence and studies existed, Lamoureaux would have tabled the evidence and studies the Liberals used to introduce the provisions now being eliminated.