Hon. Bill Blair (Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, from the outset, we have been very clear that our government is committed to a fair and compassionate system which does, in fact, provide protection to those who need it while ensuring the safety all Canadians. We have achieved an extraordinary reduction in the number of people who have been crossing our borders irregularly as a direct result of our work with the United States and our other partners right across Canada and around the world.
We will continue to work hard for Canadians to ensure our system remains fair and safe.
Subtopic: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship