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Ottawa “very concerned” by the presence of criminal groups at the border

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Dominic LeBlanc, the Minister of Public Security, ensures that he is working with the States -United to fight organized criminal groups at the border. (Archive photo)

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“We will never accept that the cartels take control of the borders,” Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Tuesday in the House of Commons.

The latter stressed that he “completely agrees” with the Bloc Québécois which, since the resumption of parliamentary work at the beginning of the week, has denounced human trafficking at the Canadian-American border.

We take this threat very seriously.

A quote from Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety

As revealed by Investigation, organized criminal groups, including Mexican cartels, are now fully involved, in Quebec, in clandestine crossings, which have clearly increased towards the United States in recent months.

It's very serious, proclaimed Bloc MP Rhéal Fortin. The federal government cannot let criminal groups exploit migrants.

[Ottawa] cannot leave these people at risk of imprisonment in Canada and the United States, added the elected representative of Lac-Saint-Jean, Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe.

Vulnerable people travel to Canada based on lies, get robbed and arrested.< /p>A quote from Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, Bloc Québécois MP

Last week, Quebec denounced this situation. Someone will have to wake up in Ottawa, said François Legault’s office.

The Bloc Québécois also deplored on Tuesday the arrival in Quebec of a South American criminal network, specializing in residential thefts luxurious.

The latter in particular obtain false Mexican passports, in order to arrive more easily in Canada, since Mexican nationals no longer need a visa since the end of 2016.< /p>

In response, Minister LeBlanc said he had “full confidence in the work” of border agents and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to “fight against organized crime.”

He also assured that he had discussions with his Quebec counterpart, François Bonnardel.

“The Prime Minister [Justin Trudeau] raised the issues of irregular migration with the president of Mexico,” he added, referring to the trip of Justin Trudeau in California last week for an international economic meeting.

Other “discussions” are currently underway, he said. -he specified, between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, and “her counterparts in the United States and Mexico”.

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