UN migration compact cause for concern – yet Canada stands firm by Anthony Furey


Few Canadians will have heard about something called the UN Global Compact for Migration. But they should expect to hear more about it soon, as more countries drop out of the deal and calls emerge for Canada to do the same. It's all about working together to, as they put it, "enhance international, regional and cross-regional border management cooperation." The problem is borders are not international or regional. They're national. And it's this point that is driving countries to back out.

There are many who do believe that borders should be flung open for migrants simply because they've come knocking. As my colleague Lorne Gunter explained in a recent column, there is a huge difference between legal and illegal immigration. But for advocates of open borders, if you simply mention this basic fact, they'll call you names.