Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Immigration or another government representative.
The death last week of a woman who was trying to enter the U.S. revealed an illegal immigrant smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S. Worse, according to a U.S. border patrol official, this kind of activity has been on the rise since 1994. Yet the RCMP assures us that they have no information to this effect and no investigation is under way. In a word, there is no problem, according to the RCMP.
Is the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration aware of this illegal immigrant smuggling via Akwesasne and did she ask her colleague, the solicitor general, to investigate, since the RCMP are obviously ignoring the problem?