Mr. Speaker, under the previous Liberal government, contrary to what the Prime Minister has just said, the queue for refugee claimants had been effectively reduced to zero.
Under the Conservative government, the backlog has ballooned to nearly 60,000 and it is said to be heading to 100,000 by 2012.
The chairman of the Immigration and Refugee Board says that it is the largest backlog in its history.
This is not just a bad record, it begs a simple question. What does the government have against refugees?