Mr. Speaker, Canada is a nation of immigrants, with a proud tradition of welcoming refugees. In fact, every year we welcome hundreds of thousands of immigrants from around the world.
Unfortunately, our immigration system has come under attack by human smugglers. Human smugglers are abusing our good will and our immigration system. This must stop.
Our Conservative government will take fair and reasonable action to prevent the abuse of our immigration system by human smugglers. Our government will send a clear message: Canada opens its doors to those who work hard and play by the rules, while cracking down on those who seek to take advantage of our generosity and abuse our fair and welcoming immigration system.