I often ponder “how will we grow as a community?” How do we include and welcome new faces and new people in our midst?
As a nation built largely on immigration, we have shown that we know how to do this. As a nation that welcomes close to 300,000 immigrants every year, we have to be mindful of their quality of life. My party, the Conservative Party, is eager to welcome and accommodate newcomers. We also know that this means preparing our host communities and providing services for those who have chosen to make Canada and Oakville their home.
The Conservative plan for welcoming new Canadians is built with dignity, compassion, and respect. This includes the need to put an end to discriminatory practices and recognizing the value newcomers add to our national life.
Skilled immigrants have often struggled to find work in their fields of expertise. Many possess a skill set that we need to help Canada grow and thrive; yet, too often they have been compelled to take low-paying unskilled jobs because their experience is not adequately recognized here.
Those who have chosen to come to Canada deserve a plan that provides clarity and a process that treats them with dignity, compassion, and respect. But the Liberal government record, when it comes to immigration, is one of mismanagement, year’s-long backlogs, and failure.
The Liberals have failed to effectively manage the immigration system during the pandemic. Their failure to put forward a coherent plan to ensure a fair, orderly, and compassionate immigration process during this pandemic has real consequences for those hoping to call Canada home.
We have heard from countless families affected by this Liberal government’s poor management of this file, and as Conservatives, we have responded with a comprehensive plan that works for both newcomers and communities like Oakville.
Erin O’Toole announced the Conservative plan to strengthen credential recognition for newcomers and advance human rights around the world. Helping newcomers maximize their success by allowing them to work in their field of knowledge and expertise is good for Canada and our economy.
An O’Toole government will stand up for fundamental human rights and align itself with the hopes and aspirations of everyday people, wherever they live. These policies will mark a sharp transition from the Liberal era of cozying up to dictators and tolerating horrific violence against the world’s most vulnerable.
Our policy makes it clear that we aim to make life better for all people who live here in Oakville, or abroad. Our concern for quality of life extends from our doorsteps to prisons overseas.
As Conservatives, we aim to protect the rights of everyone — whether they are new arrivals in Oakville or persecuted citizens abroad. You have my word, I will pursue this as your MP in Ottawa.
Secure the future, help elect Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives and get Canada’s economy back on track.