To end the Roxham Road

We've been talking about Roxham Road for a few years now.

To end the Roxham Road

We've been talking about Roxham Road for a few years now.

At the very beginning, its existence seemed improbable to us: was it not simply possible to close this path at the border?

Then the phenomenon amplified, in large part because of Justin Trudeau, who sent a message to the whole world, saying that Canada would welcome migrants entering its country without asking permission. It was his way of practicing anti-Trumpism.

The word has spread: you can enter Canada easily and, on top of that, be taken care of by the authorities. As if the federal state was finally organizing this migration to the border.


That it is illegal immigration does not bother him too much: the ideological jurists of the regime have thought to circumvent the problem by renaming it “irregular immigration”. They even have the nerve to explain that illegal immigration does not exist.

We are obviously presented with those who force our borders as refugees. In fact, we are witnessing a historic misappropriation of the right to asylum which has become a migration channel in its own right. It is not exclusive to Canada and Quebec, let's agree.

Today, the Roxham network is overflowing, and Justin Trudeau is not about to close it.

Because it is in Quebec? Certainly. It is in Quebec that the social effects of this migration, which is added to others, are felt: we see it with the housing crisis as well as with the overflow of schools. Quebec foots the bill.

Perhaps also, as we are beginning to understand, because the illegal immigration industry serves the interests of friends of the Liberal Party. Paul St-Pierre Plamondon is right to see the seeds of the next sponsorship scandal. This industry is also flourishing south of the border and has an international dimension.

Perhaps finally because Justin Trudeau is too happy to have with this path the opportunity to stage his pseudo-humanitarian generosity.

Unless Ottawa really believes in the legal prohibition to close the border at this point, which would only be one confirmation among others of the power of the government of judges and a distorted conception of the law.

Normally, Quebec, which suffers from this disorder, should simply close this road.

Except that the borders do not come under provincial jurisdiction. This is the exclusive domain of Ottawa. There is a price to pay for being just a province.


We then witness powerless this push which is not about to stop. We seek to manage the consequences of a policy decided by Ottawa.

Unsurprisingly, the commentariat seeks to cast as rednecks, racists and right-wing extremists those who do not consent to this daily violation of the border.

As if it were even scandalous to worry about it, and even more so to be indignant about it.

We will see another denial of democracy. They are not missing.