Trudeau is Pretending Like Child Separation Doesn’t Happen in Canada - It Does

Caleb Tolin | June 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chimed in on Trump’s child separation "policy" saying, “What’s going on in the United States is wrong. I can’t imagine what families living through this are enduring.”

He continued, “This is not the way we do things in Canada.”

But that really isn’t the whole truth now is it, Mr. Trudeau?

According to the CBC, in 2017, 151 children were taken into Canadian immigration holding centers with their families. In these centers, asylum-seeking parents weren’t always granted the right to see their children.

About 11 children were separated from their families and parents could not reach their kids.

And these facilities where the kids were held are less than desirable. The CBC says they “resemble medium-security prisons."

"They are surrounded by razor-wire fences and kept under surveillance by guards,” the news outlet reports. 

A study in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry citing these Canadian holding centers expressed concern for the wellbeing of the children detained. “Sometimes children would not have interactions with other children for weeks (if there were no other families detained with them) and that children would be idle, sleeping or lying on the couches for long periods during the day,” the study says.

In some cases, asylum seekers are stuck in these detention centers for years while they wait for their trials to proceed.

But no, PM Trudeau, keep sending your virtue signals while you’re scraping to maintain your moral high ground.

(Cover Photo: Flickr - Steve Jurvetson)