The Leader of the Opposition says it’s a really bad idea to “deprive” refugee claimants of the kind of health benefits most Canadians don’t get (e.g. free eye care, free dental care, free prescription drugs). Now to be clear, refugee claimants will receive medical treatment if they really need it or if they present a condition that might pose a threat to public safety.
“It’s scandalous behaviour,” NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said Wednesday. “To start saying that you’re going to deprive them of something as fundamental as health care is an indication that there is something very wrong with the values of the Conservatives.”
Read the story for yourself and decide whether you agree with the Opposition.