ORANGEVILLE, ON – Kyle Seeback, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, was named Deputy Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, as part of the Conservative Shadow Cabinet for the first session of the 43rd Parliament on December 20, 2019.
“I look forward to tackling this important portfolio together with my colleague, the Honourable Peter Kent (Shadow Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) on behalf of all Canadians,” said Mr. Seeback. “The current Liberal government’s lack of leadership on this portfolio over the last four years has been very disappointing. We, the Official Opposition, will continue to hold Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship accountable for their failures, including their disastrous handling of people illegally entering Canada from the United States and the escalating costs associated with that immigration flow.”
The 43rd Parliament is set to resume on January 27, 2020. Mr. Seeback will also sit on the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. This committee studies issues and matters related to Canadian citizenship and immigration referred to it by the House of Commons, which may include bills, estimates, or order-in-council appointments.
“Citizenship and immigration, without a doubt, is the single largest file I’m contacted about in my offices,” said Mr. Seeback. “During the election and the weeks since I’ve become the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, I’ve repeatedly heard how the current immigration system is broken, from baseless refusals for visitor visas to delayed processing of study permit applications. The concerns raised by my constituents are shared across the country and highlight the need for an improved immigration system which is fair, compassionate, and orderly, while also maintaining Canada’s international reputation as a welcoming country for those who are the most vulnerable. I’m dedicated to working with my colleagues to make these much-needed improvements to the system for both my constituents and for all Canadians.”