This article takes stock of the first term of Justin Trudeau’s government on its management of immigration. Two strong moments are analyzed, namely the reception of Syrian refugees in 2015-2016 and irregular arrivals at the Canada-US border from 2017. At the start of its mandate, by displaying an optimistic and compassionate speech, the Liberal government will stand out from the Harper years. This ambition will be a success with the Syrian operation but more difficult to achieve in the face of irregular border crossings due to strong media and political pressure, but also to the evolution of the Canadian immigration regime.
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|