When it comes to refugee policy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has two stances: one on Twitter, and the other on paper.
Nowhere is that more clear than in Emerson, Manitoba, a small border town with a population of 700 people, that has made its way to international headlines due to the sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers entering Canada near the border crossing. In 2017 alone, at least 190 people, have made the decision to take this dangerous journey and cross into Canada to claim asylum. Between April and December of 2016, 410 immigrants made the crossing. And while there has been an outpouring of support for refugees from Manitobans over the last few months, there have also been many who have called on authorities to implement stricter regulations at border crossings in order to slow down the influx of asylum seekers.