The question of what to do about members of the so-called Islamic State who try to return to Canada became a heated debate throughout November.
Conservatives are adamant the plan puts Canadians at risk, but Liberals maintains their approach takes public safety into account.
“They are suspected of participating in those activities, but there really is no concrete evidence to convict them. My understanding is that the best way to deal with suspected terrorists is to put them through this reintegration program,” said Member of Parliament for London North Centre, Peter Fragiskatos.
“If we can prove in a court of law that these people are in fact terrorists, make no mistake, they will be put to trial,” he said.
During a fiery exchange on Tuesday November 28th, Prime Minister Trudeau accused the opposition of being the party of “fear mongering,” who are trying to scare Canadians of Islamic beliefs.
Speaking with Karen Vecchio, M.P. for Elgin – Middlesex – London, she addressed these claims and labeled them false.
“I have Muslims coming to me who fear for their lives. It’s not about being Islamophobic, this is about the safety of our Canadians,” she said.
Vecchio adds that in order for a proper plan to be developed, the divisiveness between both parties must end.
“Until the bickering and name calling comes to an end, we won’t be able to truly create a plan that best suits Canadians.”