Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PQ's Lisee Nuances Comment about Fence near Quebec-New York Border

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PQ's Lisee Nuances Comment about Fence near Quebec-New York Border

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PQ's Lisee nuances comment about border fence

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QUEBEC - Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee nuanced a comment made earlier Wednesday that he wants a fence built near a Quebec-New York border crossing popular with asylum seekers.

Lisee told reporters before a PQ caucus meeting the fence should go up at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, near the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle crossing.

"We have the best known irregular road in the world," Lisee said.

"We have several good fence builders in Quebec, so we're spoiled for choice."

The PQ leader said asylum seekers have the right to turn up at the border but should do so at regular crossings in British Columbia, Ontario or New Brunswick so they are treated "humanely" and are more evenly distributed across the country.

When asked who would pay for the fence, Lisee replied, "the Mexicans. …

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