It was the Prime Minister of Canada making a grand statement who was responsible. On hearing of the American President and his determination re illegals, he said it was open doors to "refugees".
FWIW. This hard working class community of Emerson, Manitoba is about 700 folks. They were blind sided by the do good, diversity advocates of the Canadian news media. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation set up "chance encounters" with some poor half frozen person in the snow. This just from the American border.
No help from the Canadian Government yet. The big city of Winnipeg giving some aid. The Mayor and his aide, the Reeve of Emerson have held emergency meetings. They are absolutely overwhelmed and all accommodations filled. These ordinary folks just got swamped. Minding their own business and now this. The press walks away, caring nothing for the aftermath.
I hope you will excuse this rant. I just had to inform our Freeper friends just how it is.