A National Post story on the possibility that Canada would welcome Australian “asylum-seekers” quotes UBC political science professor emeritus Colin Campbell.
“Australians are bloody pig-headed and just impossible in the area of refugees,” Campbell said. “They would build a wall around the continent if they could. This is part of the history of Australia, it just makes you want to retch. This whole state was started as a penal colony. It’s been exclusive ever since.”
The article states that Papua New Guinea and the island nation of Nauru, Australia has diverted and detained over 1,200 sea-borne migrants.