Conservatives are not saying whether they are talking about immigration and border on the federal campaign trail today, but leader Andrew Scheer is gathering reporters for a field trip that begins just a few kilometers from the Quebec site, where thousands of irregular migrants crossed to Canada.
His election tour takes him to Hemmingford, Que., On the US border, where Roxham Road on the Canadian side is separated from a road on the American side by just a few meters.
The federal government says nearly 50,000 people have entered Canada there in the last two years, most of them intending to seek asylum when on Canadian soil.
A peculiarity of the law would take them back to the United States if they tried to make a complaint in an official passage.
Conservatives have argued that Justin Trudeau's liberals should stop the crossings, although without strengthening the border it is unclear how this could be done.
Meanwhile, Trudeau has a morning campaign parade in Markham, northeastern Toronto, where liberals are trying to hold several seats in the suburbs, and new Democratic leader Jagmeet Singh is talking to a convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Montreal.
Green Leader Elizabeth May is also in Montreal, with a busy schedule that makes her announce the advancement of Quebec culture and the promotion of popular housing alongside Green Deputy Leader Daniel Green.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 9, 2019.