Federal Tories against signing on to U.N. migration agreement

Federal Conservatives are opposing Canada signing on to a United Nations agreement on migration.

They say it would be tantamount to erasing Canada's borders.

But the Liberals say Conservatives are simply trying to court voters who believed conspiracy theories about the UN agreement fuelled by the alt-right-style online news outlet Rebel Media.

The Global Compact on Migration is set to become the first, inter-governmentally negotiated agreement under the UN to cover all dimensions of international migration.

It is aimed at improving co-operation between countries and will be signed by multiple countries next week in Morocco, including Canada.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer strongly opposes the agreement, arguing it would give foreign entities influence over Canada's immigration system.

But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Scheer of using ``Rebel Media talking points.''

Rebel Media had been heavily criticized for sympathetic coverage of white supremacists at a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, until it changed editorial direction.