Paul Fromm on Two Betrayals: Bill C-51 and Stephen Harper “We’re A Pro-Immigration Gov’t”

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ANOTHER FILIPINO SCAM

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ANOTHER FILIPINO SCAM

 

This is what the loophole-riddled Temporary Foreign Workers’ Programme leads to.  Notice in this Toronto Star (May 5, 2015) article that scamster Imelda “Mel” (how delightfully informal) Fronda Saluma, now under arrest, bilked more than $2.3-million from 600 or more fellow Filipinos. Among the phony jobs she pledged to secure for them were “jobs at McDonald’s, Holiday Inn, Pizza Hut and Tim Hortons.”

 

With all the caterwauling about “racism” surrounding any criticism of Canada’s lax immigration programmes, note the Fronda Saluma, I mean “Mel”‘s victims were her own Filipino people. She even scoured other nations for gullible Filipinos who would pay her  for phony “services. ” TheToronto Star reports:  “People living in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United Kingdom were all allegedly drawn in, said Det. Erwin Mendoza. Some were already living in Canada and were allegedly promised visa extensions or permanent residency.”

 

According to the Toronto Star, ” They came from all around the world and shared the same dream: securing a job in Canada, becoming a permanent resident and ultimately reuniting with their families.

The $5,000 price tag was hefty: $1,500 for the job match, $2,000 for an employment contract and a positive government labour market opinion, and a final installment of $1,500 when the work visa was issued. Word of mouth in the close-knit Filipino community guided people to Imelda “Mel” Fronda Saluma, who was trusted because she was Filipino like them.

Police allege hundreds were then stranded around the world without papers or money. Others were rejected by Immigration Canada and prohibited from reapplying for two years. On Tuesday, Toronto police accused Saluma, 46, of being behind a massive scam that bilked more than $2.3 million from 600 prospective Filipino immigrants. The mother of four was charged in February and had more fraud-related offences added last week. She now faces 73 charges involving allegedly selling forged employment documents to foreigners so they could apply to come to Canada as temporary foreign workers. …

.Saluma ran GoWest Jobs International on Finch Ave. W., just east of Keele St. with a sole staffer: Rose Fabe Walters, a.k.a. Rosemarie Walters. According to one victim’s allegations, clients were convinced of GoWest’s legitimacy by the happy smiles they saw on Facebook of Filipino workers the agency claimed to have brought to Canada in 2012 to pick green peppers on a Cambridge farm.

Agnes Aquino said she is out $24,500, money she claimed she paid Saluma and Walters to bring her brother and other relatives to Canada in August 2012. ‘Even though we always had to pay in cash, we didn’t suspect anything. We all came from the Philippines. We had this blind faith and trusted they also wanted to help others to come here,’ said Aquino, who came to Canada in 2001 as a live-in caregiver.’I was trying to help my relatives. They remitted me the money and I paid Rose (Walters). My relatives are angry at me and blame it on me. I don’t trust anyone anymore, even when I really want to help.’

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Angry clients flocked to an online forum where recruiters who had never met each other began to realize the sheer size of the alleged scam. Aquino says she and nine other agents took their client lists and paperwork to Toronto Police last October.

The current GoWest investigation goes back only to July 1, 2012. Police believe Saluma may have been operating under a different corporate name before that date, but haven’t received any complaints from that time period. People living in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United Kingdom were all allegedly drawn in, said Det. Erwin Mendoza. Some were already living in Canada and were allegedly promised visa extensions or permanent residency. …  Rose Grey, a singer from Windsor who says she recruited clients for Saluma from her home province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines, says four of the approximately 100 people she assisted have actually made it into Canada. Grey alleges Saluma provided her with documents promising immigrants jobs at McDonald’s, Holiday Inn, Pizza Hut and Tim Hortons, and paid her a $150 commission per person.

‘She convinced me and I convinced my people,’ she said. Grey, who complained to police and has not been charged, says she never saw any original documents, only passed along photocopies or scanned attachments by email. ‘She would have an LMO (labour market opinion) for 50 people and then sell it to 300 or 500 people,” she alleged. “When we were all in the (police) precinct, we all had the same documents.”

 
As a dodge to let foreigners who knowingly pay smugglers or scamsters to help them sneak into Canada, going back to Liberal Immigration Minister Elinor “I will not be a gatekeeper — Remember the St. Louis” Caplan (during the invasion of sex rusty boats from China full of illegals) the party line is that the illegals are somehow more victims than criminals, but the REAL villains are the people smugglers. On paper, the government has some tough rules in place” to wit, “The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) prohibits knowingly organizing the coming into Canada of one or more persons by means of abduction, fraud, deception, or use or threat of force or coercion (section 118). The offence is punishable by a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. The offence found in the IRPA is limited to transnational cases where a person is brought into Canada from somewhere else. The term “organize” includes recruitment, transportation, and after entry into Canada, receipt and harbouring. Section 117 Organizing entry into Canada prohibits providing advice and representation for a fee to all stages of an application or proceeding.”
Let’s hope the prosecution demands a long jail tern for Saluma and a $1-million fine. In reality, despite the huffing and puffing,. most smugglers get off very lightly.
Finally, for years, the Canada First Immigration Reform Committee has urged that the Chinese cannibal, Vincent Wei Guang Li, who, in 2008.  murdered and began to eat body parts of  Tim McLean,  be investigated for possible  immigration fraud. Remember, he gained entry to Canada on the strength of a job offer in computer programming near Vancouver. He never appears to have worked there. Instead, his sterling contribution to the Canadian economy were occasional jobs swinging a mop in a Winnipeg church, taking our  garbage for an Edmonton fast food joint and delivering newspapers for the Edmonton Sun. His English ability seemed dodgy. The Canadian taxpayers have spent millions of dollars providing  solicitous care for the cannibal who, according to the CBC (May 9, 2015) ” was given permission this week to move into a group home in the city with round-the-clock staff and a curfew.” If Li entered the country fraudulently, if his job offer was a fraud, he should be deported and stripped of his citizenship and become China’s problem.
 
Similarly with Imelda Saluma, we’d like to know her citizenship status. If she is not a citizen and is convicted, she should be deported. If she is a citizen, how she became one should be closely scrutinized and if there were, well a few, perhaps many, lies, that citizenship should be revoked and she should be deported.
 
Paul Fromm
Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE

 

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How Australia Deals With Red Chinese Money Making Sydney Housing Unaffordable for Australians

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How Australia Deals With Red Chinese Money Making Sydney Housing Unaffordable for Australians

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Sydney ranked third among least-affordable cities after Hong Kong and Vancouver, according to report

“Australia will jail foreigners who purchase homes illegally as the government seeks to slow a surge in house prices, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.”


Brad: Canada will pick you up at the airport, drive you to meet the realtor who marketed the property to you in Asia, and translate the purchase agreement into a language you can understand.

“The penalties will tighten scrutiny on overseas buyers at a time when record-low interest rates aredriving up Sydney property prices five times faster than wages.”


Brad: Same situation in Vancouver, regarding property prices increasing faster than wage increases. Our real estate boards, developers and realtors are all working in support of this trend.

“Overseas buyers are only allowed to purchase newly built homes in Australia and need the permission of the Foreign Investment Review Board”

Brad: In Canada, anything goes, in particular the corresponding result of the lack of affordability for low and middle income Canadians. As a result, these folks are being pushed out of their city and are replaced by rich foreigners and new arrivals.

“In Victoria state[Australia], foreigners buying houses will pay a new tax equivalent to 3 percent of the purchase price, the Age newspaper reported Saturday.

Brad: My goodness…there is a workable method to help deal with these issues. Perhaps if the BC Provincial government, along with our municipal politicians, were not so busy integrating China into Canada they might have a few moments to consider similiar initiatives.

Alice Wong, Richmond MP: salary paid by Canadian tax payers, working on behalf of the government of China. Her recent Vancouver-based celebration:


“The government[Australian] plans to introduce legislation on the measures later this year and ensure the changes are enacted on Dec. 1.”


Brad: The B.C. government plans to introduce a full Asian buffet at the 70th anniversary of the communist China celebration in Vancouver, occuring in the year 2020.
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Anthropophagy: “Vince” Wei Guang Li — The Chinese Cannibal Nows Walks Among Us

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“A day after finding the mangled and blackened flight data recorder from the Alps crash site in southeastern France, investigators said the box revealed that [German Wings co-pilot AndreasLubitz repeatedly accelerated the airliner to hasten its collision course with the mountain.  … The revelations came as top French psychiatrist Samuel Lepastier said it was highly likely Lubitz was suffering from schizophrenia given the strong medication he was on – notably Olanzapine, whose side effects can include ‘unusual changes in personality, thoughts or behaviour; hallucinations and suicidal tendencies.’”  (Telegraph, April 3, 2015)

Turns out cannibal-killer “Vince” Wei Guang Li is a fan of the antipsychotic drug: “My thinking is becoming normal.  I don’t think weird things.  I take my medication, Olanzapine, every day.  I am glad to take it.  I don’t have any weird voices anymore,’ Li said in 2012.”  (National Post, February 27, 2014)  Of course, Li’s biggest fan, his wildly admiring psychiatrist Steven Kremer, was pressing for greater liberties within months of the creature’s arrival at the secure wing of the Selkirk Manitoba institution, following the NCR [Not Criminally Responsible, the politically correct version of criminally insane] finding.  Another of Li’s admirers is Chris SummervilleCEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada: “Summerville, who is based in Winnipeg, has worked with Li.  He says the 46-year old has done well in care at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.  Li’s psychiatrist, Dr. Steven Kremer, told the review board recently that Li had not had hallucinations in over a year.  [A whole year!]  On Friday, the review board ruled Li could transfer to a psychiatric centre at a Winnipeg hospital and will be allowed unsupervised visits to the Manitoba capital as long as he carries a cellphone.  [Dr. Alexander Simpson, chief of forensic psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a University of Toronto teaching hospital, says] getting people with certain mental health conditions — schizophrenia among them — to religiously take their medication can be a problem.  But Simpson says people who have committed a serious crime while in the grips of psychosis are often so horrified by their actions that they are highly motivated to follow a mandated medical regimen.  ‘The fact that they’ve harmed somebody seriously or killed somebody and caused other people grave suffering is a thing they can feel immensely bad about and is then a motivator for changing one’s life.  And those are issues we work on with people very much.’”  (CBC, March 2, 2015)

 

Unfortunately, records show Li has a history of refusing to take his meds; it’s how he got into trouble in the first place.  And he is not entirely “horrified” by his actions:  to this day he refuses to believe that he committed an act of cannibalism. In what sense does that suggest he is “cured?”  Parts of Tim McLean’s heart and both his eyes were never recovered, not from the crime scene, not from Li’s pockets, where other of his victim’s body parts had been secreted away.  Finally, if Li’s medication is still Olanzapine, should innocent bystanders hope he takes it religiously – or not?  It always impresses us that Canadian news stories are fleshed out in the foreign press, while the domestic version is curiously sanitized and, well, bloodless.  We are grateful to the New York Daily News of October 4, 2014, for filling in some of the gaps; for instance, we did not know that Li was responsible for two deaths: “Mounties arrived in time to witness Li slicing off pieces of the body and eating them.  Later, after they snagged the killer while he was trying to escape through a window, they found plastic bags containing body parts, and a piece of an ear, nose and tongue in his pocket. The scene was so horrific that at least one of the first responders never got over it.  In July 2014, [CplKen Barker] took his own life, after sending messages to loved ones saying, ‘I’m too broken to ever be fixed.’

 

[As for the catalyst,] born in 1968 in Dandong City, China, Li was a premature baby and a fragile child who suffered from developmental delays.  He later graduated from college, married, and found work in a factory.  In 2001, Li and his wife immigrated to Canada, where he slipped from one menial job to the next.  Around 2004, his wife told police, he started to complain of hearing voices.  He became increasingly strange as he hopped from city to city in search of work.  Police once found him wandering along the road, disoriented, sleep-deprived and hungry.  He told them that God had ordered him to ‘follow the sun’ by walking from Toronto to Winnipeg.  Instead, he ended up in a psychiatric center but left after a short stay.  He refused to follow doctor’s orders.  [But this time for sure, right?]  In the two years before the murder, Li traveled back and forth to China twice.  The last time, in summer of 2008, he stayed only one day before hightailing it back to Canada.  [Something is not right here: This peripatetic holder of menial jobs who is losing a tenuous grip on reality manages to scrape together the scratch to travel to China twice on the income provided by a series of jobs swinging a mop and delivering newspapers?  (His wife waitressed in Chinese restaurants, but tips aren’t that good.  In any event, the couple divorced in 2006).

Despite Li’s worsening mental state, he nevertheless managed to bamboozle us – twice: He arrived on June 11, 2001 and took the citizenship oath Nov. 7, 2006.  This man, described as barely functional in English, was admitted as a skilled worker with a supposed job waiting as a computer programmer; he never worked in the field.  Was this a case of misrepresentation?  Now that the gentleman is essentially a free agent, perhaps the time has come to examine the means by which he finessed entry and citizenship.  Must we really be stuck with this cannibal?  Every account of the horrors on that bus suggest that Li’s attack on McLean was entirely unprovoked: Does it change the picture to learn that McLean was just a little guy?  At 5 foot 4 inches and 130 pounds, he was almost certainly the smallest man on the bus.  Remember, Li changed seats to sit beside his victim just prior to the attack.

 [This article will appears in the April, 2015 issue of the CANADIAN IMMIGRATION HOTLINE. Published monthly, the CANADIAN IMMIGRATION HOTLINE is available by subscription for $30 per year. You can subscribe by sending a
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Korea’s Immigration Policy Backlash- April 15, 2015 Article

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“Professor Kim Hyun-mi said that in the process of viewing the multicultural families as a vulnerable social group, the South Korean government’s welfare programs have led to reverse discrimination and xenophobia due to what many South Koreans perceive as preferential treatment and disruption in the monoethnic social fabric.” 
 
Brad: “preferential treatment and disruption in the monoethnic social fabric”-  similiar situation to Canada.
 
“The event revealed a gap between mainstream civil society’s attitudes and government policy on how to treat foreigners, including multicultural families—and reflects a larger debate on the changing ethnic makeup and South Korea’s national identity as a whole.”
 
Brad: Same for Canada, except we do not have a larger debate on the topic. Although immigration and multiculturalism are transforming our country in an historically unprecedented manner, our government continues their unilateral enforcement of  these non-democratic policies.
“Foreign-owned small and mid-sized business owners contributed to immigrant power on the local level.”
 
Brad: Same in Canada, as well as Australia, the only nations in the world with constitutional multiculturalism. For Canada, the business component is found mainly in our real estate industry, and the insatiable drive of foreign entities to buy up our prime residentisl and commercial properties. Add to this Canadian banks- BMO, CIBC(majority shareholder Hong Kong billionaire Li Kai Sheng, whose son is a “Canadian citizen.”
 
TD joins BMO and CIBC in their culture-melting agendas. No English, no respect:
 
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“South Korea certainly is not the only nation-state dealing with this choice.”
Brad: damn straight
 
“Many anti-immigrant political parties across Europe in countries with traditionally supportive multicultural policies and high rates of immigration, such as SwedenFrance, Germany, and the Netherlands, are speaking out and gaining influence in attempts to protect what they see as their own unique national identities.
 
Brad: Yes, and it is about time. UKIP, National Party et al are letting Europeans know that they do not have to passively sit by while globalist forces detroy their cultural identity. In Canada, not-so-much, for the present…
 
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“According to the First Basic Plan for Immigration Policy [pdf] (2008–2012), the ROK government sought to create a “social integration policy that helps immigrants become responsible and self-reliant members of the society rather than beneficiaries of support.”
 
Meanwhile…in the world of Canadian Refugee Policy…
 
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“In some instances, the wider debate may miss the nuance of multiculturalism as a policy that declares recognition of rights of members of minority ethnic, religious, or cultural communities.”
 
Brad: In Canada, the entire nation misses the “nuance” that we-the-people are paying for the erosion of our cultural identity, through the hundreds of millions given to Multicultural groups such as Asia Pacific Foundation,  SUCCESS Immigrant Services and Canada China Business Council
Why are Canadians funding organizations whose goal is to divest our country of its English and French identity?
 
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“The Second Basic Plan also noted the role of criminal and “antisocial behavior by foreigners,” widely reported on by the media in South Korea.”
Brad: You mean like this? Richmond, BC (Canada):
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“According to the sixth recent iteration of the World Values Survey for South Korea (from 2010), a survey of 1,200 Koreans revealed that 34 percent of respodents felt negatively about multi-ethnic residents living next door and 44 percent of respondents felt negatively about migrant workers living next door.”

Brad: Yet in Canada, if a person so much as makes a public statement questioning government- enforced immigration, they are condemned by our media as xenophobic, or worse:

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Moreover, twenty percent of respondents to the survey think foreigners “destabilize” South Korean society.

Impossible!  Vancouver 2015:

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“Citing a JTBC news report on South Korean public opinion toward multiculturalism and foreigners, he writes that not only is the demographic change spurring discussion over Korea’s national identity, but also a social hierarchy that incorporates the wariness and confusion on the roles Koreans have with their new diverse neighbors.”

Brad: Meanwhile back in Canada, there is no discussion, no debate, no public input, no media coverage of the most transformative social policy since the founding of our nation in 1867.  Government-inforced policy…just like the way they do things in China.

“The phenomenon of reevaluating the terms of national identity is not new nor is it unique to South Korea.”

Brad: Well, it sounds like a very different style of government in Korea. Perhaps, unlike the Canadian government, their leaders actually understand the social dynamics, public concerns, and have a long-term vision for what may transpire if immigration and socially-engineered multicult continue to thrive.

Contrast this with the behaviour of Vancouver’s political leaders: Malcolm Brodie, Raymond Louie, Teresa Wat, Alice Wong, Jenny Kwan: using our tax dollars to the liking of those who voted them into office?

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“South Korean democracy now faces a test instigated by the increasing number (and awareness) of foreign-born residents and multiethnic citizens as well as North Korean–born defectors living on South Korean soil. “

Brad: More common sense from Korea’s  leaders. How unusual to have a government that actually cares about its citizens. Of course, Canada once had this as well. Then came the Multicult Act of lucky 1988…

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“With the number of foreign-born residents projected to reach 10 percent of the total population by 2030, the iterative process of social integration and government policy will certainly lead to major changes in Korea’s national identity in the coming years.”

Brad” Only at 10%?  Man, these guys have it easy!

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Watch White Nationalist Giants — Robb, Roper,Carto, Fields, Fromm, Pendergraft — Live at Faith & Freedom Conference, April 4, 2015

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Watch White Nationalist Giants — Robb, Roper,Carto, Fields, Fromm, Pendergraft — Live at Faith & Freedom Conference, April 4, 2015
Catch some of the giants of the White Nationalist and Christian Revival Movement in Canada.
 
Pastor Thomas Robb
Jason Robb
Billy Roper
Willis Carto
Dr. Ed Fields
Paul Fromm
Rachel Pendergraft
Steve Kukla
 
Live from the Faith & Freedom Conference in Harrison, Arkansas
Startiing at 11:00 a.m. EST to 9:00 p.,.
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Highlights from the Opening Session of the Faith & Freedom Conference, April 3, 2015
 
 
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STEVE KUKLA: “Little by little our pride in our race has been taken from us by design.”
 
“The Bible tells us: ‘Esau have I hated,’ said God. God hates. We should hate what God hates.”
 
“Aristotle said: ‘The worst form of tyranny is trying to make unequal things equal.”
 
“Our enemy is tiny but its voice is huge. We have to learn to push back and to push back hard.”
 
PETER PAPAHERAKLES (journalist, American Free Press) : “It is good  to be here with 100 per cent White people. You don’t know how good you have it compared to those of us in Washington, DC.”
 
“We must wipe out White Guilt.”
 
“Europeans have created everything you see in this room — electricity, the sound system, air conditioning — everything, except, perhaps, peanut butter.”
 
PASTOR THOMAS ROBB: “It is not racist to love your people. Many Whites feel defeated and beaten down. We have heroes in our movement who’ve been pushed down the memory hole.”
 
PAUL FROMM, Director, Canadian Association for Free Expression. “Illegal immigration has corrupted the American political system. I see Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel continues to do well among Latinos because he has refused to have any illegal arrested for deportation in Chicago and has opened city summer jobs to the children of illegals. Illegals should be deported instead of being rewarded. Illegals and the ethnic communities who support them encourage lawbreaking to the detriment of the taxpaying Dispossessed American Majority.”
 
Dr. Ed Fields, (publisher of The Truth At Last): “I got into the White Nationalist movement very young. My parents were both Irish nationalists and detested Churchill and Roosevelt. Even though they were Catholics, when the Klan was revived in 1945, they joined.”
 
Willis Carto (Publisher of The American Free Press and The Barnes Review) : “We’re a minority here but history is always determined by minorities.”

The Right Words About Temporary Foreign Workers — Hope They Mean What They Say

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Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre are talking tough. This is April 1 and  cohort of Temporary Foreign Workers who came here four years ago must return home.
 
There has been much moaning and groaning from these not-so-temporary four year workers and from some greedy employers. To hear some Alberta employers howl, despite the economic downturn caused by slumping oil prices, you’d think they’d be unable to find a body to pour coffee, serve sandwiches or install a wire.
 
Thus, the following statement is encouraging:
 
“Employers and foreign workers have known about the four-year time limit since 2011, when this policy was announced.

“Employers have had four years to find alternative employees. Similarly, temporary foreign workers have had four years to pursue pathways to permanent residence.

“The purpose of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is exactly that – to be temporary. Canadians rightly expect to get first crack at available jobs.

“Temporary workers may wish to explore the many pathways to permanent residency we offer which are now delivered through Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. We encourage foreign workers to apply through these streams so that they can contribute permanently to Canada’s economy and to their communities.

“But let there be no mistake: We will not tolerate people going ‘underground.’ Flouting our immigration laws is not an option, and we will deal with offenders swiftly and fairly.

“Canadians are welcoming and generous but we need to ensure that we’re putting Canadians first and standing up against potential abuse of our immigration system.”

 
It’s not quite as hard line as it may sound. Note, however, there are paths —  the “Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programmes” — for “temporary” foreign workers to hit the citizenship track.
 
Let’s hope that real enforcement — deportations and 10 year bans — will be employed on any of the temporary foreign workers who stay or go underground and heavy fines on any employer who employs them.
 
It’s time to Put Canada and Canadians First!
 
Paul Fromm
Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE

Statement from Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre on the expiration of the four-year temporary work permits

Ottawa, April 1, 2015 – Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre issued the following statement today on the expiration of the four-year work permits:

“Employers and foreign workers have known about the four-year time limit since 2011, when this policy was announced.

“Employers have had four years to find alternative employees. Similarly, temporary foreign workers have had four years to pursue pathways to permanent residence.

“The purpose of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is exactly that – to be temporary. Canadians rightly expect to get first crack at available jobs.

“Temporary workers may wish to explore the many pathways to permanent residency we offer which are now delivered through Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. We encourage foreign workers to apply through these streams so that they can contribute permanently to Canada’s economy and to their communities.

“But let there be no mistake: We will not tolerate people going ‘underground.’ Flouting our immigration laws is not an option, and we will deal with offenders swiftly and fairly.

“Canadians are welcoming and generous but we need to ensure that we’re putting Canadians first and standing up against potential abuse of our immigration system.”

For further information (media only), please contact:

Kevin Menard
Minister Alexander’s Office
613-954-1064

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-952-1650
CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca

Multiculturalism and the Politics of Identity

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by Brad Salzberg, April 2015

 

For nearly three decades I have pondered the origin, meaning and impact of Canada’s official multicultural policy. During this period, certain conclusions have crystallized in my mind, and yet at the same time, many unanswered questions remain.

 

It is well known that the founder of multiculturalism is former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. What is not so well known are the circumstances under which this maverick prime minister formulated multicultural ideology, and it’s eventual legislation.

Trudeau was the first western leader to meet with Mao Tse Tung, founder of the People’s Republic of China, in the year 1970.  Subsequent visits to China would follow, including a walk along the Great Wall, during which the Prime Minister did a ballet pirouette, subsequently explained as a way to break the formality of the occasion.

 

Less than one year after Trudeau’s first visit to China, he introduced multicultural ideology to Canada. His intention, as he publicly stated, was for multiculturalism to “function within a bi-lingual framework”. It would take seventeen more years for multiculturalism to achieve “official” status. In 1988, the policy was entrenched in our constitution as the Multicultural Act of Canada. By 2008, largely due to the influx of foreign money, the “function within a bi-lingual framework” component had all but disappeared.

'Multiculturalism and the Politics of Identity<br />
by Brad Salzberg, April 2015</p>
<p>For nearly three decades I have pondered the origin, meaning and impact of Canada’s official multicultural policy. During this period, certain conclusions have crystallized in my mind, and yet at the same time, many unanswered questions remain.</p>
<p>It is well known that the founder of multiculturalism is former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. What is not so well known are the circumstances under which this maverick prime minister formulated multicultural ideology, and it’s eventual legislation.<br />
Trudeau was the first western leader to meet with Mao Tse Tung, founder of the People’s Republic of China, in the year 1970.  Subsequent visits to China would follow, including a walk along the Great Wall, during which the Prime Minister did a ballet pirouette, subsequently explained as a way to break the formality of the occasion. </p>
<p>Less than one year after Trudeau’s first visit to China, he introduced multicultural ideology to Canada. His intention, as he publicly stated, was for multiculturalism to “function within a bi-lingual framework”. It would take seventeen more years for multiculturalism to achieve “official” status. In 1988, the policy was entrenched in our constitution as the Multicultural Act of Canada. By 2008, largely due to the influx of foreign money, the “function within a bi-lingual framework” component had all but disappeared.</p>
<p>With the benefit of hindsight, it is obvious this unprecedented policy was a major game-changer. To this day, it is arguable the majority of Canadians are unaware of the policy’s full impact, and its implications for the future of our country.<br />
One significant but largely overlooked factor is to be found in the area of funding. The Act explicitly states that ethnic cultural organizations are to receive government funding for the promotion of cultural events, language and holidays. </p>
<p>In practical terms, this scenario played out whereby the largest and best organized ethnic communities received the lion’s share of the funding. Basically, it was a “snooze and you loose” situation. Indeed, many non-profit groups hit the snooze button. The outcome was an inequitable distribution of funding, with a few select communities receiving tens of millions, and smaller communities receiving little, or nothing.</p>
<p>Times change. Demographics change, and no where in the world has this change been more profound than in Canada, a nation with the highest per-capita immigration rate in the world. Interestingly, until Australia adopted constitutional multiculturalism, Canada was also the only nation in the world with official multiculturalism. Pretty special, yet in all the excitement and fanfare, few seemed to notice or care that the general public had no input in the implementation of the policy. The public did not ask for or endorse this policy in any manner. It was a purely unilateral government decision, entirely devoid of the democratic process.<br />
Only with the dawning of the 21st century did the true impact of this policy begin to reveal itself. With mass immigration transforming the ethnic make-up of our nation, the demographic change became increasingly profound. In 2012, a Statistics Canada study pronounced that caucasians will become a minority in Toronto and Vancouver by 2031. </p>
<p>As a result, Canadians of European origin today find themselves in a curious situation. Our government says white Canadians are headed for minority status, yet as an identifiable group, this diminishing segment of Canadian society lack a defined communal identity. This is all quite understandable, as in the past there was no need to even consider the issue of identity. Historically, Euro-Canadians were a well entrenched majority, and there was no reason to believe this would change, at least not to the degree that a re-thinking of identity would be necessary.</p>
<p>Multiculturalism mandates that minority groups have the right to promote their ethnicity, and to receive money to do so. We see this manifested, for example, in Vancouver’s two week celebration of Chinese New Year, complete with taxpayer-funded social events, dragon parades, and colourful community centre displays. The Viksaiki parade, largely government funded, is the largest festival of the year in Surrey, B.C., a city with a population on par with the municipality of Vancouver.</p>
<p>Let’s be frank- present-day multiculturalism has resulted in a number of oddities, inequities, and downright curiosities. Our society has arrived at a situation whereby the white Canadian are a “pending” minority, yet they lack in a communal voice or identity. When attempts have been made to create an identity on par with our larger “minority” communities, these actions are met with cries of xenophobia, racism, and other nastiness.</p>
<p>Why the double standard? How did we arrive at a situation where the only identifiable group prevented from organizing, receiving funding, and promoting their traditions are those whose ancestors founded our country? Take the holiday of Christmas for example. Within contemporary society, the religious components of our biggest holiday are disappearing- basically, politically correct forces want the “Christ” taken out of Christmas. At the same time, Muslim and Sikh holidays have been elevated to the highest level of multicultural sensibility.<br />
Is it therefore reasonable to say that multicultural policy is largely responsible for a cultural “inversion” unprecedented in the history of our country?   Questions therefore arise- has multicultural policy become a tool to promote all ethnicities except that of Canadians of European heritage? What will happen come 2031…will caucasians be the only minority without the ability to promote their ethnicity? Will their behaviour as a minority community still be labelled as oppressive when they attempt to establish an identity for themselves within our multi-ethnic society? Are there special interest organizations and individuals who would prefer this be the case? After three decades of personal involvement and education on these matters, my answer to the latter question is yes.</p>
<p>Let’s face the facts: the multicultural ideal originally put forth by Pierre Trudeau no longer exists. Toward the end of his life, when asked his feelings on multiculturalism during a parliamentary visit, Trudeau indicated his sadness, stating that “this was not what he wanted”. In 2015, it is apparent that what was once a policy is today an INDUSTRY, comprised of multicultural organizations, civil libertarians, legal professionals, Charter of Rights advocates and immigration consultants- not to mention our top post-secondary institutions. </p>
<p>Those of us who have been around a while may recall a time in our history when things were very different. During the “cold war” of the 1950’s, Russian-style communism was presented by government and media as a danger to society, capable of undermining the freedom and democratic rule so cherished by our nation. In the 1960’s, a wave of anti-Americanism swept through Canadian society. Events such as the Vietnam War stimulated a desire for a separate identity from our neighbours to the south. Our federal government, sensing public discontent, launched a program entitled the Royal Commission on Arts, Letters and Sciences to analyze “the degree of English-Canadian dependence on the United States”. </p>
<p>Fast forward to 2015. Today, we find our government bending over backwards to ingratiate the desires of communist governments, and their economic interests. Trade deals, foreign currency hubs, foreign student programs, foreign worker programs, funding for pro-communist university departments. Foreign language advertising and signage has permeated some communities to the degree that they no longer appear Canadian. Our banks market in foreign languages, often without an English or French equivalent. Indeed, the situation is so extreme it often appears our government has greater concern for the well being of non-Canadians and foreign governments than for their own citizens.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, among the top source countries of our immigrants who provide the majority of our immigrants, all is culturally “status quo”. No government-enforced multiculturalism. No priority for foreign workers or students. In fact, all of Canada’s top immigrant source countries continue to retain their core identities, as they have for centuries, or even millennia. Only Canada, as well as Australia, are constitutionally mandated for the very fabric of their nations to undergo comprehensive cultural transformation. Just two nations out of slightly under two hundred countries in the world. In other words, only 1% of the world’s nations are truly multicultural. </p>
<p> From these facts we see that on an international level, multiculturalism is far from the norm. In reality, it is barely on the map. Furthermore, the Canadian public has never endorsed or given consent to this transformative policy. Clearly, it’s implementation is non-democratic.<br />
On this basis, and considering current societal prohibition of European-Canadian identity, how long will it be before the founding English and French Canadian populations of our nation are relegated to the periphery of society?  One generation. At present immigration rates, that’s all it is going to take. Yes indeed, the times they are a ‘changin. </p>
<p>by b. salzberg, (c)  2015'

 

With the benefit of hindsight, it is obvious this unprecedented policy was a major game-changer. To this day, it is arguable the majority of Canadians are unaware of the policy’s full impact, and its implications for the future of our country.

One significant but largely overlooked factor is to be found in the area of funding. The Act explicitly states that ethnic cultural organizations are to receive government funding for the promotion of cultural events, language and holidays.

 

In practical terms, this scenario played out whereby the largest and best organized ethnic communities received the lion’s share of the funding. Basically, it was a “snooze and you loose” situation. Indeed, many non-profit groups hit the snooze button. The outcome was an inequitable distribution of funding, with a few select communities receiving tens of millions, and smaller communities receiving little, or nothing.

 

Times change. Demographics change, and no where in the world has this change been more profound than in Canada, a nation with the highest per-capita immigration rate in the world. Interestingly, until Australia adopted constitutional multiculturalism, Canada was also the only nation in the world with official multiculturalism. Pretty special, yet in all the excitement and fanfare, few seemed to notice or care that the general public had no input in the implementation of the policy. The public did not ask for or endorse this policy in any manner. It was a purely unilateral government decision, entirely devoid of the democratic process.

Only with the dawning of the 21st century did the true impact of this policy begin to reveal itself. With mass immigration transforming the ethnic make-up of our nation, the demographic change became increasingly profound. In 2012, a Statistics Canada study pronounced that caucasians will become a minority in Toronto and Vancouver by 2031.

 

As a result, Canadians of European origin today find themselves in a curious situation. Our government says white Canadians are headed for minority status, yet as an identifiable group, this diminishing segment of Canadian society lack a defined communal identity. This is all quite understandable, as in the past there was no need to even consider the issue of identity. Historically, Euro-Canadians were a well entrenched majority, and there was no reason to believe this would change, at least not to the degree that a re-thinking of identity would be necessary.

 

Multiculturalism mandates that minority groups have the right to promote their ethnicity, and to receive money to do so. We see this manifested, for example, in Vancouver’s two week celebration of Chinese New Year, complete with taxpayer-funded social events, dragon parades, and colourful community centre displays. The Viksaiki parade, largely government funded, is the largest festival of the year in Surrey, B.C., a city with a population on par with the municipality of Vancouver.

Let’s be frank- present-day multiculturalism has resulted in a number of oddities, inequities, and downright curiosities. Our society has arrived at a situation whereby the white Canadian are a “pending” minority, yet they lack in a communal voice or identity. When attempts have been made to create an identity on par with our larger “minority” communities, these actions are met with cries of xenophobia, racism, and other nastiness.

 

Why the double standard? How did we arrive at a situation where the only identifiable group prevented from organizing, receiving funding, and promoting their traditions are those whose ancestors founded our country? Take the holiday of Christmas for example. Within contemporary society, the religious components of our biggest holiday are disappearing- basically, politically correct forces want the “Christ” taken out of Christmas. At the same time, Muslim and Sikh holidays have been elevated to the highest level of multicultural sensibility.

Is it therefore reasonable to say that multicultural policy is largely responsible for a cultural “inversion” unprecedented in the history of our country?   Questions therefore arise- has multicultural policy become a tool to promote all ethnicities except that of Canadians of European heritage? What will happen come 2031…will caucasians be the only minority without the ability to promote their ethnicity? Will their behaviour as a minority community still be labelled as oppressive when they attempt to establish an identity for themselves within our multi-ethnic society? Are there special interest organizations and individuals who would prefer this be the case? After three decades of personal involvement and education on these matters, my answer to the latter question is yes.

 

Let’s face the facts: the multicultural ideal originally put forth by Pierre Trudeau no longer exists. Toward the end of his life, when asked his feelings on multiculturalism during a parliamentary visit, Trudeau indicated his sadness, stating that “this was not what he wanted”. In 2015, it is apparent that what was once a policy is today an INDUSTRY, comprised of multicultural organizations, civil libertarians, legal professionals, Charter of Rights advocates and immigration consultants- not to mention our top post-secondary institutions.

 

Those of us who have been around a while may recall a time in our history when things were very different. During the “cold war” of the 1950’s, Russian-style communism was presented by government and media as a danger to society, capable of undermining the freedom and democratic rule so cherished by our nation. In the 1960’s, a wave of anti-Americanism swept through Canadian society. Events such as the Vietnam War stimulated a desire for a separate identity from our neighbours to the south. Our federal government, sensing public discontent, launched a program entitled the Royal Commission on Arts, Letters and Sciences to analyze “the degree of English-Canadian dependence on the United States”.

 

Fast forward to 2015. Today, we find our government bending over backwards to ingratiate the desires of communist governments, and their economic interests. Trade deals, foreign currency hubs, foreign student programs, foreign worker programs, funding for pro-communist university departments. Foreign language advertising and signage has permeated some communities to the degree that they no longer appear Canadian. Our banks market in foreign languages, often without an English or French equivalent. Indeed, the situation is so extreme it often appears our government has greater concern for the well being of non-Canadians and foreign governments than for their own citizens.

 

Meanwhile, among the top source countries of our immigrants who provide the majority of our immigrants, all is culturally “status quo”. No government-enforced multiculturalism. No priority for foreign workers or students. In fact, all of Canada’s top immigrant source countries continue to retain their core identities, as they have for centuries, or even millennia. Only Canada, as well as Australia, are constitutionally mandated for the very fabric of their nations to undergo comprehensive cultural transformation. Just two nations out of slightly under two hundred countries in the world. In other words, only 1% of the world’s nations are truly multicultural.

 

From these facts we see that on an international level, multiculturalism is far from the norm. In reality, it is barely on the map. Furthermore, the Canadian public has never endorsed or given consent to this transformative policy. Clearly, it’s implementation is non-democratic.

On this basis, and considering current societal prohibition of European-Canadian identity, how long will it be before the founding English and French Canadian populations of our nation are relegated to the periphery of society?  One generation. At present immigration rates, that’s all it is going to take. Yes indeed, the times they are a ‘changin.

 

  

by b. salzberg, (c)  2015