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Why I Won’t Be Voting for Chris Alexander for Conservative Party Leader

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Why I Won’t Be Voting for Chris Alexander for Conservative Party Leader
About a week ago, I received this letter from former Immigration Minister Chris Alexander who is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Fortunately, he is in the back of the now 15 person pack..
He supports a massive increase in immigration. In this he perfectly reflects the view I heard at a shareholders’ meeting of Maple Leaf Foods, on April 27. Much of corporate Canada just can’t replace the founding/settler people of this country fast enough. They applaud massive Third World immigration to keep unemployment high and to keep wages down. 
Let’s examine his arguments:
“Our Party has always delivered strong immigration.MacDonald and Cartier pioneered this strategy.” – That was another time, After Confederation, as Canada came to include all the territory West of Ontario. The West was extremely sparsely settled — a small number of scattered Indians and very few Europeans. The Americans were making noises about “Manifest Destiny” and hungered to grab the West. At that time, immigration to help put some bodies, some settlement into this wast territory, made good sense. With high unemployment and impossible traffic gridlock around some our major cities, Canada is full!
For ten years until 2015 we sustained the highest immigration levels in Canadian history.” — . Disgracefully so! The Stephen Harper Conservatives ratcheted up the nation wrecking schemes of the Liberals. On their watch over 2-million newcomers, mostly from the Third World, poured into Canada. Unemployment remained high. Many of these people did poorly. A 2011 study by former MP Herb Grubel showed that these immigrants — far from growing our economy, were actually hurting it, costing taxpayers $25-billion a year. [The annual drain in now $30-billion according to a recent statement by Professor Grubel.] And the plan for the eventual replacement of the European founding/settler people hurtled on. Our share of the population fell from 96 per cent when John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister to 79 per cent. Not very “conservative.” And, Stephen Harper was proud of the fact that, despite the economic downturn of 2008/2009, the worst recession since the Great Depression, his government kept those immigration  numbers up. Put that another way, those Tories just piled more misery on to the shoulders of unemployed Canadian men and women.
“We need this young talent to keep growing as a country. Without skilled immigrants, we risk stagnation and irrelevance.” — Skilled immigrants? You mean we really need more taxi drivers in turbans and women in hijabs pouring coffee at Tim Horton’s. Economists have confirmed there is NO skill shortage in Canada.Our college graduates face uncertain futures with poor prospects for permanent jobs, despite their high-cost qualifications. As for skills, we should be training our own people.
No, Chris Alexander will not be getting my vote.
Paul Fromm


In office, our Party has always delivered strong immigration.

MacDonald and Cartier pioneered this strategy.

For ten years until 2015 we sustained the highest immigration levels in Canadian history.

In this race I’m the only candidate (with Rick Peterson) proposing we raise immigration levels.

We need this young talent to keep growing as a country.

Without skilled immigrants, we risk stagnation and irrelevance.

As the 2016 census shows, rates of natural increase are barely sustaining our population today.

To build a New Canada with a strong new economy, we need to continue attracting and integrating the best economic immigrants.

As only Conservatives know how.
Policies for a New CanadaBest regards,


Chris Alexander
Conservative Leadership Candidate

This is What Passes for a Discussion On Immigration: Lies, Folly & Nonsense

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This is What Passes for a Discussion On Immigration: Lies, Folly & Nonsense

Kirsty Duncan is the Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North (where we collect our mail). In her December householder, she reported on an immigration town hall meeting she’d held in the summer featuring Immigration Minister John McCallum and others. Duncan who is also Minister of Science and should know about provable reality peddles the most preposterous nonsense in her report.

“We heard your views on the issues that matters most to you, especially shortening processing times and focusing on family reunification,” she reports.  Pictures accompanying the article show scarcely a White face in the audience. She continues: “Our government is committed to bringing a greater number of immigrants and refugees to reunite families, diversify the economy and create sustainable growth.” The former medical geography professor could hardly have packed more folly into a single sentence.

The almost entirely Third World audience selfishly, of course, stressed what would benefit them. Duncan’s conclusion shows neither she nor the Liberals have a clue as to what would benefit Canada. The government is committed to bringing in more immigrants and refugees, she says. The promise may be true but it is ludicrous.

With intractable unemployment hovering around 7 per cent, what are these newcomers going to do? Either  they find a job and a Canadian remains unemployed (Canada loses) or they don’t find a job and the taxpayers support them on welfare (Canada loses). Family reunification, after acceptance of poorly screened refugees, is almost the worst way to import immigrants. “Family class” applicants do not have to prove any language or skill qualifications (to say nothing of cultural compatibility).

Duncan suggests more immigration will “diversify the economy”. Unless she means curry houses or roti huts, she’s talking twaddle. Only new resources or new manufacturing techniques will “diversify” the economy.

Prof. Herb Grubel, Fellow at the Fraser Institute and former Reform Member of Parliament

Finally, she dreams, immigration will “create sustainable growth.” Economist Herb Grubel, a former Reform MP and a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, recently revealed that Canada’s failed immigration policy costs the taxpayer $30-billion a year,. That is calculated by measuring what the mostly Third World immigrants who came here since the early 1980s contribute to the tax pot each year, minus what they take out. There is a $30-billion deficit. They take out more than they contribute. This NOT sustainable!

[This article will appear in the December, 2016 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 cheque or VISA number and expiry date to CANADIAN IMMIGRATION HOTLINE, P.O. Box 332, Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3.]