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The Immigration Lobby — A Bold Vision of Hope?

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By calling for an immigration intake increase to 450,000 per year in what has been, over 25 years, the world’s highest rate of immigration, Ottawa’s  Advisory Council on Economic Growth is but scraping the surface on what Canada can achieve in growth and influence. Their recommendation would free this country from its economic doldrums and project Canadian enlightenment and hope around the world.

Establishing an annual immigration rate of 1 ½% of the Canadian population creates a cycle of compound growth. Our population will double every 50 years elevating it to 36 billion (1000 times the current paltry level of 36 million) by the year 2500  vs waiting until  the year 2700 with the current rate of 1% (320,000 this year) !

Think of the dynamics of the economy created by adding 1000 Torontos, Vancouvers, Calgarys, and Montreals to Canada’s empty and lonely landscape !!   To maintain the Canadian connection with the great outdoors every family would have a cottage. This means 14 billion personal retreats spread over the limitless Canadian beauty. We would truly be the nation of nature !!

The use of cold fusion sea water reactors would allow never-ending power to be produced. Meanwhile, the vast oil sands could be counted on to provide liquid fuels for the 175 billion vehicle fleet of our multi car and recreation vehicle families forever.

The latest generation of perpetual motion machines would enable this infinite energy to be used for infinite uses.   Canada would become the leading consumer nation, eclipsing China and India combined many times over.

Yet Immigration Minister John McCallum appears to have backpedaled on this brilliant proposal saying it might be too ambitious.   What bold initiative ever lacked ambition? For the nation of hope, “too ambitious” is an oxymoron. Ambition and hope are the twin pillars of progress and enlightenment.

This bold and hopeful economy would guarantee unlimited market potential with housing prices soaring to the millions of dollars per sq foot and higher.   Several million people can earn immense wealth in trading properties and millions more could have their mega yacht come in with just a few years of stock derivatives investing.

Those who were income challenged (one should no longer use the word “poor” or “lazy”) like doctors, engineers and those engaged in the tawdry trades of producing food and real goods and services, could be given courses in financial management to allow them to participate in this galaxy of money making opportunities. Keyboards truly are the wealth producers of mans’ dreams.

Of course, there are practical limitations. 36 billion people is 5 times the current population of Earth which means that not only must the planets population have to grow but everyone has to move to Canada.

Sacrifices?

There would have to be a few. But paving over farmland is a natural process for an informed growth economy since agricultural produce accounts for a very small amount of the economy compared to land development. Once all of our farmland has been upgraded into money producing investment plays, the concept of agriculture will be just a quaint memory.

Problems? Yes. But these have been foreseen by the enlightened Advisory Council. They predict a skills shortage for 2500 due to indolent Canadian youth who live in their parents closets inside their grandparents bedrooms in their great grandparents basements. The shortage will be alleviated by that year’s intake of 540 million (1.5% of 36 billion) 24/7 working, low wage craving, compliant immigrants.

Other countries, misguided by pessimists and naysayers pushing their quality of life and social cohesiveness agenda, will be left in the dust of their own global warming paranoia by our economic growth.

In just several short centuries of compound 1 ½% immigration, Canada will stand astride the globe like a colossus with our vision on the stars above us. A mere 1000 years after the first Europeans landed in this deserted cornucopia of unending natural resources, Canada will have achieved endless progress. There are no limits once the politics of growth-forever are embraced and applied !!

Think of it! Hope never ending, the solution to all of mans’ problems.

Too ambitious?? Humbug!

The End Game: What the Immigration Lobby Has in Store for Us

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The End Game:

What the Immigration Lobby Has in Store for Us 

 

 

It has been an ongoing story that never lets up.  Ordinary working metro-Vancouverites, including double-income families, are being displaced by big foreign money and in-migration.  Not only can they not afford a down payment or qualify for a mortgage, in a growing number of cases they can’t even  pay the rent, assuming they find an apartment or basement suite.

 

This housing crisis has provided ample fodder for local news media.  In fact, rare is the night when it doesn’t  pop up  as a news item. Or so it seems.  Case in  point:

 

Yesterday evening, November 21, 2016,  a BC Global TV news reporter asked real estate magnate Bob Rennie about how he would address Vancouver’s lack of affordable housing. His answer: increase supply (surprise, surprise).  How do you do that? By changing zoning laws so that houses could be converted to multi-family suites.  Another form of densification.

The following night, November 22nd, BC Global TV news made Premier Christy Clark’s announcement to create affordable housing its top news story. Her plan?  Spend $855 million to create 5,000 social housing units involving 68 new projects.

5,000 units. That sounds like a lot. Except when you consider that in addition to the number of foreign-born migrants coming in from other provinces, 30,000 freshly minted New Canadians are settling in the city every year via the airport express.  Repeat.  While 5,000 units are being built, 30,000 extra people are inserted into the housing market each year.  This conjures up the image of Charlie Chaplin in the factory scene in “Modern Times” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfGs2Y5WJ14  . No matter how hard Charlie tries to keep up with the flow,  he can’t move fast enough to deal with the stuff that it is coming at him down the conveyor belt.

 

Let’s do the math.

 

Let’s err on the conservative side and assume that each unit will be occupied by 4 people.  That would  mean that those 30,000 extra people would require 7,500 units,  or 625 units every month for a year.  In other words, just 8 months of business-as-usual immigration would wipe out the benefit of 5,000 social housing units.  This is not to say that these immigrants will dwell in the new units, but that they will increase the pool of city residents looking for housing, thereby bidding up real estate prices and pushing more Vancouverites out of the market.  Premier Clark might as well use the $855 million to pay for their moving vans.

Bottom line: Increasing the supply of housing in the context of continuing large-scale immigration is FUTILE. It is the Labour of Sisyphus. Like bailing water out of a leaky boat. Even a cretin should understand that, but apparently politicians and realtors have failed to reach even that modest mental bench mark.  Or could it be that the rewards of not understanding it are too great to resist?

Obviously the solution is to reduce demand. How do you do that? Simple. You lower the federal government’s immigration and refugee intake. “But wait”, they will say, “immigration policy is not in our jurisdiction”.  True. But do you ever hear a Vancouver Mayor or a city councillor call for a halt to immigration? Or at least a moratorium to allow Canada’s urban centres to catch their breath? A pause that would buy some time so all levels of government can repair infrastructure or improve social services or expand medical services or train more doctors or build more residential care facilities?

The answer is “No”.  Not now. Not ever. Immigration is the Elephant-in-the-Room .  The love of mindless  growth that dare not speak its name. The very idea of reducing demand is outside the box.

Instead, what we have heard from city politicians across the land is a perennial demand  that Ottawa cough up federal funding to cope with the growing demands that immigration-driven population growth inflicts upon their property taxpayers.  Taxpayers who are not only expected to fork over the money for infrastructure,  transit and social service costs and  ESL  training——but move over and squeeze tighter  and tighter for an endless queue of migrants whom the self-serving immigration lobby insists we need.

 

In essence, the Conference Board of Canada, the federal cabinet, the Mayor, the city council and the Bob Rennies of this world are issuing city residents an ultimatum:  Either submit to ever increasing density and live in a shoebox—-or leave.  Make Vancouver a “Sanctuary City” for illegal migrants, but offer no sanctuary for Canadian Vancouverites who cannot afford shelter.

Growth mongers need to answer several questions.

 

What is your end game?

 

What is your population target?  How many people do you want to live in this country?” 40 million? 50 million? Or is it John McCallum’s wet dream of 100 million citizens?

 

If so, where do you intend to fit them in?  The wetlands that comprise 14% of Canada? Or the lakes that make up 7.6%? Or the permafrost tundra, or the boreal forest upon which global climate stability depends, or the mountains which together account for another 73% of this “big” country of ours?   The Canadian Shield alone occupies 48% of the land. Think of undulating hills of spongy swamps, decaying peat,  and thick taiga forest on top of rock dotted with thousands of lakes—not an ideal site for the town home accommodation of ten million refugees and 50 million immigrants,  wouldn’t you say?

 

And then there is that one little detail, that provision in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantees freedom of movement.  How do you intend to command so many millions of newcomers to make these God-forsaken regions their home? Answer: You can’t.  And if you can’t command them or direct them, how would you entice them? And if enticed, how would you make them stay?  There is a reason so few Canadians live there. Other than the sub-zero temperatures and the black flies, that is.  They need a viable economy.

 

Economics compels 80% of us to live in cities. The trouble is, only 5.2% of Canada is arable, and of that , only .5% is classified as “Class 1”, half of which is found in Ontario. And wouldn’t ya know it, most of it is close to that  beacon of mass immigration, the GTA.  B.C.’s Fraser Valley is also in the cross-hairs.  Canadians have already lost one fifth of this priceless Class 1 farmland to development. Do you propose that that continue? No?

 

OK then.  We’ve ruled out the uninhabitable 94%, and we don’t want to lose any more of our prime arable  land.  And mass immigration is off the table.  So that leaves us with but one option.  Pack’em into urban sardine cans.

 

That’s it, isn’t it? The end game.

 

Tim  Murray

November 22, 2016

Advice to McCallum : It’s Time to Go Back To School

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Advice to McCallum : It’s Time to Go Back To School

OUR ADVICE TO IMMIGRATION MINISTER MCCALLUM : IT’S TIME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND STAY AWAY FROM THE IMMIGRATION LOBBY

 

Immigration Minister John McCallum’s has been musing that he will increase Canada’s immigration intake well above 300,000 for 2017. The two reasons he gives are clearly not evidence-based and should be thrown into the nearest recycling bin.

 

REASON A : He says Canada needs immigrants because it has an aging population. He does not seem to know that the Mulroney government asked Canada’s Department of Health and Welfare to study this issue. It was to determine whether Canada should use immigration to solve problems that might arise because of Canada’s aging population (particularly a drain on Canada’s finances). Health and Welfare Department’s long study around 1990  concluded that Canada would be better off  to use its own population (particularly its females who were not in the workforce and its unemployed older males) to solve such issues. Doing this would stabilize the number of people that each worker supported at 1.9 (Canada’s Dependency Ratio). Increasing immigration to as high as 600,000 per year would have little effect on reducing the percentage of older people in Canada’s population.

 

McCallum also does not seem to know that a CD Howe Institute study in 2006 on the same issue concluded that “… no conceivable amount of immigration, with an age profile such as Canada currently experiences, can significantly affect the coming shift in the ratio of older to working age Canadians.” It predicted that Canada’s percentage of older Canadians (now around 17%) would rise to 46% of the population by 2050. It looked at three strategies : (1) reducing the percentage of older people through high immigration (2) stabilizing the percentage of older people so that a much smaller percentage of Canada’s population would be 65+ in 2050. One of the very negative results of using high immigration would be that Canada’s population would rise to 169 million by 2050 and its yearly intake would be 7 million !!! Such consequences would clearly negate any benefits.

 

The third strategy it proposed was to increase Canada’s retirement age to 70. This technique did not use immigration to achieve its end, and would be superior to the other two strategies. By 2050, the maximum percentage of aged Canadians potentially dependent on government programmes would be about 33%, not 50%. Researchers pointed out that simultaneous policies aimed at encouraging work and saving were also important. Saving, in particular, would decrease reliance on public coffers. The Harper government did suggest raising the retirement age. This proposal has to be re-visited

 

REASON B : McCallum is also saying that Canada has a labour shortage and that Canada needs much higher immigration. He claims to have consulted with about 35 groups across the country. Recently, in Alberta where about 100,000 people have lost their jobs in the past two years because of the downturn in Alberta’s oil industry, he stated that Albertans were telling him that Alberta needed more immigrants. The question that most Albertans are asking is this : Who is McCallum listening to? Other Canadians are asking the same thing.  It seems that the only people he is talking to are members of the immigration lobby (lawyers, consultants, advocates and ethnic groups like the Sikhs, Muslims and Chinese). In fact, he has been proposing that Canada accept many more Chinese students and workers. To accomplish that, he wants to dramatically increase the number of Canada’s visa-granting centres in China. Anyone who has seen what unnecessary immigration has done to Canada in the past 25 years must be cringing or  saying that they would prefer an Ebola epidemic.

 

And they are not the only ones !!! Two of Canada’s big banks (Toronto Dominion and the Bank of Montreal) did their own studies three years ago on whether Canada had a labour shortage. Both concluded that it did not. The point is that the banks are precisely the ones we would expect to be cheer-leading higher immigration. But the TD Bank stated “With data in hand, we debunk the notion that Canada is facing an imminent skills crisis.”  Overall, both said that whatever skill shortages existed, were isolated and likely no greater than existed a decade ago. In addition, the Parliamentary Budget Officer in 2014 reported that there was little evidence to suggest that a labour shortage exists.

 

Clearly, Canada’s Immigration Minister John McCallum has not done his homework and he has no evidence to support his proposal to greatly increase Canada’s immigration intake. Our advice : Raising immigration intake to 300,000 for 2016 was already a bad mistake. Don’t make another.

 

IT’S TIME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND STAY AWAY FROM THE IMMIGRATION LOBBY.   

For sensible immigration policies for the 21st century.

Increase in Chinese Immigration: McCallum’s Latest Scheme to Replace Canada’s Founding/Settler People — Brian Ruhe Interviews Paul Fromm

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Increase in Chinese Immigration: McCallum’s Latest Scheme to Replace Canada’s Founding/Settler People

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Increase in Chinese Immigration: McCallum’s Latest Scheme to Replace Canada’s Founding/Settler People
 
 “Canada’s immigration minister says it appears the country needs more newcomers, but as housing prices skyrocket in Vancouver and Toronto his government hopes to lure them elsewhere. John McCallum recently returned from a trip to China, where he lobbied officials to double or even triple the number of visa application centres in the country in an effort to open more doors for Chinese students, workers and tourists. He is also conducting a series of consultations across Canada. Speaking after a roundtable of experts and business leaders in Vancouver, he said he’s hearing that the aging population means more young blood is needed to propel the economy, especially outside of big cities.” (Canadian Press, August 17, 2016)

So, more immigration from China and more Chinese “temporary” foreign workers. The CBC elaborated on McCallum’s plans to further torment Canada’s young and unemployed and hasten the replacement of the European founding/settler people of this country. “If Immigration Minister John McCallum gets his way, Canada will significantly increase immigration beyond its current record level as a way to fill the country’s labour needs. Pointing to an aging population and looming labour shortages, McCallum made the pitch in Manila during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines on Friday.

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“So why not substantially increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada? And that is, I think, I hope, what we are about to do,” McCallum said, according to a transcript of his remarks obtained by CBC News.

Earlier in the week, McCallum was in Beijing, where he sought to open more offices where Chinese can apply for visas, in the hope of attracting more high-skilled workers.

The Trudeau government is already seeking to admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016 — a record increase from the 260,000 to 285,000 newcomers the previous Conservative government had planned to welcome by the end of 2015. Key to the Liberal government’s larger plan to promote innovation and grow the economy is McCallum’s three-year immigration plan, which he plans to unveil this fall.” (CBC, August 12, 2016)

“Young blood”, “aging population”“grow the economy.” It’s like hearing the babbling of the denizens of a nuthouse. With  over 20,000 jobs losses in July alone and official unemployment pushing 7 per cent, just what are these newcomers going to do? They will either get a job and a Canadian remains unemployed or underemployed. Canada loses. Or, they won’t get a job and we must sustain them on welfare and theeir family in public housing. Canada loses. The searing insult — “young blood” — Canada has legions of unemployed and underemployed young people. The vapid mantras merely hide the goals of the Liberal and the Conservative immigration policies — accelerate the replacement of European Canadians,  maintain a large pool of unemployed and  keep wages down.

In a 2011 study for the Fraser Institute economist and former Reform MP Herb Grubel demonstrated that the immigrants attracted since 1980 are a serious economic net loss to Canada. Far from. “growing the economy” they cost the treasury over $25-billion annually; that is, taxes at all levels paid by these immigrants, less tax benefits consumed leave us with an annual deficit of over $25-billion!

The McCallum/Trudeau immigration policy is especially cruel to Canadian young people. Statistics Canada reports: “Youth Unemployment Rate in Canada increased to 13.30 percent in July from 13 percent in June of 2016.” What a waste of potential and, in many cases, expensive college education, which has left them frustrated and in debt! Importing even more competition will only add to the woes of young people who should be establishing themselves in their careers and beginning to form families to replace the “aging population”!

Minister of Immigration John McCallum says Canada's aging population means it needs more new blood, but ideally immigrants would settle outside Toronto and Vancouver.

Minister of Immigration John McCallum says Canada’s aging population means it needs more new blood, but ideally immigrants would settle outside Toronto and Vancouver.  (JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)  

NOT GOOD NEWS FOR CANADA

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NOT GOOD NEWS FOR CANADA

 

305,000+ More Chinese for Canada

305,000+ More Chinese for Canada

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The Canadian government has drawn up plans to substantially increase the number of Chinese and other Asians coming to Canada next year, eclipsing even this year’s record influx of 305,000.

Liberal Party of Canada Minister of Immigration John McCallum announced this week that the number of immigration application offices in China will double by next year.

McCallum made the announcement while meeting with senior Chinese officials at Beijing’s Foreign Affairs and Public Security ministries.

He has asked for approval to “quickly open” new visa application centers in five secondary Chinese cities: Chengdu, Nanjing, Wuhan, Jinan, and Shenyang.

If McCallum’s plans goes through, the offices will open as soon as next year. Chinese can currently apply for Canadian visas in five locations, including Hong Kong.

The Canadian government wants the further five visa application locations “to smooth the path for Chinese to come to Canada,” bringing the total number to 15, and is asking for additional air links between the two countries.

The plans also include boosting the number of Chinese students in Canada, and opening the path to permanent residency for them. Chinese students already form the biggest group of temporary visitors to Canada, with some 120,000 already in the country.

“But we want to get it even bigger,” McCallum said in Beijing on Tuesday.

The Liberal government wants “the highest growth we can of tourists coming to Canada, of qualified foreign students who want to study in Canada. If that’s a doubling [in numbers], that’s great,” he said. He described Chinese officials as “actively on board” with the idea.

The government’s bid to attract more Chinese workers and students comes as the Canadian economy sheds jobs and critics worry about the influence of foreign investors on fast-rising house prices in cities such as Vancouver and Toronto. Canada’s unemployment rate increased to 6.9 percent in July.

McCallum, though, said Canada has a “legitimate need for temporary foreign workers” in some regions and industries. He cited fish processing, meat packing, and the high-tech industry as examples.

Later in the week, McCallum stopped in the Philippine capital of Manilawhere he once again announced his intention to boost nonwhite immigration to Canada.

Speaking to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, McCallum said, “So why not substantially increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada? And that is, I think, I hope, what we are about to do.”

The Trudeau government is already seeking to admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016—a record increase from the 260,000 to 285,000 newcomers the previous Conservative government had planned to welcome by the end of 2015.

McCallum is due to unveil his “three-year immigration plan” this fall. This “plan” will include doing away with the currently existing requirement known as the “Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

This is the rule which requires employers to first prove that they are unable to hire a Canadian worker before giving the position to an immigrant.

“So we’re going to make it easier for international students, we’re going to reduce some of the barriers in our immigration system … we don’t think that every immigrant needs to go through what we call a labour market impact assessment process. We think it can be simplified. We think there are some rules which are no longer necessary,” McCallum said.

The Philippines is currently the top source country for permanent residents in Canada, according to data published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as of May 31.

The immigration minister also said that processing times for reuniting families from the Philippines has dropped “dramatically” to 12 months, “cut in half in just a year.”

In 2013, the top twenty countries of origin for immigrants to Canada were as follows:

People’s Republic of China; India; Philippines; Pakistan; Iran; United States of America; United Kingdom and Colonies; France; Iraq; Republic of Korea; Algeria; Nigeria; Egypt; Haiti; Mexico; Bangladesh; Colombia; Morocco; and the Ukraine

 

https://redice.tv/news/305-000-more-chinese-for-canada

Justin Trudeau and John McCallum offer different views on the Syrian refugees

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Justin Trudeau and John McCallum offer different views on the Syrian refugees

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These two sellout clowns can’t get their stories straight about the Syrians.

Video No. 1 – Justin Trudeau at Bloomberg Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait interviews…
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The Invasion Lobby Wins Again (Those Looking for Cheap Labour and the Replacement of Europeans)

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The Invasion Lobby Wins Again (Those Looking for Cheap Labour and the Replacement of Europeans)

The Canadian Press (March 8, 2016) reported: “Up to 305,000 new permanent residents could be admitted to Canada this year under the Liberal government’s 2016 immigration plan.

Immigration Minister John McCallum says it’s the highest number of projected admissions in decades.”
There is a breathless tone of self-congratulation, like Millennials boasting that they’d just, through struggle and discipline, exceeded their previous personal best in jogging time. However, there’s no struggle here — except for the huge pool of unemployed Canadians — just the flourish of the Minister’s pen.

A press release put out by the newly re-named  Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship boasted:  That this year there is “a special emphasis on family reunification.The Government of Canada has an ambitious plan to bring in between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016. As we continue to show our global leadership, Canada will reunite families, offer a place of refuge to those fleeing persecution, and support Canada’s long-term economic prosperity.

The Liberals are paying off the selfish minority lobby — upping the number of people brought in through “family reunification.” These people need only a medical and criminal check to slide in — no necessity to speak one of our official languages or have any discernible job skill.

Showing our “global leadership”? No, Justin Trudeau gets to primp and impress internationalist admirers like mega billionaire George Soros at Davos. Soros strongly supports the Third World invasion of Europe.
Almost as an afterthought, the government announcement recycles the old lie that we need immigration to grow our economy or “support Canada’s long-term economic prosperity.” How?

Unemployment is high, job creation is stagnant, and many full-time jobs are becoming part-time. Just what jobs are this enhanced flood of immigrants going to do? The Globe and Mail (March 12, 2016) reported: “Canada’s jobless rate .. rose in February, reaching its highest level in three years.”

So, the Trust Fund Kid’s answer is to increase immigration.

The Globe’s report continues: “The country missed expectations for employment gains and lost 2,300 jobs with a steep decline in full-time positions. The unemployment rate edged up … to 7.3 per cent in February, the third consecutive monthly increase, according to Statistics Canada’s labour force survey.”

So, the Trust Fund Kid’s answer is to increase immigration.

Further, adds the Globe report: “Across the country full-time employment fell by 52,000, while part-time jobs rose by 49,500. … The unemployment rate in [Alberta] jumped to 7.9 per cent” surpassing traditionally high unemployment Quebec for the first time in decades!

So, the Trust Fund Kid’s answer is to increase immigration.

The GTA (or Greater Toronto Area — Toronto, Mississauga. Vaughan, Oshawa, Hamilton) annually receives over 125,000 immigrants. It is the major immigration destination along with Vancouver.

The Mississauga News (March 10, 2016) under the headline “Gloomy hiring prospects in Mississauga” notes: “It’s not good news for job seekers in the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, ‘Survey data reveals zero per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (April to June), while 10 per cent anticipate cut-backs.” This area is one of the better off parts of Canada in terms of unemployment — 6.8 per cent a bit below the national average. Yet, even here employers are not hiring.

So, the Trust Fund Kid’s answer is to increase immigration.

The biggest winner from the latest immigration figures is the business lobby. It gets a growing pool of unemployed Canadians and that keeps wages low and stagnating.

The people who suffer are unemployed Canadians and recent school graduates looking for full-time work. The Trust Fund Kid’s response to them is not “sunny ways” but a big “Screw you!” To make their lot even worse, they will be competing with 305,000 newcomers generously ushered in by the Liberals.

This generosity will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Never mind the $678-million and climbing bill for last year’s batch of 25,000 Syrians.  Economist and former MP Herb Grubel writing for the Fraser Institute in 2011, calculated that every year the poorly screened and under-performing  1985-2005 immigration cohort costs taxpayers $25-billion (taxes they pay less taxpayer-funded services they use)

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Immigration Minister John McCallum says up to 305,000 new permanent residents could be admitted to Canada this year under the Liberal plan.

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Immigration Minister John McCallum says up to 305,000 new permanent residents could be admitted to Canada this year under the Liberal plan.

More than 100 Syrians Take Over Fredericton Howard Johnson — Secrecy Rules

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More than 100 Syrians Take Over Fredericton Howard Johnson — Secrecy Rules


Canadians pay and are kept in the dark. The press isn’t allowed near the latest crowd of Syrian “refugees” ensconced at the Howard Johnson’s in Fredericton. The authorities and the multiculti organizers are keeping the press away. The Canadian taxpayers must pay but are not entitled to know the facts much less have a say. “Lisa Bamford, executive director of the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, which is in charge of the project, described the refugees as ‘vulnerable people’ whose privacy must be protected. ‘They are not commodities,” she said Tuesday as dozens of men, women and children milled about the lobby of the resort on the Saint John River. ‘We
have to respect and protect their privacy.’

Bamford declined to say how many refugees were staying at the resort, where
they came from, how long they were expected to stay or how many more were
expected to arrive.”
The insolence of the immigration industry! What privacy? The Syrians chose to accept Canada’s charity. And they can’t grant an interview. “Vulnerable people”? How? they are safe in Canada. Note the average family has five children! Likely these people will impose an even heavier burden on the Canadian taxpayer. “Vulnerable people”? The only victims here are the Canadian taxpayers!
Paul Fromm

Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE




And they said Harper and crew were evasive and secretive. I guess when you’re in a constant state of SNAFU, you have to resort to this. And Elmer Fudd continues to delude himself by stating that “Canadians support this travesty” … or words to that effect.
The last time I looked, I was Canadian and I neither support nor condone what these goddamned “Liberals” are doing to this country by their thoughtless actions.

AND the BEAT goes on ……

Ahaaaaaaaa and Trudeau wants transparency ??? BULL**** I say!

Local officials are restricting journalists’ access to the site, citing
“privacy concerns“.Always a handy reference when you’re trying to stonewall.

FRENCH VILLAGE, N.B. – More than 100 Syrian refugees have arrived at a
resort hotel west of Fredericton in the past week, but the group in charge
isn’t saying how long they will stay or how many more are expected.

Local officials are restricting journalists’ access to the site, citing
privacy concerns.

Lisa Bamford, executive director of the Multicultural Association of
Fredericton, which is in charge of the project, described the refugees as
“vulnerable people” whose privacy must be protected.

“They are not commodities,” she said Tuesday as dozens of men, women and
children milled about the lobby of the resort on the Saint John River. “We
have to respect and protect their privacy.”

Bamford declined to say how many refugees were staying at the resort, where
they came from, how long they were expected to stay or how many more were
expected to arrive.

Earlier this week, a local media report said that as of last Wednesday,
dozens of Syrian refugees were arriving daily at the 14-hectare resort,
which is typically experiencing slow business at this time of year.

General manager Shane Hashemi told the Fredericton Gleaner there were 90
refugees at the resort by last weekend and up to 250 in total were expected
to arrive in the days ahead, filling the hotel to capacity.

Hashemi said extra cribs and playpens were brought in because the average
family has an average of five children in tow. He is also quoted as saying
security guards were hired to make sure the children don’t go near the river
or the highway.

The secrecy at the resort stands in contrast to the very public displays
that Canadians have witnessed in recent months as thousands of refugees have
been welcomed to 260 communities across the country.

On Dec. 11, 2015, the first group of Syrian refugees airlifted to Canada
checked in to their Toronto hotel, but not before they were met by Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and a large group of
reporters and photographers.

Immigration Minister John McCallum was at Toronto’s Pearson airport Feb. 29
as the last two government-arranged refugee flights arrived as part of the
Liberals’ $678-million settlement plan.

Some settlement agencies have said housing remains the biggest challenge.
Charities providing furniture to the refugees, meanwhile, have said they
struggle to keep up with demand.

In late February, the federal government issued a tender for 150 hotel rooms
in Fredericton area to house refugees.

As of March 1, 26,166 refugees have arrived in Canada, according to the
federal government.

The Canadian government reached its goal of bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees
to Canada by the end of February, but more are expected to arrive in the
months ahead. The government pledged to resettle a total of 25,000
government-assisted Syrians by the end of the year, and have about 10,000
more to bring.

Nancy Caron, a spokeswoman with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Canada, said refugees’ stay in temporary accommodations can vary from days
to several weeks.

Caron said more than 60% of government-supported Syrian refugees nationally
are now living in permanent accommodations, and that will increase quickly
now that the flow of new arrivals is slowing.

An estimated 4.7 million Syrians have registered as refugees since the
outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, but the UN refugee agency is not
seeking permanent new homes for that many.

The UN has reached out to countries to take in the refugees and only Germany
has made more official spaces formally available than Canada.

Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press