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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)