Some refugees turning down housing options in Ottawa, centre says

A lack of affordable housing and desires to be settled close to other refugees and mosques are complicating the search for permanent homes for incoming families, according to Carl Nicholson, executive director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants.

Perhaps they would be happier elsewhere….

  • Spatchcocked

    Close to others of their ethnicity…..and to mosques…..I see a pattern here I’ve seen elsewhere……

    Oh never mind….the government know what they’re about.

    • Surele Surele

      “Perhaps they would be happier elsewhere”, as you said: close to others of their ethnicity…and to mosques… Wait! I know exactly where they should move. Saudi Arabia comes to mind, but there are many more. How about that?

    • zee

      If they want to be closer to their ethnicity, send them back to Turkey.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …let the whining begin…

    • Ron MacDonald

      Wait until they have to support themselves.

      • Maggat

        And, in the main became productive Canadian citizens.

      • Petrilia

        We pledged our house. And were rewarded. I will not do this for this group that no one knows anything about. This debacle lies on Trudeau andMCallum

  • Martin B

    …desires to be settled close to other refugees and mosques…In other words, free housing courtesy of Canadian taxpayers isn’t good enough, they want free No Go Zones. Thank you Turdeau, thanks a million.

    • reidjr

      There is great concern the area i live in that is whats going to happen we have a massive mosque with a muslim school the community has grocery stores/drug stores/5 swarama places more or less everything is with in walking distance.

  • Achmed

    There is a simple solution. The government should pay to build many more mosques!

    • tom_billesley


      • Try Grassy Narrows. It wouldn’t last 24 hours before local First Nations band members burned it down.

  • Exile1981

    I hear that in Saudi Arabia no home is out of sight of a mosque.

    • tom_billesley

      If I didn’t know better, I’d think the Saudis are preparing to welcome them….
      AL-AHSA: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to revamp, protect and document 900 ancient mosques in the Kingdom.

  • Even if we assume these people were properly screened, Trudeau’s refugee policy is a disaster. The refugees aren’t happy, refugee workers are overloaded, communities can’t keep up with the pace, and the Liberals are treating everyone like cattle. From the linked CBC article:

    “I think the biggest argument we make with them is, look … someone
    else in Amman, Jordan, is stuck there because you’re holding up the
    show,” Nicholson said.

    That’s all it is — it’s a “show”, and the Government is going to make everyone feel guilty for “holding up the show”. Instead of admitting that Justin Trudeau’s idea was asinine (which many of us warned him about, including the former Prime Minister who already had years of experience with immigration policy), they are going to “prove” — come hell or high water — that Justin is a veritable immigration “genius” unparalleled in the annals of Canadian history.

  • tom_billesley

    They just want some of these.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure Trudeau will be meeting with them at his mosque to share the pain. And i see, in Trudeau’s ongoing obsession to reverse any Hitler Harper decisions, he has cancelled the Mother Canada statue in Nova Scotia. I guess a statue with arms out to our war dead overseas does not fit into the current Sunny Ways atmosphere. Perhaps they will use the money instead, to build a statue of Pierre Trudeau in front of the parliament buildings wearing his famous German helmet.

    • Petrilia


  • lolwut?


  • Ron MacDonald

    Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.

  • marty_p

    I just watched a puff piece on CBC Newsworld where the talking head interviewed Reverend ‘useful idiot’ from Fairlawn United Church in Toronto and a Syrian refugee woman who the church sponsored. The syrup was flowing – “the family has adapted to life in Canada so well they have even developed a taste for Timbits”…. I was yelling at the TV for them to ask the refugee “What do you think about Jews”….But instead Reverend moron publicly thanks the refugee for “all you have given to Canada”…. at that point I changed the channel in disgust.

    • Alain

      Glad I read this prior to eating.

    • Petrilia

      What exactly had they given Canada at that point..and what might they?

  • Ho Hum

    According to the CBC story the invaders are being offered “two choices” of housing which some are turning down. Missing from the story is WHO is offering the housing? It sure sounds like it. Are the refugees being given government housing intended for needy Canadians? Is the same thing going on in Toronto? The headline of this story should be “Refugees taking scarce housing intended for needy Canadians” but that is a headline that you will not see in ANY msm media outlet in this country because we do not have one true conservative media company in this country – not one!

    • reidjr

      The office line from the city is 5 year but the true wait is 10-12 years.

  • Oh, look – ungrateful Islamists….

  • Yusuf_al_Kafir

    A Catholic organization bringing in Muslim refugees. *facepalm*

    Like a chicken in love with the butcher.

    • Ho Hum

      I wish we could exchange these Catholics in Ottawa with the Christians facing extermination in Syria. Would love to see them get their stupid heads chopped-off