PM selfie and the refugees

The sad plight of Syrian refugees continues, apparently, even after they arrive in Canada.

Far from being rescued from harsh conditions and uncertainly upon arrival, a string of media reports this week have shed light on the ongoing difficulties these newcomers face.

The CBC interviewed a Syrian mother, Zaneb Adri Abu-Rukti, who spoke through a translator from a Toronto hotel where her family has been living for several weeks.

  • mauser 98

    “But after interacting with the federal government in Canada, some of
    these refuges say they’d prefer to return to the refugee camps.”

    ISIS , headchopping, bombing , shooting , TB , Aids , diphtheria, …..send me back , get me away from this pompous ass!!

  • Ron MacDonald

    When the Vietnamese refugees came to Canada in the late 1970’s they didn’t bitch and complain, they made the best of the situation and made lives for themselves. Many have become very successful. The same can be said for all the DP’s that came to Canada after WWII. Those Muslims who are unhappy can simply get on the next plane and return to the shit-hole they called home. I’m certain that should someone start a “Go Fund Me” project to pay for their airline tickets, it would be very successful.

    • simus1

      muslim countries in the middle east tend to function in very strange ways within rigid class and tribal structures. Usually religious minorities and expatriate technical experts are needed to keep stuff on track.

  • dukestreet

    I’ve said from the beginning that the refugees would be better off in camps close to their own country where the culture is more or less the same & services can be provided by NGOs etc., instead of totally uprooting them without providing the necessary services they need. On the other hand, they’ve been here for a few weeks and are complaining about the hotel. I guess they think they should be moved to a mansion per family and the taxpayers should pay for a lifestyle for them which is high above what most Canadians can afford.

    A few weeks in a hotel would be a holiday many can’t do these days. Thus the invention of the staycation.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      They all seem to think they’ll be “given” a fully-furnished private house to live in the second they arrive.

  • simus1

    Very curious coverage. Most previous “refugee minifloods” news stories in times past have always gone to great pains to describe the subject’s occupation and what a treasure awaits the lucky Canadian employer who is first off the mark.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Probably because they know most of these people are unemployable.

  • There was a report today that a man in poor health (with heart attack) was kicked out from a Toronto hotel to make room for Syrian “refugees”. The funny part was that the article appeared in the Toronto Star.

  • Clausewitz

    Putting together an old geezer punk band. What a great name for the band. PM selfie and the refugees.

    • simus1

      You could use the music from (Fat Les) Vindaloo and stick in some molten red hot lyrics – big hit for sure, might even start a revolution!

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Oh goodness me, not “ongoing difficulties” for the refugee families, the horror, the inhumanity, the shame!