Immigrants should adopt Canadian values to settle here: survey

“…Nearly nine in 10 Canadians told Environics that they believed this country’s law should always take precedence over religious law for new arrivals. When it came to immigrants, 91 per cent of those surveyed concurred.

Likewise, 88 per cent of Canadians polled agreed that newcomers should become familiar with Canada’s history and culture. Eighty-seven per cent of immigrants agreed.

Nearly eight in 10 Canadians also backed the idea that immigrants should “raise their children as Canadians.” A slightly lower percentage, 74 per cent, of new arrivals agreed.

The survey suggests newcomers adopting Canadian values is a much higher priority for the public than immigrants achieving financial self-sufficiency.

Fewer than six in 10 Canadians said they believed newcomers should become economically self-supporting within a year of arrival – and 60 per cent of immigrants shared this sentiment.”

  • Shebel

    I have no doubt that Somalians ,Arabs and Muslims in general – share the sentiment.

    • A near certainty!

    • Oracle9

      Kellie Leitch, Conservative leadership candidate, mentioned the question of screening immigrants for anti-Canadian values, causing outrage among much of the rump “Conservative Party”. Lefty LPC wanna-bes – that’s all they have become.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I know.

      • V10_Rob

        80-90% of Canadians back this idea… Yet the Tories go into full-blown damage control mode whenever one of their members has the audacity to say that immigrants should integrate.

        • Oracle9

          That leaves us with FOUR radical leftist political parties in this country. Cowards. Can’t wait for Trump’s success to inspire the Western world permission to grow a spine.

    • barryjr

      It would be interesting to see the results on Canadian law versus religious laws broken down by ethnicity.

  • k1962

    Then Canadian history should be mandatory in both elementary and high school instead of social studies.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Canadian history was so fucking boring.
      Hey, we built a railroad and kicked out the Acadians and then we named a Pontiac after them.
      And blah blah blah.
      Oh and Upper Canada was geographically higher than Lower Canada and this made sense because then a few years later we got a football league with two teams with the same name.
      Remember kids, if you ever get lost, follow the only road.

      • k1962

        Well, I can take boring. I hated studying British history. That was stressful. Too much going on.

        • Alain

          The only thing I hated at the time was Latin which was mandatory. However with maturity and time I now understand the value of it.

      • Alain

        I disagree completely with you here. Teach the true history of Canada and it is NOT boring.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          The true history should continue to say that Riel was a traitor.

    • Alain

      They could start teaching it to Canadians. That would be a blast from the past.

      • k1962

        I think it’s important, especially since we are welcoming people in droves from the third world, many of whom do not want to let go of their religion, culture and values. You know who I’m talking about.

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  • WalterBannon

    Canada is a left wing shithole

  • tom_billesley

    Islam decrees that its followers should inexorably work for global domination, and Sharia is an indispensable part of islam. Logically, immigrants would have to shed islam.

  • FactsWillOut

    Ahh, signs that a racist citizenry needs to be put in its place.