After a Harrowing Flight From U.S., Refugees Find Refuge in Canada

There are many differences between the two Ghanaian refugees in Winnipeg, but the most significant comes down to a single thumb.

  • The Butterfly

    It’s like the underground railroad all over again.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They were chased out by Donald Trump even BEFORE he assumed office.
      “Gibbsmedat!” is their new battle cry of freedom.

    • LairdKintyre

      Except in this case the only oppression is in the minds of these refugees. All they want is money and an easy lifestyle.

    • Exile1981

      Except this isn’t to free them from slavery but to free them from working for a living.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They are the very definition of NOT refugees

    • Liberal Progressive

      Who cares as long as they vote Liberal?

    • Alain

      The same applies to all those Muslim “refugees”.

  • Alain

    Just what the country needs; more welfare takers and a diverse lot at that.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Welfare is the least important ramification of this Canadian stupidity.

      • Alain

        I agree and my comment about a diverse lot was alluding to the same thing.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Canada’s tacit labelling of the USA as a “refugee producing country” will have serious ramifications in myriad areas. Canadians are fucking STUPID to not realize this and put a stop to it before the consequences start rolling in. Every Canadian will pay for this INSULT to the United States of America.

    • Alain

      Even though it would also affect me, I really do hope you are right, because this government must go.

      • Maggat

        Alain, we DO NOT have a gov’t. Just a bunch of half wits dancing about on pixie dust. On our dime.

  • Martin B

    Ghanaian refugees? WTF?

    There is no civil war in Ghana, which is probably the least hopeless country on a hopelessly backward continent. It even launched its first satellite from the International Space Station just last week:

    These are all criminal parasites on welfare beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    • LairdKintyre

      Exactly the people of Ghana are the most motivated and able ones to flee in sub Sahara Africa

  • HalcyonDaze

    Stand by!!!!!!!!

    “Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, non-citizens are guaranteed most of the same rights as citizens, notably the right to equality and the right to fair and just treatment if their life, liberty or personal security are at stake.”

    How long till our beloved leader the Charter expert decide that these two poor refugees fleeing from the life threatening oppressive regime that is America were denied their basic rights and as such should be entitled to the financial compensation they deserve which, given his financial acumen will undoubtedly save Canadians millions because there will be no need for one of those pesky court cases that always means someone’s a winner and someone’s a loser.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “The road ahead is daunting, particularly for Mr. Mohammed, 24, who has only two paddle-like hands. His plastic surgeon has offered to transfer two toes from each foot, which would operate like fingers and offer him complete independence — with all costs covered by Canada’s social medicine program.”

    “He is crazy lucky,” said Dr. Edward Buchel, the head of plastic surgery for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. “He ended up in a country willing to put out multimillion dollars for repeated hospital trips, surgeries, drugs, rehab, physiotherapy and occupational therapy for years.”

    • andycanuck

      I’ve got a feeling Dr Buchel’s wallet is going to get pretty lucky too.

      • Clink9

        He’d better watch he doesn’t fall off it.

    • Clink9

      Edward Paddlehands.

      I’m a silver lining guy. He would probably be better at table tennis than Forrest Gump.

  • marty_p

    CBC is looking for a new newscaster to host the nightly “National” news – now that Peter Mansbridge has retired.
    I nominate the guy with no fingers – he fulfills 2 criteria – Black and handicapped…and if we tell him to say he identifies as a woman – bingo he’s hit the trifecta.
    CBC can show the world what a progressive country is by hiring this guy NOW.

  • Even the comments at the NYT are bashing this article.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Once you have lost the NYTs, you have lost the clinically insane.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Leaving you only the batshit crazy fringe dwellers and their bags of Cheesies.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          “Canada holds the moral high ground. The USA … not so much.”
          The burden of being a “moral superpower” is great.

          • Alain

            As I keep telling people if San Fransisco were a country, it would be Canada.

  • Blacksmith

    Sorry no pity here, if you had stayed in ghana you would still have your dick skinners.

  • Reader

    It’s time again for a musical interlude.

    • Observer

      Fitting, but do you have a version sung with a Somali, Pakistani or Arabic accent?

  • andycanuck

    A harrowing flight. They were using Aeroflot???

    • Clausewitz

      Maybe Sunwing.

  • Morticiaa

    Make canada great again says my red baseball cap. Vote out these lunatics before there us no Canadian border at least coming this way…
    We need a movement here before the destructive left leads us toward oblivion
    Our left press indoctrinates the masses and assisted by little bark fuckerberg
    And his quick news bite diet for dummies
    Gawd help us

  • LairdKintyre

    When my forefathers came here 2 centuries ago and more it wasn’t to be given free money and services. Back then the ones who came to the New World had nothing easy to look forward too. If anything the ones who stayed behind in Europe had a relatively easier life no matter the circumstance. All these johnny come lately want is the fruits of our labour.

  • shasta

    Oh look – Free stuff!

  • krystal10

    At least we know there is no chance they will be raping women.

    • Watchman

      Didn’t they both argue in court that they are considered gay? It must have been the takiyya talking. Especially when one of them is planning to apply to have his wife join him permanently in Canada, probably because she will claim to be gay too.

      • Clausewitz

        Well I have claimed in the past I am a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

  • Watchman

    Allah has seen fit to ensure that both cannot use the fingers on their left hands to perform toilet functions – presumably as a punishment. Inshallah!