…Maybe you saw CBC personality Carol Off chastise her own network for using the term “illegal” instead of “irregular” migrant. Or professional bore, John Ralston Saul, questioning the appropriateness of the word “migrant” itself.
What’s a concerned Canadian to say? How can you register your frustration while escaping the semantic disdain of Establishment censors and scolds?
Canada is among three Western nations that will accept hundreds of volunteer emergency workers plucked from Syria under the cover of darkness in a dramatic international rescue, CBC News has learned.
Several hundred people — volunteers and their families — belonging to the rescue organization known as the White Helmets were extracted late Saturday from the southwestern portion of the war-torn country that’s being overrun by forces loyal to leader Bashar al-Assad.
More – Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets from Syria to Jordan
Jordan says it has taken in the volunteers and their families and plans to transfer them to the UK, Canada and Germany.
This is not our problem…
Why are our tax dollars wasted on this pointless virtue signalling?
When is it OK to publish a photo of a migrant?
The Conservative Party of Canada released an ad showing a man walking into Canada at an unofficial border crossing. The man, wearing nice clothes and pulling a new suitcase, is shown walking over Prime Minister Trudeau’s infamous “Canada will welcome you” tweet.
If you look closely — I didn’t even notice at first — the man is Haitian.
How have things gone for Syrian refugees in Canada in the almost two years since the lone departmental report in December 2016?
No one really knows
But what about all those engineers and doctors!!
“Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada did, to be fair, release a one-year-after report on Syrian refugees in December, 2016. It was moderately helpful, since it showed half the privately sponsored refugees had jobs in Canada. But employment fell to 10 per cent among the larger cohort of “government-assisted” refugees, who are typically less educated and often illiterate.”
Ahmed Hussen doesn’t like the term illegal to describe illegal border crossers anymore. Even though just a few months ago Justin Trudeau’s point man on the file was saying it himself!
July 14, 2018: German politicians are under growing pressure from their constituents to reduce the flow of Moslem migrants and more carefully screen those that are let in. Most elected (and unelected) officials have taken the position that allowing large numbers of Moslem refugees (from civil wars, rebellions and religious conflicts in Moslem majority nations) is the humanitarian thing to do. Their constituents point out that many of the politicians are delusional because these officials do not live near the new arrivals and experience the increasing crime and general hostility expressed by so many of the refugees towards non-Moslems (and often each other).
Voters point out that their political leaders tend to live in well protected neighborhoods and have access to taxpayer supplied personal security. To make matters worse there are a growing number of instants were local (or national) officials deliberately conceal the data on criminal activity by Moslem migrants.
It would perhaps be an understatement to say that the Justin Trudeau groping incident has highlighted the dangers of building a political brand based on excessive moralizing.
For that is the real lesson behind this mini-scandal. What should anger everyone – regardless of political affiliation – is the cynical and domineering weaponization of morality by the Trudeau government. It is a type of political warfare which, until now, the federal Liberals seemed to have perfected like no other party.
Ford, Tory agree feds must do more in border crossing crisis
The province has joined in with the city in demanding the federal government do something about the strain on Toronto shelters.
About 800 asylum seekers, including 200 children, are housed in college dorms that will no longer be available as shelters after Aug. 9.
“I support the mayor’s expectation that the federal government provide the city the $72 million owed to them, to date, before they need to leave the Humber and Centennial dorms,” Ford said in a statement following the meeting.
Ford and Tory agree – taxpayers should foot the bill to handle Trudeau’s immigration mess. Why don’t they do the right thing and demand the Feds close the border to these faux refugees?
In May of this year, Mayor John Tory sounded the alarm that Toronto has nearly 2,700 illegal migrants using 40% of all available beds.
As a temporary measure, 800 illegal migrants were housed over the summer in two community college residences — Centennial College in Scarborough and Humber College in Etobicoke.
What you’re hearing is the vague, anxious music of virtue-signalling hummed by someone in a tight political spot
Ontario, Ottawa at odds over refugee housing costs
“This has resulted in a housing crisis and threats to the services that Ontario families depend on,” Ford’s office said in the statement. “This mess was 100 per cent the result of the federal government, and the federal government should foot 100 per cent of the bills.”
We’ll pay for Justin’s virtue signaling. It’s always us.
The new Progressive Conservative government is withdrawing Ontario’s cooperation with Ottawa on resettling asylum seekers, the Star has learned.
Ontario Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod told federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen that Queen’s Park is stepping back from the migration crisis.
MacLeod advised Hussen and Toronto Mayor John Tory of the move at Wednesday night’s meeting of the ad hoc intergovernmental task force on irregular migration.
Sources said she told her federal counterparts that it was up to Ottawa and municipalities such as Toronto to come up with a solution.
No worries, Tory will make sure Toronto is flooded.
Selective amnesia can be handy. When confronted with some awkward incident, you can always claim you don’t remember. Memory loss enables you to cast doubt on whether the incident happened at all, without having to actually lie about it. It allows you to evade responsibility for circumstances you really do not want to explain.
But sometimes it’s not all that convincing.