My Canuck Buddy’s Take On Immigration In Canada

CO, I am re-posting your response.

I work with immigrants to Canada day in, day out. Too many of them seek welfare, bottom line. And the Canadian government has no type of litmus test for entering the country in terms of being able to speak one of the two national languages. True, in Quebec and near Ottawa (right on the border with Quebec), French is spoken. But get outside of East Ontario, the province, Quebec, and the Eastern seaboard, and French is almost never spoken.

My point all along is that the Canadian government, similar to the US, lets in far too many people who can’t speak English. Guess what happens? When these people try to get a job, unless it’s a Chinese speaking company (and there are some south of Vancouver in a city called Richmond, BC, google it please), you’re not going to get very far in life. Granted, your school-aged kids might learn English and French from the school system, but what about the parents?

Up here in British Columbia, there are 3 types of welfare for the general public available through the province: 1. Income Assistance – Employable. This gives you $610 per month. It’s for people who are able to work but can’t find work. 2. Income Assistance – People with Persistent Multiple Barriers, this is about $750 per month. 3. Income Assistance – Persons with Disabilities (PWD). This is about $906 to $946 per month. I know that tens of people are on welfare up here. In fact, there’s a state legislator up here in Surrey who’s doing a publicity stunt saying he’ll live on $610 per month. Well, that’s great and all, but to raise the $610 per month by even 10% for all the people on it, it’d cost the province about $120 million.

I have sympathy and compassion for people who are genuinely disabled, but not for people who refuse to work, say they can’t find work (really? There’s not a fast food restaurant that won’t hire them? Really?), or just find that the welfare system pays them more money than trying to find work.

And don’t forget, their Medical Service Plans (MSP) plans are often free. They also get something called a BC GST (Goods and Service Tax) rebate that comes out to about $100 per month. And if you have two children and you’re low income, you get $296 per month in something called the Child Tax Credit. See why people want to live in Canada, Wayne? It’s a very generous welfare system.

Don’t get me started on the whole 65+ system as well. We have things called Old Age Security (similar to Social Security), Guaranteed Income Supplement, etc. If you live in Canada for the full 40 years, you get $544 per month starting at 65. If you’re absolutely broke, you may also qualify for something called Guaranteed Income Supplement. That can often boost very needy seniors’ income up to about $1000-$1200 per month. In a way, the Canadian government rewards people who have never saved up. Just go broke, and the government will come bail you out.

As for the logging rights of First Nations/aboriginal types, I just get tired of the aboriginals always wanting a handout from the province or feds. They have super high rates of suicide, unemployment, depression, isolation, and very low rates of educational attainment and success. They’re a cash pit for the province – when you invest in these First Nations groups, don’t expect to see any type of return on investment

Tweakers In The ER: Waste Of My Tax Dollars

During a recent trip to the ER, (I was bedside, and not the patient), there was a lady brought in due to a heart problem from ingesting meth. I was able to listen to the conversations between the staff during this entire episode. The patient was beyond high, she was looking down on the moon because she was so high. She admitted to being on the drug, and on methadone. And then the bombshell that set me off was spoken by the nurse; “She is on medical.” Damn, I am paying for this drug abuser’s habit, and medical care? Ok, fine, I know people can have a hard time kicking their demons, but why do I have to pay for it? I am willing to pay once, in order t save a life. The pay back from the addict should be staying clean. The second trip to the ER should not be allowed. Life is tough, and it gets a lot tougher when you are an idiot. They patient whined and moaned the entire time. The staff did “not know what the hell they are doing””You are killing me!” Know tweak chick, you are killing yourself. At one point, tweak-a-chick cried she wanted to “walk home” and I replied just loud enough for our nurse to hear; “Let her.”
This is not mean, it is just good ol’ fashion tough love. I am no fan of social programs, but if my money is going to be stolen from me, by my government, then I darn well want it going to people who at least give a crap about themselves! Give it to veterans!

As I was leaving, paramedics were bringing in a pint-sized dude, who took a handful of vicoden, and washed them down with 3- 160z beers. They were talking about pumping his boiler. I was thinking the guy should be arrested for beer abuse!

Destroying Our Country’s Roots:Via Elliot Lake News

Destroying Our Country's Roots.


If we equate “racial diversity” with multiculturalism, and I think we must, it’s not good for Canada.

The first and biggest problem is that it is the OPPOSITE of our quasi-legislative FEDERALISM. What is that?

Well, had there been a “legislative” union of the British North American colonies in 1867, we would have ONE Parliament and no provincial Legislatures. Instead, we had a quasi-legislative union in 1867. Acting as a WHOLE nation in federal elections, we send one set of elected representatives to the Parliament to make law for Canada.

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