Headline is a bit misleading. Trudeau doesn’t get tough on anything, other than the working class.
At half a million immigrants per year, in two years that’s a million, or 2.5 percent of the 40 million population. All these immigrants will need housing, food, cars, etc, which will require more energy. With 75 percent of Canada’s primary energy coming from fossil fuels, this rate of immigration will work against the government’s policy of rapid decarbonization to net zero.
The immigration number is actually 1 million. In addition to 400,000 immigrants, there were 600,000 non-permanent residents, such as students.
I was going to make a similar point before I saw your comment. The annual per capita carbon footprint in Canada is huge compared to the countries from which most of the migrants have come. Once in Canada, a migrant will consume an amount of energy, whether at home or work, similar to the amount consumed by a Canadian.
They didn’t face death and cross continents to stay poor
Trudeau has already wrecked Canada, beyond repair. Our cities are already choked with people, and over-stretched services are declining every year. He’s betting on every new immigrant thanking him with their vote.
That’s what his step dad did. No surprises at good old Liberal Party before the country policies.
A good article, not least because it is clear-eyed about the distinction between “refugees” and “migrants”.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith.
I’m sure a case could be made for classifying an underperforming economy, or a corrupt government, or a dreary life-denying culture as forms of “terror” that people are justified in fleeing from. But if that were really so, then shouldn’t Canada (and every other developed country) be arranging non-stop mercy flights to bring in every third-worlder who can make it to their nearest airport?
Laws and protocols regarding “refugees” date from a time when the only people capable of fleeing from third-world political instability were a tiny elite who had the skills and culture suited to the west. Let’s not pretend that we can maintain these in an age of mass cheap travel.
And thank you to those here who are making the case about the carbon footprint. The same applies, of course, to the UK – those chilly rainswept islands where we can only survive by burning stuff. The more we let in, the worse will be the upcoming battle over scarce (i.e. legally forbidden) resources. #WelcometoCanada indeed!
Don’t give Trudeau any ideas!
Massive immigration from third-world countries will deconstruct Western civilization, the best the world has ever known. If Europeans thought the Americanization of Europe was bad, wait until you experience Islamification.
Oh, wait, it’s started already and growing fast!
Add African violence to the woke Brave New World equation, and you basically have a blueprint for Hell on Earth.
It’s interesting to me as a UK citizen that Canada (especially) and the USA are experiencing unprecedented levels of illegal immigration under the guise of seeking asylum. The UK has a massive problem in this respect. Our government has proved inept at stopping this disrespect of our borders and exploitation of a feeble government that has proved utterly incapable of addressing, let alone solving, the problem.
To be fair to the UK government, it is baulked at every turn by a woke legal profession (including a woke judiciary that is not so much independent as out of control) that has for years manipulated human rights legislation to promote minority interests at the expense of those of the majority – support for illegal immigrants being one such cause in which they have successfully frustrated every move by the government and are likely to continue to do so. I personally believe that the Rwanda policy is spot on in principle. But the cynic in me speculates that it would be difficult banish hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers to Rwanda each year. Of course, the UK is not helped by France which is only too happy to funnel these people across the UK/France border – each successful crossing being one less problem for France, which is paid handsomely by the UK to implement controls on its side of the boarder.
Politicians in the Western democracies have totally lost control of the migration phenomenon, not least because of their woke espousal of human rights at the expense of common sense, their attachment to globalisation and corresponding hatred of the nation state (which places defence of the state and its citizens as a top, if not THE top priority) and a deluded world view that the citizens of ‘sh*thole countries’ (to quote D J Trump) like Nigeria and others are falling apart from the effects of so-called ‘climate change’ (whatever that means) and not gigantic overpopulation, corruption and endemic violence and misogyny, and a damaging, pernicious racism that condemns White people and everything associated with them. The consequences for our/my descendants are too awful to contemplate.
Canada has an interesting approach to safe routes for asylum. With a situation such as Syria, Canada cherry picks families in which the breadwinner has a useful skill or qualification Then they announce that they have done their bit, letting Britain and the rest squabble about who takes in the less “desirable” ones.
I wish we did that!
Britain can only do it that way if it stops the boats.
“one investigation by a Nigeria-based publication revealed how some Nigerians make up stories in an attempt to secure asylum.”
I think you mean 98.9% of all asylum seekers
Never mind drones, immigration is the new form of warfare.
The sentence that explains it all is: “Almost 70% of Quebec residents — the province that Roxham Road leads into — said they wanted this irregular entry point closed.“
The Liberals win elections in Ontario and Quebec and the rest of the country can go suck eggs.
I find it so odd,and disturbing that everything I was taught by my parents to loathe ,despise and hold in contempt about our society,our culture and our way of life is what they desire and see as wealth and success. Because for decades we went to their countries swanning around,often in few clothes and with money stuffed purses. You can’t blame them for deciding to get to this Eldorado. So a dirty room in a shared house and a grim anti-social hours minimum wage job is a dream come true. It’s a start.
But wait, they are saving the British economy. They are all paying shed loads of tax. On minimum wage?
This is the downfall of western civilisation, dragged into the gutter of third world decay and degeneration by successive liberal governments. This swarm of detritus needs drastic action to halt and turn back if our decline and fall is to even be attempted to be slowed or reversed……..I seriously fear for state of the country my sons will inherit – if the fascist liberal regime in charge has not already stolen everything they have under the guise of taxes to fund their woke ideological agenda to the detriment of all the original population of this once great country…….Enoch Powell was so right…….