… The assumption, unspoken but taken for granted until the 1960s, was that immigration was beneficial as long as it was designed to serve the interests of the host society first.
… It was in the past 40 years that the immigrant of dubious loyalty emerged, followed by the disloyal native-born, sometimes of immigrant ancestry, sometimes of Islamic conversion. The new immigrant seemed ready to share the West’s wealth but not its values.
… How did this come about? Three reasons stand out.
One, we retreated from the principle that immigration should serve the interests of the host country first. …
Next, we tried to turn this liability into an asset by promoting multiculturalism….
Finally, in fundamentalist Islam, we’ve come up against a culture for which the very concept of rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s is alien. …
…. When Canada is no longer regarded as a culture, with its own traditions and narratives, but a clean slate for anyone to write on what he will, immigrants of the new school will be ready with their own texts, including some that aren’t very pleasant.
Are Harper’s CONs completely out of touch? Don’t they realize this is a multicultural country? Harper’s CONs seem to have no use for Muslims, given statements by Harper’s Chief of Communications towards a leading Canadian Muslim group, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, deriding them as a group with “terrorist” ties. This derisive statement reinforces negative stereotypes against Muslims, and is unbefitting for someone speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister. The flippant attitude of the Conservatives is appalling, especially in light of a libel action by the Muslim group against the Prime Minister’s Office. The response of Foreign Affairs (Read more…)
Dear Readers: In response to various queries by some of our confused readers, the Naked News staff submitted a question to an expert on what could be done about the United States if they continued down the present road toward a belligerent and totalitarian state with a “my country, right or wrong” mentality! In particular, […]
WASHINGTON – This just in: U.S. rejects Santa is Canadian. While the United States has refused to comment on Canada’s recent claim that it owns the North Pole, it has rejected the idea that the claim could mean Santa Claus is Canadian. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Thursday the United States won’t comment […]
It wasn’t until photographer Surendra Lawoti moved to Canada from the U.S. that he realized he was a transnational — someone whose sense of identity is tied to more than one country.
“I love Canada, but Nepal is also a strong part of who I am,” asserts Lawoti.
Born in Nepal, Lawoti has spent almost half his life in North America, arriving in the U.S. in 1994 at age 21 to pursue a degree in photography at Columbia College in Chicago and then an MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. The artist moved to Canada in 2008 and is now a permanent resident.
“In the U.S. I wasn’t allowed to fly back and forth to Nepal because of visa restrictions,” explains the Toronto-based artist. “When I moved here, I had the freedom to come and go.”
Thursday, November 14, 2013
A version of this paper was read at a seminar on “Racism in Academia” held at The Centre of Excellence for Re…
Enemy aliens were imprisoned in Toronto during the First World War.
When Canada entered the First World War in 1914, the CNE grounds were put to military use. Various buildings on the site were used as barracks and training facilities, and later on to process demobilized Canadian soldiers. Stanley Barracks soon found itself repurposed as an internment centre, housing dozens of civilians deemed potentially dangerous enemy [...]
Dear Readers: OK, OK, I know I slammed EZRA LEVANT and MARK STEYN for their personal attacks on global warming proponents, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a lot of their stuff folks! Especially this one, which was sent in by one of our readers, and where Ezra takes a shot at the […]
An anti-Keystone XL pipeline crusader has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, suggesting Canada’s aggressive lobbying for the project played a part in the ongoing government shutdown south of the border. Tom Steyer, a San Francisco billionaire and a major Democratic party fundraiser, chastises Harper for saying he would not “take ‘no’ for an answer” […]
Pat Condell is a British commentator who has a worldwide following for his rants against religion, political correctness, injustice, politics, feminism, and anything else that catches his ire! Seems the Muslims in England have been getting pretty rank lately due to a number of factors including political correctness, government appeasement of minorities, multiculturalism, a large […]
MONTREAL — Hundreds marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday to call for an “open Quebec” and, once again, denounce the Parti Quebecois government’s proposed charter of values that would ban public employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols. […]
Miscellaneous material to start your week.- Dean Baker discusses the strong relationship between union organization and the elimination of poverty:A simple regression shows that a 10 percentage point increase in the percentage of workers covered by a …
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
- Dean Baker discusses the strong relationship between union organization and the elimination of poverty: A simple regression shows that a 10 percentage point increase in the percentage of workers covered by a union contract is associated with a 0.7 percentage point drop in the poverty rate. (This result is significant at a 1.0 percent level.) This means that countries like Sweden, Belgium, and France, where the coverage rate is close to 90 percent, can be expected to have poverty rates that are more than 5.0 percentages points lower than (Read more…)
It is the details that clarify. So long as the debate remained shrouded in generalities like “reasonable accommodation” or “secularism” — or, to use the Parti Quebecois’ preferred euphemism, “Quebec’s values” — it was possible for people of goodwill to […]
Paul Wells on the Quebec Premier’s Festival of Trial Balloons
OTTAWA — If you thought the Minister for Curry in a Hurry was going to give up his ethnic outreach role — think again. Jason Kenney, Canada‘s new Minister of Employment and Social Development, will hang on to the multiculturalism […]
People who work at the Montreal SPCA have been caring for homeless cats and dogs for years, but now they’re facing a new challenge — chickens. Raising chickens for fresh eggs is a growing trend in Montreal, but the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says every week hens and roosters are […]