The Canadian Values Party believes this whole heartedly: Canada was founded on the best of everyone that ever came to Canada. So, here is our simple policy for any newcomer to Canada.
- Learn 1 of the 2 official languages within 5 years of coming here
- Contribute to our society by starting a business or becoming employed, no free rides
- If your values conflict with ours, especially our laws… you need to change/adapt or go to another country that suites you better because what we have been doing and believing obviously works otherwise you wouldn’t want to live here in this great country that we call CANADA.
Canadians think immigrants should do more to blend in;
immigrants would do well to think that, too
No politician in this politically correct era would dare say so, yet 68% of Canadians feel new immigrants and racial minorities should be doing more to fit in with our mainstream society instead of keeping their own customs and languages.
I can hear the howls from guilt-ridden, white, liberal-left and just see their feminist partners rolling their eyes, many of whom who feel the burka is the next best thing since the invention of the brassier.
But trust the ordinary Canuck to be right, no matter how cowardly the political class he or she has to live with.
The values that make Canada the world’s finest and most civilized place on Earth can only be judged by those who have lived overseas and interacted with cultures as distinct as joyfully maddening as Mumbai to the serenity of Switzerland.
No country comes close, not even my ancestral India (sorry desis, but its true)
We owe this to our forefathers who toiled in this frozen north to make it strong and free; to complete the course of western civilization that began 400 years ago and crystallized into what we know as “our home and native land”. We have had the good fortune of inheriting the best of the French and Great Britain as well as our neighbour to the south, America.
How else would 30 million Canadians offer three of the most liveable cities of the world – Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary – considering our large size and low population.
It’s our values and culture that makes us the envy of the world. What are those values that we wish all newcomers embrace, as we welcome them to become part of our family?
More than Canada being a liberal, secular democracy, newcomers find our embracing of the disabled, and the intellectually challenged a pleasant shock.
It’s also how we, over the years, have come to accept gays and lesbians as our sisters and brothers and live next to them as neighbours with who we chat, bake, help clear their snow despite the recognition that just a few decades ago this would not have been possible, but we did it.
Our cities are relatively safe; young women can jog late in the night without the fear of posses of young men taunting and throwing sexual epithets at them.
And then there is that colour bar and anti-black racism that has been largely defeated – even though we have miles to go before we rest.
If there is a nirvana, this is it.
However, this is our inheritance from generations gone before us and it is our duty to ensure these values and this culture does not get tarnished or diluted. Because there is still that awful disease that pushes newcomers into ideological, cultural, ethnic and religious ghettoes of old. Sad to say, anti-black racism still thrives in some corners, homophobia is still common in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the disabled are still viewed in many parts as a curse from the gods for sins committed by their parents. A visit to Uganda or Pakistan, Somalia or Saudi Arabia, will confirm those observations.