Immigration and TFW Policies Institutionalize Betrayal of Canada
Recent events on the immigration front show that Ottawa refuses to deal with one extremely important question : “If Canada will not protect Canadian workers and Canadian citizens, who will? “
Here are several crucial points :
(1) Ottawa’s refusal amounts to institutionalizing the betrayal of Canadian workers and the destruction of their lives so that it can proclaim that Canada is the world’s great humanitarian. In the past week, Statistics Canada has released new data stating that Canada’s population of foreign-born has risen to 20%, the highest in the G-8. This news has been presented by many in our media as if it were an achievement !!! What kind of perversion is our media spreading when they ask Canada’s 1 million+ unemployed to cheer when their job prospects continue to decline because of increased competition with unnecessary recently-arrived immigrants and Temporary Foreign Workers ?
(2) As evidence of Ottawa’s attitude toward Canadians, its recent announcements suggest that it is not going to make significant changes to its policy of allowing a record-high 300,000+ Temporary Foreign Workers to work here and to its intake of 250,000 regular immigrant intake. This decision has been made in spite of the firestorm which Canada’s largest bank, the Royal Bank of Canada, ignited when it brought in about 40+ East Indian IT workers to displace Canadian IT workers. Since then, news sources have revealed that many other banks and other employers have done the same thing.
(3) Importing people, whether they are regular immigrants or Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW’s), has to be based on Canada’s need, not on the greed of employers or the senseless notion that immigration exists to create diversity in Canada. Ottawa has to stifle employer greed and to restore sanity to immigration policy. Almost all of the nearly 6 million post-1990 immigrants and the 300,000+ TFW’s Canada takes are not needed and they have created enormous problems for Canada’s own unemployed. One of those unemployed recently described Ottawa’s actions as “sticking its middle finger into the faces of Canada’s unemployed “.
(4) According to news reports this week, a study from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy states that Canada isn’t facing a wide-scale labour shortage but rather is experiencing a “serious mismatch” between the skills of its residents and the demands of the labour market. This study contradicts the hysteria that Canada has a labour shortage. Kevin McQuillan– lead author of the study which is titled “All the Workers We Need: Debunking Canada’s Labour Shortage Fallacy”– said improving the balance in the labour market does not require an increase in the workforce. Economists from several other Canadian universities agree. The study also reminds Ottawa that immigration should be cut in times of high unemployment.
(5) Ottawa recently announced that it would terminate the provision that has allowed employers to pay TFW’s 15% less that the wage paid to Canadians. But it appears that it is hoping that the news cycle and the passing of time will make the public forget about the entire TFW and immigration programs, not just the firestorm that the Royal Bank and other employers caused. What about Ottawa terminating its policy of turning its mainstream population into a minority?
(6) Galen Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw, the huge Canadian company that out-sourced textile-manufacturing and IT jobs to Bangladesh and India respectively, is attempting to dupe Canadians a third time. He has recently stated that Loblaw will compensate the families of 600+ Bangladeshi workers who died when the Bangladeshi building they worked in collapsed. He has admitted that the Bangladeshi workers were making clothing which Loblaw sells in its 1000 stores across Canada. Most Canadians would ask this question : Why is this character not down on his knees apologizing to the Canadian IT workers he displaced with East Indians and to the Canadian workers who could have been manufacturing the clothes he sells in Canadian stores ? This CEO seems to think he should be cheered for helping Bangladeshi families when he has destroyed the lives of many Canadian families by throwing them into Canada’s unemployment line. Would this CEO feel most at home if he were sitting in Parliament?
For details on the University of Calgary study, see