People Have Twisted in The Wind For Much Less —-Syrian Refugees Displacing Canadian Homeless
The TABLE below contains a sample of Canadian cities that are accepting Syrian refugees. The TABLE indicates the number of Syrian refugees that each of the cities is taking, the number of Homeless Canadians in each of the cities and the number of Canadians who are on Waiting Lists for Housing in each of those cities.
Quite a number of these figures are very shocking. For example, Toronto had 5219 Homeless and had a Housing Waiting List of 77,109 in 2014. Yet it has taken 4234 Syrian refugees It is almost certain that the Syrians have leap-frogged to the front of the housing wait-line and are in housing.
As we have said before, Toronto politicians are now strutting around the city like arrogant roosters in a barnyard, implying that they should be congratulated for betraying their own citizens. Politicians such as MP’s, MLA’s, Mayors, Councillors and School Trustees in other cities are doing the same things.
Many Canadians would be willing to send money to groups overseas to help Syrians in refugee camps or in the foreign cities where they are living. But most Canadians think it is immoral to give a very limited supply of Canadian housing to Syrians and any other non-Canadians.
To see the larger betrayal picture, multiply by 10 the 25,000 Syrian refugees. The answer is 250,000. That has been Canada’s average yearly immigration intake for the past 25 years. Then, multiply 250,000 by 25 years. The answer is over 6 million immigrants. Most of these people were unnecessary and most of them are now competing with Canadians for housing and jobs. Obviously, this betrayal is even more immoral and outrageous.
The overall point that this TABLE makes is that our federal government has made a choice : It has placed the needs of these Syrians over the needs of Homeless Canadians. This is a shameless betrayal of Canadians and Canada.
In the past, many people have twisted in the wind for doing much less harm.
NOTE : The information on Syrian refugees who have come to Canada and on Homeless Canadians came from the following two sources :
|PLACE||POPULATION (MOSTLY IN 2011)||# OF HOMELESS and THOSE USING SHELTERS||CORE NEED / WAITING LIST
|# OF SYRIAN
|PEEL REGION||1,269,814||1558||12,630 (2014)||410|
|YORK REGION||1,108,570||2891||10,580 (2014)||152|
|WATERLOO REGION||563,000||3492||2719 (2014)||1245|
|LONDON||366,651||12,000 (using shelters)||2341 (2014)||1275|