For Canada’s 155th Anniversary : “The Demolition Of A Nation, One Step At A Time”
The Demolition of a Nation, One Step At A Time (revised)
By Tim Murray
On July 1, 2022, Canada observes 155 years of Confederation. But as this bulletin points out, the big question that Canadians should ask is the following : “is there a nation still to celebrate?”
Not that long ago, the governments of both Canada and Australia adopted a high immigration policy. The population of Canada was never asked whether it wanted high, relentless immigration. Neither was the population of Australia. When asked about whether it was wise to change the character of a country by importing huge numbers of people who had little if anything in common with the existing population, some senior officials did express concern that the national accomplishments that both countries had recorded would be endangered. Please note the following two prophetic statements on the consequences of mass immigration to Canada and Australia . One is by former Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King and the other by Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey:
(1) CANADA : “…the people of Canada do not wish, as a result of mass immigration, to make a fundamental alteration in the character of our population.” Prime Minister Mackenzie King, May 1st, 1947
(@) AUSTRALIA : “It is rare for a nation… to turn in a completely new direction. It is unusual for a democracy take such a turn. People are therefore entitled to inquire whether the distinctive character of their nation—and some of its greatest achievements—will remain if people from very different cultures are encouraged to come and, as far as possible, to maintain their own cultures. “ Geoffrey Blainey (“All for Australia”, 1984 p. 154)
The following is a link to a site which documents the demolition of tens of thousands of Vancouver heritage houses which have been the collateral victims of mass immigration in the last 20 years. Vancouver’s heritage houses were built by people of European background (usually from the UK). Ironically, the people who performed many, if not most, of the actual demolitions, were recently-arrived Punjabi Sikhs who had never lived in any of the heritage houses. The Sikhs felt no connection to the heritage houses or appreciation of the history or aesthetic value of the houses. To them, each of the demolitions was a mere job. The Sikh would receive a demolition fee and walk away.
To many Canadians, these demolitions have been a major tragedy. We are providing photos of Vancouver Heritage Houses. Almost all of these houses were demolished by Sikhs who had recently arrived in Canada.