Justin Trudeau wants 500,000 immigrants a year. what to think
In order to be able to think well, you need at least two basic requirements: naming things correctly and respecting the facts.
Let’s start with the words.
The Larousse defines the word “fanatic” as “one who is carried away by excessive zeal, an excessive passion for a religion, cause, party, etc.”
You will decide whether or not this applies to Trudeau’s views on immigration.
Let’s get to the facts.
Massive immigration is necessary because many jobs would remain unfilled.
Impressions are often misleading.
facts? Unemployment rate rises in Canada for the third month in a row.
And the unemployment rate is higher among immigrants who have arrived in the past five years than among those born in Canada.
The population growth driven by immigration is outpacing the rate of job creation.
Now let’s look at housing construction.
facts? Rents are scarce and expensive, and houses for sale are becoming increasingly expensive.
This was reported by our colleague Michel Girard in the second quarter of 2023the number of people of working age in Canada increased by 238,000.
The historical norm is 82k for a second quarter.
How many new buildings were there during this period? 62,000.
And what do you think happens when it comes to rent when there are many people queuing in front of the landlord?
Now let’s look at Trudeau’s recent cabinet reshuffle.
Liberal MPs anonymously empty their bags in the media.
I am willing to believe that they are bitter that they were not made ministers, but they are also in a better position than you and I to see certain things.
Why is Gary Anandasangaree becoming Minister? Because in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, the vote of the Tamil community is decisive, where the fate of the next government will be decided.
Rechie Valdez is the new Minister for Small Business. Did she teach her classes on the benches of Parliament?
No, she’s a freshman, but she’s the first Canadian of Filipino descent to become a minister, and that could be crucial when her community votes, particularly in Missisauga-Streetsville, also in the Toronto suburbs.
The same, they say, applies to Ya’ara Saks, the new Secretary of State for Mental Health and Addiction, Jewish and Canadian-Israeli, elected at the York Center, also in Toronto.
Their stock values would drop dramatically if they were named Jane Thompson or Joe Smith.
There are several other examples. Ethnicity is more important than ability.
It is ideological fanaticism coupled with calculating cynicism.
Faced with this ethnic-immigrationist obsession, the Legault government protested weakly at first and then allowed itself to be put in its place.
The books tell us the stories of peoples who have disappeared or become remnants of folklore.
Today’s French-speaking Quebecers are passive actors in their own drama.
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