Kellie Leitch's Canadian values test to accept American values at par


White_Unifier
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Kellie Leitch's Canadian values test to accept American values at par | CBC Comedy

"OTTAWA, ON—This week, Conservative Party candidate Kellie Leitch announced that regarding her proposed Canadian values test that potential immigrants would have to pass before being allowed into Canada, she will be accepting American values at par with Canadian ones."

The sad part is I realized I was reading the comedy section only after I was already well into the second paragraph:

"We, as Canadians, would like to keep our country great," explained Leitch in a really weird video, "and this means we must make sure all immigrants are just like us Canadians, by which I mean they love apple pie, baseball, and xenophobia."
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

Kellie Leitch's Canadian values test to accept American values at par | CBC Comedy

"OTTAWA, ON—This week, Conservative Party candidate Kellie Leitch announced that regarding her proposed Canadian values test that potential immigrants would have to pass before being allowed into Canada, she will be accepting American values at par with Canadian ones."

The sad part is I realized I was reading the comedy section only after I was already well into the second paragraph:

"We, as Canadians, would like to keep our country great," explained Leitch in a really weird video, "and this means we must make sure all immigrants are just like us Canadians, by which I mean they love apple pie, baseball, and xenophobia."

"Aw believe in guuns ... lots an lots o guuns. I need a loaded guun in every room. Aw think that Fave-year-olds should carry loaded guuns to kindygartin. If everyone carried lots an lots o guuns there'd be no more craam."

It'll get you a membership in the Legion in Taber, anyway. It should get You a ticket home.
 
petros
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Are you okay?

So why do people want to live here so badly if we have no values.

The mosquitos and frostbite?
 
White_Unifier
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Are you okay?

So why do people want to live here so badly if we have no values.

The mosquitos and frostbite?

Friends, family and business and work opportunities. The reason a person moves from country A to country B is the same as the reason a person moves from city A to city B.
 
Murphy
#5
Really?
 
Curious Cdn
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Are you okay?

So why do people want to live here so badly if we have no values.

The mosquitos and frostbite?

Maybe, the Tzar tossed your Great-Grandpa out.
 
White_Unifier
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by MurphyView Post

Really?

Yes, really. It's seldom based on any great religious, philosophical or ideological leaning except for when a person goes on pilgrimage.
 
petros
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

Friends, family and business and work opportunities. The reason a person moves from country A to country B is the same as the reason a person moves from city A to city B.

You can move from one end of a city to another to do that in your home country.
 
White_Unifier
#9
Okay, some might move somewhere for missionary reasons, but even then they'll consider where there is a demand for their knowledge and skills.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You can move from one end of a city to another to do that in your home country.

Depends on where the demand for your skills is, where your family is too. You might also move for the weather too.

Some will move as refugees from religious or other oppression too. But in all cases, few would move to adopt some abstract identity.
 
petros
#10
Think about it for bit. It wasn't a trick question.
 
Murphy
#11
So, the ongoing influx of illegal aliens from the US into Canada is because they want a better job? I see. We must have a better selection than the US, or the pay is better.

Thanks for clearing that up.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Think about it for bit. It wasn't a trick question.

I've moved abroad for work and moved back for work too.

I once worked in China. Do you think it's because I loved Maoism? Few exceptions aside, I prefer Canadian laws to Chinese laws.

Can you speak from experience?

Quote: Originally Posted by MurphyView Post

So, the ongoing influx of illegal aliens from the US into Canada is because they want a better job? I see. We must have a better selection than the US, or the pay is better.

Thanks for clearing that up.

Refugees are the exception.
 
petros
#13
Oppressed? By who? Themselves? Isn't that what they face if coming here?
 
Murphy
#14
I see. The illegal aliens, you mean. You see, they might have been refugees going into the US, but they aren't leaving their home country to escape anything. They have entered a second country, through the US. That makes them illegal aliens.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

I've moved abroad for work and moved back for work too.

I once worked in China. Do you think it's because I loved Maoism? Few exceptions aside, I prefer Canadian laws to Chinese laws.


Can you speak from experience?



Refugees are the exception.

Yes, I can.

Why didn't you stay and partake in Chinese values entrenched in Maoism?

We're you from somewhere with more alluring values?


Where did those values come from?

Did you have to work in a compound with snipers in the surrounding trees protecting your jobsite and armed escorts when you travelled out of the compound?
 
White_Unifier
#16
But even those entering illegally are coming to join family, find work,seek help, etc.

Few will come to celebrate official bilingualism and wave a Canadian flag on Canada Day. This is not to say that, once here, they might not make Canadian friends, maybe marry a Canadian, and enjoy celebrating Canada on Canada Day. But that win't be the primary reason for coming here. It would be an added bonus.

When I worked in China, though I loved the Chinese people, made good Chinese friends, etc., I didn't go there to celebrate some nebulous Chinese identity. In fact, superficialities aside, I found no more difference between my Chinese friends and me than I did between my Canadian friends.

People are people.

No Newfoundlander moves to Fort NAC to celebrate Albertan values. He just goes there to work. The rest is an added bonus.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Yes, I can.

Why didn't you stay and partake in Chinese values entrenched in Maoism?

We're you from somewhere with more alluring values?


Where did those values come from?

Did you have to work in a compound with snipers in the surrounding trees protecting your jobsite and armed escorts when you travelled out of the compound?

No. I mingled with my friends and neighbours.

If there was any significant divide between my frirnds and me, it was in the purely legal and administrative sense. They enjoyed Chinese and I Canadian legal nationality.

Sure some Chinese could get lost in the elusive myth if nationalism just as some Canadians do, but it never has a basis in reality.
 
Murphy
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

But even those entering illegally are coming to join family, find work,seek help, etc...

By that logic, there is no point to passports, background checks or any need of an approval process.

This will cost the Canadian taxpayer dearly. Lawyers will eat up money. Judges will have to deal with a bunch of tribunals that will gum up the system. Many will be tossed back to their country of origin. It's happening in Europe, as we speak. A couple of countries there are ridding themselves of this problem finally.

Time to put our foot down.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by MurphyView Post

By that logic, there is no point to passports, background checks or any need of an approval process.

This will cost the Canadian taxpayer dearly. Lawyers will eat up money. Judges will have to deal with a bunch of tribunals that will gum up the system. Many will be tossed back to their country of origin. It's happening in Europe, as we speak. A couple of countries there are ridding themselves of this problem finally.

Time to put our foot down.

Closed borders between countries is as logical as if we had closed borders between provinces.
Nationalist empty rhetoric aside, it's the same logic.
 
Murphy
#19
You are equating process with closed borders. The two are not the same.

At any rate, neither of us will judge their petition to remain here. The judicial process will toss a great many of them back to where they started. Even with that done, taxpayers will end up with more debt.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

But even those entering illegally are coming to join family, find work,seek help, etc.

Few will come to celebrate official bilingualism and wave a Canadian flag on Canada Day. This is not to say that, once here, they might not make Canadian friends, maybe marry a Canadian, and enjoy celebrating Canada on Canada Day. But that win't be the primary reason for coming here. It would be an added bonus.

When I worked in China, though I loved the Chinese people, made good Chinese friends, etc., I didn't go there to celebrate some nebulous Chinese identity. In fact, superficialities aside, I found no more difference between my Chinese friends and me than I did between my Canadian friends.

People are people.

No Newfoundlander moves to Fort NAC to celebrate Albertan values. He just goes there to work. The rest is an added bonus.



No. I mingled with my friends and neighbours.

If there was any significant divide between my frirnds and me, it was in the purely legal and administrative sense. They enjoyed Chinese and I Canadian legal nationality.

Sure some Chinese could get lost in the elusive myth if nationalism just as some Canadians do, but it never has a basis in reality.

So If illegal immigrants don't get into politics they are just people being people?
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

So If illegal immigrants don't get into politics they are just people being people?

Yup.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

Friends, family and business and work opportunities. The reason a person moves from country A to country B is the same as the reason a person moves from city A to city B.

Why are people crossing our border in sub-zero weather. Could it be that they are afraid they will be deported from the US under the Donald's racist policies?
Last edited by Cliffy; Mar 13th, 2017 at 07:46 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Why are people crossing our border in sub-zero weather. Could it be that they are afraid they will be deported from the US under the Donald's racist policies?

Those Manitoba perogies draw the desperately hungry from all over the World in any conditions. They Schmeck!
 
davesmom
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I don't see any common Canadian values any more. Of late each group has its own values. There is no real Canadian identity that fits all.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by davesmomView Post

I don't see any common Canadian values any more. Of late each group has its own values. There is no real Canadian identity that fits all.



That implies that there used to be. What were they?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

That implies that there used to be. What were they?

If she doesn't get it, I can't explain it to her. I recommend emigration to a better place, for that one.
 
Remington1
#27
In terms of my values, I would definitely point out freedom to live in peace, be able to accept that people have the right to live differently than me (LGBTQ, same sex marriage, pro choice), respect for the people that fought and died for my right to say I have Canadian values, and I appreciate that I'm able to live in a country where I can earn a good living for my family. I have much more values than listed here and my values are very much Canadian, and I am clear what they are.
 

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