Re: More Needless Multiculturalism Problems From ImmigrantsMar 8th, 2011
They were in block settlements in rural areas because for one reason, there was plenty of land to farm and Canada needed farmers on a vast empty prairie. In those days they were expected to stay separate, they were considered inferior because they weren't British. The Canadian identiy was not in flux and open to discussion like it always is now with multiculturalism. They were brought in for a job and the idea of them getting govt assistance was not considered. They were so fricking busy working amd trying to survive they didn't have time to worry about keeping their culture. Because they had no plan at all to return home.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Oh, the population fear. I think it's totally bogus. Like the constantly "looming" labour shortage. It's never now, its always coming. Fear fear fear. Think about it, we need third world labour to survive as a country? Maybe if we didn't have seven levels of EI, then a few more jobs might look inviting to people not inclined to work.
I remember one population forecast years back that our population would be zero in a few centuries without immigration. Total BS. Yet the media keeps repeating this nonsense over and over again. A big lie is being produced here.
Now the immigration issue might be bigger because after only three years Canadian citizenship can be acquired. This is not a commitment. Five to ten years is a commitment. Plus people travel outside Canada and we can't tell because they enter the USA...
As for the population problem, you have apparently overlooked the fact that Canada's population has not declined precisely because of immigration. In other words those who predicted an aging and declining population were right; only immigration has kept it in check. Take away the several millions of immigrants that have arrived in Canada in the last few decades and Canada would suffering a population crisis exactly in the way predicted.
As I mentioned before; the only thing needed to turn any immigrant group into a part of mainstream Canadian culture is time. I am old enough to remember many East European immigrants still dressed in their traditional costumes, just as we see a few Muslim immigrants dressed in their traditional garb. Today you don't see anyone of Ukrainian or Polish descent wearing babushkas or dresses that reach down to their ankles. Likewise, many Asian and African immigrants have abandoned their traditional clothing and dress pretty much the way most Canadians do. Give immigrants one or two generations and miraculously they turn into Canadians.