Why aren't immigrants welcome in Alberta, Canada?


Ron in Regina
#121
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Racism is everywhere.... I could write a book about the racism ive experienced from Natives in Northern Saskcatchewan and Manitoba..... La Rounge, La loche, Areas around thompson and you know what ive still met good folks in these areas... Regardless of the rest of the trash.... Some reserved some not...


Oh.....La Loche. Isn't that an armpit? Been there 1/2 a dozen times, &
that was 1/2 a dozen times too many.
 
FreedomCanada
+1
#122
Itís been a long journey becoming Canadian. As a Briton who immigrated to Canada when I was 12 years old turning 13, I was very surprised on how beautiful Southern Alberta was. Yet, Iíve actually been in Canada longer than I ever was in the UK now; however, I still get the local rednecks confronting me like Iím fresh off the boat, and theyíd say things like ďGo back to your home countryĒ when they hear me speak. Donít get me wrong, some people have been very welcoming, but I can say this as a white Canadian that Southern Alberta can be a very racist. I come from a diverse area of acceptance and appreciation in this world, and in Europe we love all ethnicities. For those who want to visit Southern Alberta, you have to know that Southern Alberta is located on a bible belt, and one of the main religions here is Mormonism. To be honest I didnít know what a Mormon was until I moved here. This society WILL alienate those who are not members of their church. This is why they call Southern Alberta the North Utah, is because of the Mormons. With all due respect to those of other religions, Iím sad to say this, but the LDS community believes that people who have colored skin are cursed by God unless you convert. To me, this offends me. It offends my colored friends and especially my main circle of friends. So how can we determine what Caucasian here belong to what religion? So yeah, thatís why youíll find people in Southern Alberta glair at outsiders differently. (E.G) Those from Quebec who live in Southern Alberta get the same treatment as the British Immigrants do. However, those who want to visit Southern Alberta in 2017; youíre in luck because this place is slowly but surely becoming more diverse. Though, this was my experience, and Iím sure everyone will have a different one. I see my case like this - itís easier for a white person to be racist to another white person because they donít see it as racist. Again, we have to remind ourselves that thereís only one race, and thatís the human race, and if you come to visit, youíll have a brilliant time and scenic adventure to wherever it is youíre going. Though, Iíve gotten to experience being a victim of white on white racism in Alberta the day I moved here, and Iím willing to share this as a person to help holidaymakers voyage across Canada safely, so if youíre an outsider, youíll immediately be noticed by the locals. Maybe theyíll look at you because they are generally interested in you. But understanding the different societies of white people here, Iíd highly recommend, because of the prejudice of the separated religions, but donít get me wrong, not everyone here is rude. I must say the societies who accepted my differences were the Native Americans. The times I spend with them has compensated for the hatred that Iíve received from the white people here, I learn more and more about the beautiful things regarding the societies, land and history of Alberta.
 
Danbones
#123
Funny thing about the red necks:
They are just the last wave of weaponized immigration

Just ask the previous bunch that was here prior to them
 
MHz
+1
#124
To much experience with the deadbeats that came from Ontario and Quebec the last time the doors were opened for 'workers'.
 
Curious Cdn
#125
"What we are most united in out here is our mistrust of Ottawa and Liberals,..."

... and Easterners and those Newfoundlanders everywhere, and EVERYONE from Ontario, naturally or QUEBEC! ... and those drug smoking hippies out on the West Coast. Saskatchewan is okay as long as they aren't Cree or Blackfoot or want to stay here and steal our oil money. Manitoba is probably okay as long as they didn't live too close to the Ontario border and as long as they are Christian ... but not Catholic.
 
PoliticalNick
#126
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"What we are most united in out here is our mistrust of Ottawa and Liberals,..."

... and Easterners and those Newfoundlanders everywhere, and EVERYONE from Ontario, naturally or QUEBEC! ... and those drug smoking hippies out on the West Coast. Saskatchewan is okay as long as they aren't Cree or Blackfoot or want to stay here and steal our oil money. Manitoba is probably okay as long as they didn't live too close to the Ontario border and as long as they are Christian ... but not Catholic.

Really we just hate everything east of Winnipeg.
 
Curious Cdn
#127
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

Really we just hate everything east of Winnipeg.

That's a good summation.

...even those so-and-sos from Prince Edward Island. Spuds ... lobsters ... transfer payments ...
 
Kathie Bondar
+3
#128
That is not true. Alberta jobs require skilled people, such as f. e. people with engineering or medial degrees. We have plenty of Asian office cleaners and pizza deliverers already
 
Angstrom
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by Dervish_Khan View Post

Venerable residents of Alberta,

I have come to realise, after careful observations and analysis, that most local people in Western Canada seem to oppose, if not, disvalue immigration. This, in my humble perspective, is rather poignant and unfortunate. However, what is even more tragic is the fact the prevalance of reported cases of racism and discrimination seem to be quite high in those areas. Now, you may not be content with immigration, but resorting to incivility by promoting racism is unacceptable.

Presumably, there are descent and liberal-minded people in Alberta, etc., but the great majortiy, based upon the general outlook in Toronto, is, in various ways, either involved in or do condone acts of discrimination. For instance, a few years ago as I was driving on my way from Toronro to Vancouver, I stopped at numerous coffee shops to sip some tea and, being the only "brown" person in the coffee shop, I immediately drew the attention of the entire crowd all of whom were of European descent. That time I spent in Alberta was, by far, the most profound and shocking time of my life. Only then did I realise that those glamorous and rosy images of Canada that we were so elated to see were not a reality in certain parts of the country.

Most Canadian born don't like them too. Its why we sent them to Alberta
 
JLM
#130
Could it be because there's insufficient resources to look after their home grown people? "Charity begins at home".
 
B00Mer
#131
Vancouver is the best city in Canada, why settle in Alberta... move west young man to the Best Coast..
 
Curious Cdn
+3
#132
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Vancouver is the best city in Canada, why settle in Alberta... move west young man to the Best Coast..

... and bring your sacks of gold bullion, too for that first and last months rent.
 
JLM
+2
#133
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Vancouver is the best city in Canada, why settle in Alberta... move west young man to the Best Coast..


Nah, give me Calgary any day!

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

... and bring your sacks of gold bullion, too for that first and last months rent.


And to plug parking meters!

Quote: Originally Posted by Kathie Bondar View Post

That is not true. Alberta jobs require skilled people, such as f. e. people with engineering or medial degrees. We have plenty of Asian office cleaners and pizza deliverers already


What are f.e. people? Medial degree?
 
B00Mer
#134
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

... and bring your sacks of gold bullion, too for that first and last months rent.

Condo is very reasonably priced in Langley..
 
Jinentonix
+1
#135
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Vancouver is the best city in Canada, why settle in Alberta... move west young man to the Best Coast..

Considering the Cascadia fault line is about 65 years overdue for a big one, I wouldn't live on the West coast if you gave me a 7 figure job and a free house. I wonder what the housing prices will be like once the city is under 10ft of water.
 
Durry
#136
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Considering the Cascadia fault line is about 65 years overdue for a big one, I wouldn't live on the West coast if you gave me a 7 figure job and a free house. I wonder what the housing prices will be like once the city is under 10ft of water.

Great point, yep, they are way over due.

Everybody says how great it is,,,,until the big one happens, then it's a different story
 
JLM
#137
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Considering the Cascadia fault line is about 65 years overdue for a big one, I wouldn't live on the West coast if you gave me a 7 figure job and a free house. I wonder what the housing prices will be like once the city is under 10ft of water.


Yep, and if you want an idea about how bad it will be check out what happened on Jan. 26 1700.
 
Curious Cdn
#138
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Condo is very reasonably priced in Langley..

It's half way to Tacoma but I guess that it fits the broader definition of "Vancouver". Imagine being a young, cool Millennial stuck in Langley.
 
tay
#139
Seems some Calgarians take their buses seriously..........


A Calgary woman running to become a school board trustee says she's been the victim of racist death threats on Facebook that reference the killing of an anti-fascist protester in the U.S.

"I'm still in shock, for many reasons," said Nimra Amjad, who is running in the upcoming municipal election to become a school trustee in Ward 3 and 4.

"You don't expect this kind of thing to happen in Calgary. For it to be so violent and imply death is just something you don't expect, and I'm still processing that," she said. "It's very terrifying."

There were two threatening comments left on Amjad's Facebook campaign page, and a private message was sent to her personal account.

The comments were made in a post where people were discussing the CBE cutting bus services for kids in some specialist programs in Calgary.

In the first comment, Amjad was called a racial slur and asked what right she has to run for office in Canada.

The post threatened that the neo-Nazi Aryan Guard group, which has been active in Calgary in the past, would find out where she lives, telling her to "beware."

Another post read: "you will be lying dead on the street like Heather Heyer." Heyer is the 32-year-old protester killed after a car plowed through a crowd in Charlottesville, Va. where white supremacist groups and counter-protesters violently clashed.

more

Racist death threats linked to Charlottesville violence aimed at Calgary school trustee candidate - Calgary - CBC News
 
Danbones
#140
We know the white supremacist types in the states are mainly run by the FBI, that has been proved in court several times, charlottesville not being a likely exception to that considering the actual facts.

Who's to say we aren't being divided the same way up here.
 

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