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Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: intrepid

I'm old enough (a teen in the 70s) but was not paying any attention.

We have Somalian and Sudanese refugees here now where I live.
It has enriched our society, as well.

I was in college at the turn of the decade (76-82)....had lots of foreign friends. Egyptian, Indian, Pakistani, etc


ah the somalians and sudanese. What an enrichment, we have some 50.000 in tiny Holland as well, govermental statistics show that after two decades still 70% is on welfare and have an extremely high violent crime and drug record. You can do the maths of costs. And now applaud the 25.000 welfare receipients eventhough Canada has big debts and probably more than enough homeless and poor.. it seems like a slap in the face of the canadians. People tend to forget that in the western world we dont have factories anymore where we used to dump all low skilled labour a few decades ago, what are these people going to do for a living? > professional freeloader.




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: DeusImperator

I understand about off-shoring. It happened here, too.
It wreaked havoc all over the USA. Still - these people were bombed and chased out of their homes....and considering who all have been doing the bombing (not Canada so much, but a little).....
what are they supposed to do? Curl up and die?

Is money more important than human desperation?

In the big picture, I think not.
Just my opinion.

edit on 11/25/2015 by BuzzyWigs because: hmm. I guess "wrought" is the wrong word...



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Nuthin but love for ya Buzzy, nuthin but love.

And I hope you can convince your hubby to drag his butt this way... if he's anything like you, Canada will fit you fine folks like a glove !




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: DeusImperator

It is a slap in the face to our own disadvantaged. We aren't doing enough for them let alone 25,000 that probably wont be working in anything but a low level service sector job in a couple of years, if then.

More likely they will be still mastering the language. But don't argue with the bleeding hearts swayed by one sad photo of an unfortunate child, there are only several hundred million children dying each year in abject poverty and squalid conditions, where are they on these families?

My position on the matter may seem hard hearted, but reality really is a b*tch people.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Like I said. I would have NO problem seeing refugees come to my country provided it's the women & children first. The single 25 y/o males can just forget about it. I'm glad Justin made the right decision here. He even went further than I expected by giving the GBLT community an express pass over the others. Christians get one too I think.

Many of them are being settled on Vancouver Island, a far cry from the desert sands of the middle east. With giant cedars, water falls and lush rain forests, I can live vicariously through them as they witness nature's awesome beauty for the first time. Anyone who gets placed there has literally won the lottery and I couldn't be more happy for them.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: Unity_99




No one did this after the last world war. Its far too costly amongst other things. And dangerous for both the refugee and country.


That's because most of the "refugees" died in the holocaust or as non-combatants during the war itself.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: Cynic

We have starving people here in the USA, too - homeless, unemployed, addicted, disenfranchised.

I am sympathetic to their plight as well, Cynic.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Right?!!! I wish I could be placed there as well.
Anytime, Canada, anytime.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Don't buy house in Vancouver BC, the housing market there has inflated big time. Could crash anytime.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: FlySolo
Many of them are being settled on Vancouver Island, a far cry from the desert sands of the middle east. With giant cedars, water falls and lush rain forests, I can live vicariously through them as they witness nature's awesome beauty for the first time.


Lived there for 6 years. It's definitely the warmest part of the country. Wettest too.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

I guess you voted for Harper then.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Could be worse. You could be living next door in Indiana.

On topic, good for Canada! I bet people who claim their country can't afford X amount of Syrian refugees fail to realize their country takes in refugees from all over the world yearly.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I can only hope we don't end up with 25,000 more in about 2 years.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: Cynic

In fairness, that's 10 Billion deficit dollars going into crumbling and neglected infrastructure; new roads, an improved, greener energy grid and expanded public transportation; not to mention reinvigorating a shambling corpse of a navy, which is really good since we have the longest coastline of any nation on Earth. Austerity is good only so long as your roof isn't leaking and your furnace works.
edit on 25-11-2015 by Orwells Ghost because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

If you wish to know who is behind mass immigration in western countries search Barbara Spectre and Sweden. Steven Harper for a long time pushed the zionist agenda. His legacy is the Hate Law which destroyed Free Speech in Canada.
The new PM, a dumbed down version of dad, is advancing that agenda bringing in a new wave of immigrants to inundate the country with a hodge podge of culures which will wipe out any underlying cultural identity and cohesiveness the country once had and enjoyed. It is almost a game of one upmanship where succeeding administrations try to inflict more damage on the country than their predecessors. What once, was a great nation has been systematically stripped of its heritage and is moving in the direction of a 3rd world economic wasteland.
The Canadian population is hyper-delusional, believing themselves to be exceptional when nothing could be farther from the truth. They embrace multiculturalism even though it inevitably destroys their anglo-saxon and french heritage, work ethic religious beliefs and standard of living.
The common sense notion that Immigration should be designed to bring in missing skill sets and fill any voids needed in the economy has long since been cast aside. There seems to be a mistaken believe fostered by Justin's dad that what the economy needs for growth is more consumers which will result in a rising standard of living. That hasn't worked out too well for countries like Bangladesh.
The irony is that the majority of Canadians see mass immigration as a plus for the country. Gook luck Canada with your 25,000 new Canadians. Hope they fit in!



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: Cynic
Trudeau and his cabinet and civil servants are too busy dealing with his pet projects to change their tack anytime soon.

Good. They are what got him elected, and Steve handed his arse.
I'm proud that we're stepping up, and I will be chipping in for a local group to bring a family in.
...and just like anywhere else, Canada has generous people, and it has those who are driven by anger and fear (which is why Steve-o still got 99 seats).
Everybody else is just happy we got Canada back.
edit on 27-11-2015 by JohnnyCanuck because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct

originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Yep - my ideal spot would be Banff.

So - what is the best, most non-biased news source for Canada - anyone??


Banff isn't in British Columbia, but it's still beautiful. Average cost of living in Banff is high because A) It's a resort town; and B) Albertans have higher wages on average than the rest of Canadians.

Go for a coastal town in BC, buy a tiny cabin.


That will still cost you a measly 200,000, or perhaps 300,000.

BC is filling up fast, it seems everyone wants to come here.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 09:52 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

We DO have some screwed up laws. My mother(CDN citizen) can't get a visa to travel to England.... where she was born. That was under the last government though so we'll see.



This has to do with ENGLAND, that is not a Canada side issue.

I have seen this with a good many who were born in England and soon the families moved to Canada.

Usually it has to do with the fact the parents had freshly arrived in England and then left quickly for Canada....it appears that is causing huge problems with a certain bunch of forms.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Don't buy house in Vancouver BC, the housing market there has inflated big time. Could crash anytime.


Are you kidding ???

People with MONEY are coming here in droves for the last 30 years, and faster than ever.

This area will NEVER crash, it just isn't feasible with the amount of people wanting to buy property here.



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