September 08, 2015

BUSTED: Leftist myths about Canada's refugee record -- debunked

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

You’ve heard the competing claims: That Canada is one of the most generous in taking in refugees -- and that we are a laggard.

That we have brought in the second most UN refugees, second only to the United States or that we are in 15th place.

So what is the truth?

That depends on how you define refugees.

Are we talking about the people that come through the United Nations refugee system, or the people that show up at your door and claim -- often falsely -- to be refugees?

Trust me: There is a world of difference.

In 2014, the United Nations listed Canada as the second highest for resettlement.

These are the people living in refugee camps in some of the worst parts of the world.

These are the people the United Nations has asked member countries to resettle.

But then you’ve got the oft-cited stat claiming we have fallen from fifth to fifteenth in welcoming refugees. This is the people that just show up at your door and claim to be refugees, you have no way to know if they really are so you have to verify them yourself.

Why would Canada have fallen on that list, but not on taking in UN-sponsored refugees from the camps?

Well, there are a few reasons.

First off: The spike in people seeking refuge due to wars in places like Iraq and Syria. Where do those people go first?

They go to a country nearby. That is part of the reason why so many have ended up in places like Turkey and Jordan. It’s why so many are now going to Europe.

I’m not even talking about false refugees here yet. Let’s assume they are all legitimate, they go to a nearby country. Since about 2002, Canada has been moving towards not taking in refugees that are already in a safe third country.

Why? To stop refugee shopping.

This isn’t a Conservative government idea.

(I mention that because we keep hearing about how Stephen Harper is making our system meaner.)

This was started by Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his then immigration minister Denis Coderre, the current mayor of Montreal – I remember going to the news conferences on this change.

Next, Canada has tightened up the refugee system.

Did you know that in 2007 we suddenly had more than 7000 refugee claims from Mexico? The next year we had more than 9000.

This was years before the drug wars were ripping up the northern part of Mexico. These people were not persecuted, they were not in a life and death situation, they were economic migrants who thought Canada looked like a good place to live so they jumped the queue and claimed to be refugees when they were not.

It didn’t matter: Our system had to process them as if they were refugees until it was proven otherwise.

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, we had a similar problem with Hungary.

Yes, Hungary, a member of the European Union, becoming our top source country for refugees. They were fake but they counted as how many we were taking in even though in that instance most of them abandoned their claims and walked away – because they were fake.

When you stop taking in 9000 fake Mexican refugees, your total number goes down and the Left claims we are less generous -- even though the government is working with the United Nations to deal with bona fide refugees, and that we are still the second in the world for that.

I thought the Left always wanted us to work with the UN? Or is that only if it helps beat up on the government?

Want more proof our system is crazy? Randy Quaid.

Randy Quaid the Hollywood actor claimed refugee status in Canada. He claimed people in LA were out to get him, that there was a conspiracy and he could prove it. It was a crazy claim, taking in a Hollywood actor as a refugee from the United States but our system required it to be taken seriously.

The idea that Canada is anything but a generous country is a lie. We are open and we are welcoming but that doesn’t mean we are stupid.

We need to be cautious. We need to be secure. It is well known that ISIS is looking to exploit the refugee crisis, the real crisis, to export their fighters.

We don’t want them, but Canada has helped resettle thousands of refugees over the last several years from that war torn part of the world, including the thousands of Caldean Christians that had to flee Iraq.

These are the facts. Unfortunately they are facts you won’t hear anywhere else.

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commented 2016-01-31 11:49:26 -0500
YOU DONT HAVE A CLUE WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT I VET THESE FAKE SYRIAN FAKE MIGRANTS & FAKE IMMIGRANTS ALL DAY AND THEY ARE 98% SINGLE MILITARIZED MALES-THEY FAILED ISIS IS ISAL ISIL TALIBAN ALQAEDA (WHATEVER YOU CALL THEM THEY ARE ALL THE SAME) AND HAVE FLED AS THEY KILL THR OWN AS WELL OR THEY ARE SIMPLY JOINING THE ALREADY TRAINED TERRORIST CELLS HERE, SO BEFORE YOU SPEW ANOTHER WORD OF NONSENSE COME HERE AT OUR OFFICES AND ACTUALLY INVESTIGATE IM TOLD ALL DAY TO BE LAXED ON THEM AND ALLOW THEM IN OUR COUNTRY IVE SERVED AND TAKEN AN OATH TO PROTECT, YOU WANT TO FEEL DEMORALIZED? WALK IN MY SHOES FOR A DAY. IM ASKED TO BE MORE LENIENT THEY TELL ME TRUDEAU WANTS THEM IN HE IS BEING ARM TWISTED USED AS A PUPPET BY THE ELITES (TO MUCH TO GET INTO THAT LETS JUST SAY LOOK IT UP LOOK UP NWO LOOK UP FEMA CAMPS LOOK UP DEVIDE NORTH AMERICA INTO SECTIONS AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL ZONES AND AREAS) HE WAS PUT IN PLACE BY THE BILDERBURG GROUP VIA RBC FUNDING & A FEW OTHERS WITHIN THE 13 FAMILY ELITES AND OBAMA GROOMERS IN AUSTRIA 2015 MEETING LAST SUMMER (LOOK IT UP-WE KNEW MONTHS IN ADVANCE TRUDEAU WAS GOING TO BE ELECTED) ALSO WHY DO YOU THINK HE WENT TO DEVOS MEETING RECENTLY ? (AGAIN LOOK IT ALL UP) I ASK YOU THIS QUESTION WHEN THE MEDIA STARTS AVOIDING RADICAL MUSLIM MEN AKA FAKE SYRIAN MIGRANT IMMIGRANTS SHOOTING UP A BAR IN CALGARY OR THROWING THEM IN FRONT OF A BUS SUCH AS IN VANCOUVER OR TWO SEPARATE MURDERS IN TORONTO AND INSTEAD SPENDS HUGE AMOUNTS OF TIME & TAX MONEY DEPICTING WHOLE FAMILIES ONLY ARRIVING HERE SAFELY IN EVERY MEDIA PORTAL OR GATEWAY SUCH AS TWITTER OR FACEBOOK ETC., TAKING STAGED PHOTO OPPS USING THE FEW WHOLE FAMILIES AND INSTEAD THEY ARE ACTUALLY MOSTLY SINGLE MALES 18-35 WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?! ID DO MORE RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATING INTO THIS IF YOU CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY, FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILY AND COUNTRYMEN, TRUST IN WHAT I SAY THEY WANT THEM HERE, THEY NEED THEM HERE, FOR THE COLLAPSE THEY NEED THEM HERE TO CREATE PROBLEMS, SO THEY CAN PROVIDE THE IMMEDIATE PLANNED PRACTICED SOLUTION, DESTROY AND CONQUER, BAIT AND SWITCH SCENARIOS, ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WHOEVER READS THIS YOUVE BEEN WARNED! START PROTESTING ON THE STREETS, SPREAD THE WORD ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT GET IN THE POLITICIANS FACES IN EVERY LEVEL (THEY ALL KNOW) AND ESPECIALLY OUT ON THE STREETS, MEDIA HAS ITS LIMITS, YOU MUST GET OUT ON THE STREETS & CHALLENGE ALL OF THESE PRESSTATUTES & JAWHORENALISTS IN THE MEDIA, FORCE THEM TO COVER THE REAL STORIES, THE REAL NEWS, NOT JUST NEWS GATHER MAKE THEM REPORT THE TRUTH, TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW & TO DO THE SAME AND LETS KEEP THEM OUT OF THIS COUNTRY IF YOU WANT TO RECOGNIZE IT! CHALLENGE EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY TO DEFEND OUR VALUES AND CULTURE YOU WILL LOSE WHAT YOU DONT DEFEND! NO BORDERS NO CULTURE NO COUNTRY! MAKE SURE YOU BUY A PORTABLE GRAVITAL PULL WATER FILTRATION UNIT AND 1-2 YEARS SUPPLY OF BACK UP GMO FREE ORGANIC 25 YRS SHELF LIFE BACK UP FOOD & FOR GOD S SAKES, WHATEVER GOD YOU BELIEVE IN, ALSO STAY AWAY FROM ALL VACCINES! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND GOD BLESS CANADA AND STOP BELIEVING THE MEDIA GO TO MICHAEL SAVAGE SHOW, OR ALEX JONES, INFOWARS, OR PRISON PLANET TYPE OF PLACES FOR REAL NEWS, REMEMBER, EVEN THOUGH AMERICAN NEWS AND SITES I PROVIDED, YOU MUST LOOK AT WHATS GOING ON TO THE SOUTH OF US AS WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THE USA HAPPENS HERE ALL THE TIME, RIGHT AFTERWARDS, DONT TRUST THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA/ MSM IS DEAD!
commented 2015-09-14 15:32:31 -0400
Foreign Affairs Department – re refugees but the LEFT says we’ve done nothing
  • Canada has been supporting humanitarian efforts in Syria and neighbouring countries since the beginning of the conflict provoked by the regime of Presiden Bashar al-Assad.


**Canada has allocated 503.5 million in humanitarian assistance funding which includes support announced by Minister Christian Paradis on January 7, 2015, and a contribution announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on January 24, 2014, while in Jordan.

With Canada’s support, relief items were distributed to more than 3.25 million people in Syria. Food assistance was provided to up to 4.16 million people inside Syria, and 16.5 million people were given access to clean water in Syria.
*
With Canada’s contribution, school materials were given to 162,00 children in Syria and critical psychosocial support was provided to 20,000 children. In Jordan 52,000 conflict-affected children and youth were able to attend child and adolescent friendly spaces, 36,000 conflict-affected women and men were provided awareness sessions on preventing and responding to violence, protection, referral, and sexual and gender-based violence
**In Lebanon, Canada supported non-formal education for 9,170 conflict-affected school-aged children and life-skills education, as well as literacy and numeracy to 7,140 at risk adolescents
Foreign Affairs Department – re refugees
  • Canada has been supporting humanitarian efforts in Syria and neighbouring countries since the beginning of the conflict provoked by the regime of Presiden Bashar al-Assad.


**Canada has allocated 503.5 million in humanitarian assistance funding which includes support announced by Minister Christian Paradis on January 7, 2015, and a contribution announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on January 24, 2014, while in Jordan.

With Canada’s support, relief items were distributed to more than 3.25 million people in Syria. Food assistance was provided to up to 4.16 million people inside Syria, and 16.5 million people were given access to clean water in Syria.
*
With Canada’s contribution, school materials were given to 162,00 children in Syria and critical psychosocial support was provided to 20,000 children. In Jordan 52,000 conflict-affected children and youth were able to attend child and adolescent friendly spaces, 36,000 conflict-affected women and men were provided awareness sessions on preventing and responding to violence, protection, referral, and sexual and gender-based violence
**In Lebanon, Canada supported non-formal education for 9,170 conflict-affected school-aged children and life-skills education, as well as literacy and numeracy to 7,140 at risk adolescents
commented 2015-09-14 15:30:23 -0400
The Liberal media doesn’t report the correct info on purpose. I would suggest the refugees should really have a dangerous situation to escape from before they leave their country. Apparently, half the refugees are only Syrians. The other half are very thing else. That is dangerous and I thank God for PM Harper to not cave into the NDP and Liberals demands to just pick refugees from the ground and put them on a plane. This would be asking for real trouble!! T. Mulcair said he never even though about the danger of it all! This man actually want to be a PM? God help us!
commented 2015-09-12 21:22:32 -0400
@michael Crowell…..
The media has been doing this for over thirty years now at least and we are stronger now as a nation as we ever were before. I don’t think the leftist media have that much control over all Canadians. I don’t personally know anyone who actually watches CBC, CTV, Global, etc…. unless they are leftists, which believe everything they see, read or hear and can’t think on their own. Useful idiots!
There are many of us who are able to discern truth from fable and use the grey matter that God provided us with.
commented 2015-09-12 21:16:34 -0400
From Canada Free Press http://canadafreepress.com/article/75107?
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How many refugees have the Gulf States taken in? In fact, so-called “brethren nations” of Syria—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Quatar and others have not accepted a single refugee. What gives? Why aren’t these oil rich, co-religionist nations helping their suffering brothers-in-arms?
The main reason is— they do not have to. It turns out that none of the Gulf Nations signed a document called the “1951 U.N. Refugee Convention”— therefore they are exempt from accepting refugees into their nations. How fortunate for them.
our mainstream media sources have yet to reveal these facts. As with all issues related to immigration policy, there is more to the story than meets the eye. At present, what the eyes of Canadians are witnessing is far from a complete picture. The fact is, political correctness, candidate posturing and vote-pandering are playing a pivotal role in the general perception of the refugee crisis.
The refugee situation may well impact the entire world, however this does not mean the entire world is responsible. Until this is properly understood by the Canadian public, the Syrian refugee crisis will function as yet another weapon in the hands of Canada’s politically correct, pro-immigration contingent.

end Quote

Some Western Nations are being hoodwinked by Islam….Canada is not one of them though. All refugees coming into Canada are scrutinized for terrorist affiliations and criminal activity they may have been or are involved in…..even if the UN has said they are legit. We do our own background checks to make sure. This is part of the reason why Harper had Bill C-51….it gave our CSIS more powers to do this. CSIS is working with the Israeli Intelligence Agency to get pertinent info. that we may not necessarily have available to us by other means.
Harper will not be allowing these refugees in without looking fully at them…….He knows that ISIS could be amongst them and we don’t want them in Canada!
commented 2015-09-12 20:39:15 -0400
Frankly when I look at the Canadian political situation and the lack of objective media coverage, the Left will destroy us. If you don’t believe me just wait. We are doomed as a Nation.
commented 2015-09-12 10:34:36 -0400
It has become obvious through the ample evidence presented in alternative media that we are being played by the corporate media on the migrant issue. They are serving a political master in their portrayal of this migrant invasion as “refugees”. True refuges represent a small percentage of the hordes invading Europe – these “Refugees” did not seek asylum in the neighboring Islamic state of Saudi Arabia which has ready comfortable accommodation for 3 million of them – they do not make the shorter journey to Russia which has vast resources and open space. They are certainly not seeking TEMPORARY asylum as there is a large amount of them bearing forged documents and seeking citizenship.

Judging by the intent an displayed behaviour/attitudes of these migrants it is not an overstatement to say that they threaten the long term sustainability of Europe -why is the corporate media pimping this as a good thing – cui bono?
commented 2015-09-12 02:18:26 -0400
I wonder how many Canadians have a ‘gut feeling’ about the refugee crisis?? We’re starting to learn now that not all these migrants are by definition, ‘refugees’. What we’re seeing instead, is a flood of migrants from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, who are taking advantage of the chaos in Europe. Call them what you like, but I call them opportunists. Another thing we’ve all noticed are the numbers of military aged men that are calling themselves refugees.

Here’s where the ‘gut feelings’ come into play. First of all, if Syria is such a dangerous place to live, and I believe it is to some extent, why are these men leaving behind the most vulnerable; women, children, and the elderly? The point is, the most vulnerable cannot be in the most dangerous part of Syria. Assad and his forces still maintain a stronghold in Northern Syria, and that’s where most of the holdouts are likely located. They certainly wouldn’t be holed up in a war zone.
Another thing that puzzles me, is the number of current and projected numbers of male refugees, and their potential to be defenders in Syria and Iraq. If Angela Merkle of Germany is prepared to accept 800,000, and other countries are prepared to receive 200,000 (rounded off to1 million), that represents a highly sizable number of fighting men. And lets not forget the Kurds and Iraqis that also add manpower against ISIS. I’m not sure of the size of ISIS’s forces, it could be anywhere between 40,000 to 60,000. Now do the math – 1,000,000+ defenders, verses 60,000 terrorists. With the aid of coalition air forces, why is ISIS still winning such a lopsided fight??? Maybe it’s time to rename these refugees ‘cowards’.

Finally, and another ‘gut feeling’ I have, is the idea of bringing in as many refugees into Canada as fast as we can. Since most refugees have no way of identifying themselves (I hear they are throwing their passports away) how are immigration officials going to know who the bad guys are, and who are the legitimate refugees. ANYBODY can say they’re refugees, all you have to do is throw your identification away. Justin wants to bring in 25,000 migrants immediately, and Mulcair wants to bring in a whopping 46,000!!!! To Canadians that have been following events in the Middle East, and Europe especially, know in their gut, that this could be a disaster. Admit it. YOU KNOW muslims don’t play well with others. My gut is churning with foreboding.
commented 2015-09-12 01:22:36 -0400
The “crisis” really only blew up for the west when they showed those drowned babies. Initial reports from the CBC had Harper himself throwing them overboard but then, reluctantly, they had to back off and SOME truths emerged.

Personally I think Kurdi KILLED his wife and kids. He described them drowning “and I had to let them go” after he saw them “bleeding from the eyes.” News for you buddy. People DO NOT bleed from the eyes when they drown. The man is stupid and came up with something he thought was relevant to drowning. He LIED. More recently it appears he was part of the refugee smuggling ring!

As far as REAL refugees go. WHY after SIX YEARS of civil war is it only a crisis NOW?

WHY aren’t these “refugees” going EAST into Saudi, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan etc etc where they can stay within their own culture?? WHY ONLY WEST into Europe and USA/CANADA??

WHY are 83% (estimates made at train stations and docks) SINGLE fighting age muslim males – no women .. no kids? WHY??

The road to (our) hell is paved in good intentions. You can feel sorry for Christians and Yazidis etc who ARE being slaughtered by ISIS but the rest of them… ?? It doesn’t take a genius to see MOST (not all) MOST of this is an INVASION. To think anything else is either being BLIND or dangerously naive!!!

Shiny pony and tommie the commie are in a BIDDING WAR to claim the most refugees hoping the blind and the naive WILL vote for them. Hopefully Harper does NOT jump on that bandwagon and recognizes how close Merkel is to being LYNCHED by her own army over her promise to take in 800,000 more “refugees.”
commented 2015-09-12 00:07:33 -0400
A prominent African politician said a few days ago:
“I am appalled and deeply embarrassed over the so-called refugees swarming into Europe from Africa, they are not refugees, but are the scum of Africa, human waste, and they will ruin beautiful European cities…….”
They are indeed doing just that, while yelling: “allahu akbar!”
commented 2015-09-11 21:31:43 -0400
I am tired of talking about those Syrians they should stay and fight for there country.
commented 2015-09-11 21:28:21 -0400
Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley hasn’t done a single thing to get our economy going in Alberta. I think she waiting for the Federal NDP to get in so they can advise her on how to run the Government here. Brain dead Bitch
commented 2015-09-11 20:43:12 -0400
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, And Iran – all the muslim countries EAST and South of Syria – have taken in exactly ZERO of these so-called “migrants!”

Today, the Ottawa Citizen’s Mohammed Adam only said about this telling lack of support: “They could do more…” – he just couldn’t bring himself to point out that damning “ZERO!”

And WHY is this? BECAUSE THIS IS AN ECONOMIC CONQUEST, OR HIJRAH, as mandated by their Qur’an; these people are, as Ezra has noted, all military-age, fit and robust young mean from between 20 and 30. Once established permanently in Germany and the West, they will call for their extended family members, thus increasing their numbers and the burden on Western economies by at LEAST a factor of TEN.

HARPER SHOULD TRUMP THE LIBERAL’S “COMPASSION NARRATIVE” BY TAKING IN EVERY LAST SYRIAN YEZIDI AND CHRISTIAN Arab-speaker – and then employ them in CSIS to spy on our muslim enemies!!!
commented 2015-09-11 20:41:18 -0400
Westerners presume that muslims have been taught from birth, (like said Westerners have,) that facts, logic and science actually matter.

But muslims have been taught from birth that the will of “allah” trumps any and all logic or principles any mere stupid humans could come up with. The Qur’an repeats: “Only allah knows; you do not know!”

So, their inculcated, indoctrinated set-point response is always: "Screw logic! If Moe said Gebril said “allah” said do something, then that alone is what they have to do and obey – or else! CAPISCE?!"

Further, muslims have also all been trained and socially conditioned by their crime-culture, inculcated and indoctrinated from birth to believe that God Himself wants and expects them all to lie: all the time, and to everyone, and in any and all situations. This is something Westerners simply cannot believe, yet it’s true.

Now, we may realize that it’s the perfectly natural human default position of everybody to initially deny anything new, but while most civilized people would say, politely: “What do you mean?” (to stall for time) or “I find that hard to believe; please prove it!” today’s feral trolls have been abused with the false notion that being offended or having their feelings hurt, or just being surprised by something, is an illegal attack on them, so they usually respond with a shallow lie; (their denial is expressed as a war of equally valid opinions) as: “Not it isn’t!” and/or “No it doesn’t!” and then they double-down on their initial lying reaction, and make them selves look proudly stupid. And then there’s the muslims liars, who actually go out of their way to make something nonsensical up from the beginning – which usually involves greeting all new ideas with false enthusiasm, and endorsing them with lavish promises of compliance – which are, of course, immediately forgotten and abandoned. Because human desires don’t count, inshallah.

And leftists love muslim lies because they are exactly the same as the liberals’ ones: criminal extortion.

People naturally ALWAYS react to new information first by rejecting and denying it.
They can do this politely (“I find that hard to believe; please prove it?”) or rudely, as do most feral liberal trolls: “No it isn’t! No it doesn’t!” and then double-down on their lies, but their most insidious response is the slanderously pre-planned one of automatic Submission – where a muslim or liberal will grin and nod and agree with everything anyone says to them, enthusiastically making exorbitant promises they will never keep!

Over a thousand years of pretending the violent mass-murdering bandit-king Muhammad was always right has created their “culture” of automatic lies and presenting a pleasant facade and image of peace over the truth of any doubts they ever have. They live in a state of automatic Submission to terror and lies.

“Yes, yes, of course, my very good friend! Whatever you say, I agree with it! Yes!”

Anyone who’s ever had interactions with Arabs or has liberal relatives knows it, too.
commented 2015-09-11 16:21:27 -0400
Finally some common senne from the Media
commented 2015-09-11 11:05:56 -0400
We need you in mainstream media Ezra. .There are no journalists or news media outlets in this country. ..only leftist propaganda. Thank you for all you do…you’re a shining light of intelligence, adding some balance. And that’s the kind of day it was…For selling cornflakes anyway.
commented 2015-09-11 10:21:40 -0400
Look to Europe and its turmoils if you want to see the motives and fall-out of old socialist immigration policies. At the planning/control level the socialist oligarchy has no humanitarian motive for its “open borders” policies. Its about revenues.

Firstly, the socialist oligarch triumvirate of media-academia-bureaucracy feel insulated and this not in direct competition with the unskilled diaspora they invite in to compete for jobs and resources. Their think gravitates to pure self interest – these old socialist vampires have been feeding on a host population which has reacted to heavy taxation by not having replacement families, thus the tax base is shrinking. Oh horrors! How will these old Left vampires keep themselves in their lush sinecure and expand the nanny state when the revenue base is contracting?!?

Why we fling the doors open to 3rd world migration – come on in unslilled migrants, we’ll put you to work in underpaid service jobs and you will provide the socialist vampires with fresh red corpuscles (tax revenues) to feed on and a reliant voter base always begging to expand the welfare state. We don’t care if you are unskilled and superstitious religious fanatics which are incompatible with the secular socialist host culture and live in self-imposed ghettoization. We don’t care if your radicals rape and kill with impunity for their “god” – just keep sending in the tax returns and vote for us and we will have the perfect socialist vassal-liege lord relationship.

Eyes on Europe (particularly the ME migrant smuggling route destinations of Germany, France and Sweden – the largest social welfare states.) Watch the socialist oligarch’s planning unravel when even they cannot contain the single minded tribalism of the new arrivals and they organize to undermine the existing power structure by electing their leaders who want to erect an Islamic caliphate to displace the socialist EU.
commented 2015-09-11 07:10:57 -0400
If Canadian voters are stupid enough to vote for NAZI PIG MULCAIR / NAZI PIG AND STUPID FK TROODO, then you get what you choose, including a 25% HST.

Right Ontario? How’s that NAZI PIG WYNNE working for you?? And that stupid twit PIG NOTLEY. How’s that working for you Alberta??
commented 2015-09-10 21:49:52 -0400
Brian, you seem to like to cherry-pick the data that you use. So to enlighten your readers, I completely agree with you when you wrote, “Did you know that in 2007 we suddenly had more than 7000 refugee claims from Mexico? The next year we had more than 9000”. However, you do not elaborate further, you simply leave your argument at that. This is quite misleading since it makes it seem like Canada took in 9000 refugees from Mexico in 2009 (or 7000 in 2007) since there were that many claims. You further mislead your readers when you wrote, “When you stop taking in 9000 fake Mexican refugees, your total number goes down and the Left claims we are less generous”. The part you forgot to mention in all of this is how many of these claims were actually accepted. If you look at the actual figures from the IRB, you will see that only eight of those 9000 Mexican refugee claims were actually accepted. This means that only 720 of those 9000 were actually accepted. As you mention, Mexico does have a lot of drug and gang violence so to think that there were 720 legitimate Mexican refugees is not unthinkable. Brian, I know you write to appease your audience but if you are going to try to report facts and figures, provide the entire story, not just the cherry-picked stuff that fits with the agenda of the day that you are trying to push.
commented 2015-09-10 18:13:17 -0400
According to reports from the EU, 75% of these so called refugees are men and over half of them are not Syrian. The media, supported by Trudeau & Mulcair want to open the flood gates and let them all in to Canada, with no checks or balances, so the left can feel better about themselves. The likelihood of this turning out to be a Jihadist trojan-horse scares the hell out me.
commented 2015-09-09 21:35:53 -0400
Hey Brian, good exposé
commented 2015-09-09 21:33:24 -0400
hey Brian, good exposé.
commented 2015-09-09 19:32:56 -0400
Dave Bainard said: “Why is it that most of the video clips and pictures of these refugees are full of young men and very few women and children? Those young men should be back fighting for their country or are they just an advance force for their jihadist movement?” Dave. You nailed it!
commented 2015-09-09 14:50:51 -0400
I took the liberty of reading the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee’s column (or could be called angry screed) against Harper and his perceived inaction concerning the crisis. I for one would like to see a head to head debate or discussion between him and Brian. While I would not look for a knockout punch to be delivered, but I would certainly like to see facts and common sense (most likely shown by Brian) versus this loud, emotional event the drive bys have created over this.
commented 2015-09-09 12:21:35 -0400
To those who think that these people will benefit Canada because “they will work hard and pay taxes” here is an example of what will happen if we open our doors to these “refugees”

Sweden’s 16.5% foreign born muslim population use 66.4% of the nation’s government financial assistance. The cost of housing these foreign born is escalating out of control.

Netherlands: 50-70% of former Muslim ‘asylum seekers’ live permanently on welfare. Of the former asylum seekers with a Syrian, Iraqi or Eritrean nationality more than half collect government assistance.

Australia: Muslim jobless rates twice the national average.

80 % of the 50 million Muslims in the west are on welfare.They contribute nothing, they high crime rates, they have the highest rate of welfare fraud and financial crimes.
Muslims arrive as refugees or illegals and deplete the wealth from the west to such an extent that it’s a threat to the security and financial stability in the west. The welfare paid in EU is adopted to the income levels of workers and the cost of living in the EU. Welfare was never intended as foreign aid to enable mass immigration to Europe, but welfare is the magnet which pulls in millions of muslim immigrants to Europe.
commented 2015-09-09 10:55:01 -0400
Good to see some common sense being shown about this whole refugee crisis. Thanks, Brian, and to those who posted sensible comments. I agree that the Liberals and NDP are maliciously using propaganda to paint Mr. Harper as being cold-hearted. Very few Canadians have the time or inclination to do the research needed to refute what the mainstream media is spewing out. Many are like sheep being led to the slaughter! And, our lives will change drastically if either the Liberal or NDP form government!
commented 2015-09-09 10:33:02 -0400
Ross Voss, good article.
While 75% who stepped on European soil were men,13 percent are children and 12 percent women.

“And only a slight majority, 51 percent, of the refugees are Syrian. The remainder are from all over the Middle East and North Africa and many have purchased the passports of dead Syrians.”

The Christians are afraid to go to the UN refuge camps full of Muslim (mostly) men.
We are being played. We have to utilize some discrimination.
Not to, is not sane or logical.
commented 2015-09-08 21:59:12 -0400
Why is it that most of the video clips and pictures of these refugees are full of young men and very few women and children? Those young men should be back fighting for their country or are they just an advance force for their jihadist movement?
commented 2015-09-08 21:15:56 -0400
Anyone remember the ‘Trojan Horse’?