February 14, 2016

Learning English or French "too burdensome" for new Canadians? "Then don't come."

Rebel Staff
 

Columnist Candice Malcolm talks about why the federal Liberals are making radical changes to Canada's language requirements to accommodate migrants.

Currently, new Canadians have to pass a simple French or English test to become citizens, but Trudeau's Liberals want to get rid of that.

"Our language requirement is one of the reasons Canada has a successful integration model when it comes to immigration," says Candice.

If you look at countries in Europe that place no obligations on immigrants, the result is ghettoization, unemployment and any number of social ills.

Candice tells us what she thinks is behind this dangerous proposal.

WATCH our entire conversation HERE.

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commented 2016-02-19 11:09:12 -0500
I bet they’ll teach them how and who to vote for !!!
commented 2016-02-18 02:41:17 -0500
I wish we did more to enforce the laws of English and French in this country, maybe then I could be understood at the Tim Hortons drive thru again. When I was growing up in this country a “clear command of the English language” was EXPECTED to even consider applying for a job. Now.. pfft. I supported the refugee program last year, but the more I see going wrong here the more I think it is time that we re-examine our Refugee and Immigration Laws.
commented 2016-02-17 20:26:11 -0500
I seriously think Chinese should be made an official language in B.C. and at least in the City of Toronto. It reflects reality and it’s good for international relations.

China recognizes English as official in at least Hong Kong, and Portuguese as official in Macau, and the country benefits from the international links the local fluency in these “foreign” languages afford.
commented 2016-02-17 16:56:48 -0500
We have a lot to gain by being far more selective about the immigrants that we let into Canada.
commented 2016-02-16 19:48:32 -0500
Oh good, language issues. Quebec either gets humiliated or humiliates Trudeau.

Grab the popcorn!
commented 2016-02-16 17:30:56 -0500
It will be interesting to see how all of Quebec, with their language police, react to the federal government policy of not giving a crap if these refugee imposters do not make an attempt to learn at least one of our two official languages. Trudeau must be really out to lunch as he is now crapping in his own back yard.
commented 2016-02-16 16:22:28 -0500
Rebelator2,
Asking immigrants to learn basic English (or French) is not a huge terrible burden. If it is then obviously they should be seeking a country that is easier for them to acclimatize to. I am repulsed by the fact that the Liberals think we should totally destroy the last vestiges of Canadian values and traditions to accommodate all those that come here. I know a number of people that immigrated to Canada and their first priority was to learn basic English, to get a job, support themselves – but they are considered old school, they believe in earning their keep. Times have indeed changed because the Liberals believe that all newcomers should not have to learn even the most basic of the language, should not be self-sufficient, but rather the newcomers should be fully supported by the welfare system and live in publicly funded housing in enclaves particular to their language/religion for their entire life. Progressive Liberal thinking (all three words are oxymoronic when it comes to these socialists) will eventually result in the total destruction of English Canada paving the way to “Someday A One World Order”. If you think “Someday” will never come then think again. “Someday” always comes, perhaps not in our lifetime, but it does eventually come. Someday we will walk on the moon …. Someday we will explore the universe … Someday we will be able to cure diseases that plague mankind… Someday we will make global communication easier (the internet) … Someday …
commented 2016-02-16 14:53:09 -0500
High school.
A Dutch girl, the daughter of a recently arrived immigrant farm family, showed up in January. Could not speak more than a few words of English but more fluent in writing or reading the language. By June she had the highest final exam marks in the class except for English which was in the high sixties. That was real immersion for her and vital for the farming success of her family.
Times change.
commented 2016-02-16 10:46:45 -0500
Is it just me, or is MacCallum looking much browner these days? He’s starting to look muslin but I guess that is to be expected, when you butt kiss the enemy on your knees, 24/7.
commented 2016-02-16 08:17:32 -0500
I came to Canada in 1963 with my mother whom never had the opportunity to attend school in Italy, I at 12 years old could not speak a word of English. We made Canada our home as there was much more here than where we came from. Mother who is now 90 still has a problem speaking fluent English. The point I’m trying to make is that we adapted to Canadian culture for the most part, I married a beautiful Canadian girl with Scottish background and still married after 42 years. I worked all my life, paid taxes and I was able to retire at 57 after working for 42 years. So people that come to Canada and wouldn’t let go of their culture will never adapt. These new immigrants are well known for not adapting. I have never been back to my old country, there is really nothing there and Canada has offered me and my family so much more.
commented 2016-02-16 04:07:07 -0500
Canada already is known for broken English spoken by most of the Immigrants and Caregivers who became Canadian Citizens within 3 years .Worst,many kids grow up with Nannies who can barely speak English and now this !

So Canada is not Canada anymore ?
And does not have mutual language anymore!?
And will no longer be an English Speaking Country !?
Are we going to wear long sleeves and cover our heads too ?
Will girls be gang raped too!?
commented 2016-02-16 00:25:04 -0500
Toronto already has ghettos representing many 3rd World Countries on the planet; that’s why it is correct not to give refugees citizenship until they learn the basics of our language , preferably English and not the dying language.
commented 2016-02-15 21:35:24 -0500
Thanks Hyacinth, you are correct. I should have said that they don’t pay much in taxes. And if they are buying things with the money given to the by the gov’t, how much are they really paying in tax? When I mentioned ghettos, I was referring to what has transpired in Europe. Hopefully we would not experience the problem to the same degree here in Canada. Buttt, Ontario has had an ongoing problem in terms of Muslims trying to implement Sharia Law. In 2011 62% of Muslims in Ottawa expressed a desire to live under Sharia Law. Over the next 20 years, the Muslim population in Canada is expected to grow by 183%. With approx. 1.25 million Muslims living in Canada now, and growing rapidly, the whole face of the country is changing rapidly. Make no mistake, when critical mass is achieved, things will get very nasty. When we look at Muslim countries around the world, we see nothing but turmoil. We should not expect anything better here. We may be OK but our children are in for one hell of a ride.
commented 2016-02-15 18:54:40 -0500
Chris Mack,
You are mistaken on “People in ghettos don’t pay taxes”. In the housing projects (or however you want to refer to publically funded housing) while it is true that they do not pay property taxes and taxes on their income they are however subject to HST as is every consumer across Canada(Natives – see Rev Can). HST tax on certain foods, HST on certain services, HST on household items, things of that nature.
commented 2016-02-15 12:47:54 -0500
Chris Mack – spoken like a two faced Liberal or are you a confused NDP money sucker, smoking too much mary jee wanna?
commented 2016-02-15 11:44:16 -0500
The fact is that people who come to Canada who do not speak the language cannot integrate into our society. The ones who will not learn the language are even more of a problem. They ghettoize and continually remain recipients of gov’t cheques paid by taxpayers like you and me. Just look at Europe and see how it has worked out for them. It is also difficult or impossible for people who don’t speak our language or do not accept our values to integrate into our society and to work if they insist on wearing a type of clothing that makes productive work difficult.

It costs a lot of money to teach these people the language, but a prerequisite to them becoming Canadians must at the very least be a willingness to learn the language.

People in ghettos don’t pay taxes. They do however consume services. The Liberals, under the guise of benevolence, are looking for people who will vote for them. New immigrants are Liberal voters. It is also a fact that they have many more children than most Canadians and consequently are able to obtain critical mass in a few generations and are thereby able to get into gov’t in order to forward their long term agendas and have even stronger access to the public purse.

Can anyone name me one Muslim country which we would call a success story according to our western values of democracy, free speech, freedom of religion and respect for women’s rights and the opinions of others? I can think of none, not even Turkey.

Meanwhile, young Trudeau (as Hyacinth has clearly stated) is walking in his father’s footsteps. He is an economic disaster. He doesn’t have a clue. Yet, he still finds time to continually badmouth the last PM, who he doesn’t hold a candle to.
And people like myself who have spoken up against Trudeau’s activities are called losers, bigots, racists and islamophobes.
commented 2016-02-15 11:19:55 -0500
If Trudeau is the answer, how stupid was the question?
commented 2016-02-15 10:51:15 -0500
James Spalding commented
“Could someone please tell me why the West seems so bent to change all the established rules (some for hundreds of years) for this one group of people, rather than tell them that everyone else follows the law, and they MUST too.”

James, research 1965, the United Nations International Convention on All Forms of Racial Discrimination which is the starting point to the madness that all western countries are now suffering from, i.e.: what it was about, who was involved, what countries were involved, who signed on when, what it evolved to over the decades in each country, etc. Then look to the present and research who is currently holding seats in the UN and for what. The trail of bread crumbs is rather fascinating. In regards to Canada go back to the first term of Pierre Trudeau.

“Mr Trudeau , I say to you , If you cannot respect the Canadian peoples to listen , then vote on your personal beliefs then you sir need to step down.”

Our sentiments exactly but however it is wishful thinking only John John, it will not happen, dictators never leave willingly. Think of Pierre Trudeau’s parting words after a reporter asked “any regrets?”, his response was “I regret I won’t have you to kick around anymore”. The Liberals do not care one iota about Canadians, want proof – see Ontario, want proof – read Pierre Trudeau’s past policies. It is all about power and money. The Trudeau Dynasty and the Liberal Party and their advocates cares not a whit about you or I or Joe Blow down the street or that of future generations, they only care about their own cronyism, their own pockets, their own comfortable future. If there was not such an outrageous salary, perks, and gold plated pension do you seriously think many would choose the profession? What does it tell you when a large number of politicians are/were lawyers?
commented 2016-02-15 09:33:55 -0500
And it is a folly on the PMs’ part to push his personal beliefs on the Canadian Peoples.

Consultation , consensus , referendum are the markers the PM must follow when his vision is one that will forever change the way Canada is for generations to come.

No one person , PM or otherwise should have the precedence to change the landscape of our great country simply by thinking/wanting it.

Mr Trudeau , I say to you , If you cannot respect the Canadian peoples to listen , then vote on your personal beliefs then you sir need to step down.
commented 2016-02-15 09:24:11 -0500
Could someone please tell me why the West seems so bent to change all the established rules (some for hundreds of years) for this one group of people, rather than tell them that everyone else follows the law, and they MUST too.
commented 2016-02-15 09:18:47 -0500
Everybody who lives in Canada will learn English or French without having to be forced to do it. It has happened that way for 200 hundred years. Italian, German and Ukrainian(and countless others) immigrants couldn’t speak any English and they are all integrated perfectly now.
commented 2016-02-15 07:22:22 -0500
Yvette Mozol commented
“Incredible!!! Furthermore, are these immigrants not expected to find work & stand on their own two feet or does Trudeau & McCallum want these people to be on the dole at taxpayers’ expense for the rest of their lives? What else is coming down the pipe with this gov’t. Nothing positive from this gov’t whatsoever, only doom & gloom & it’s getting downright depressing. I will be emailing my MP, that’s for sure & hopefully the rest of you will also & if nothing changes, keep going at it.”

Yvette,
Nothing that can be deemed truly positive came from Pierre Trudeau’s time in office so why should it be any different with his son running the country? Pierre was an economic disaster, buried Canada in fiscal woes for decades. It was due to his policies that unelected bureaucrats were given more power to effect Canadians more so than they once did. His multicultural policy changed the rules as to who was allowed into the country. His Charter of Rights have enabled the systematic destruction of Canadian Culture and Tradition and has given criminals more rights than the victims. Liberal cronyism was rampant during the Trudeau era, (we witness the exact cronyism wherever a Liberal has power, i.e.; Ontario) and now again federally. And yes Yvette, Junior & McCallum want these people to be on the dole at taxpayers’ expense for the rest of their lives because dependence fosters servitude and loyalty – the more dependent they are the less likely they are to vote for someone else (must keep the gravy train running). Yes, Canada is back alright, back to the old Liberal stench of cronyism, fiscal mismanagement and outright hatred of anything remotely traditional. Canada has returned to its former Liberal glory of laughing stock on the global stage. The world knows with a Trudeau at the helm Canada is nothing but an ineffectual doormat and thus can be ignored and ridiculed. Proof – Junior not being invited to the discussions against ISIS.

OTTAWA — Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.”
commented 2016-02-15 02:37:44 -0500
Yvette. I sent a note to the Governor General on his web site. I doubt if his lackey’s will forward it to him but you never know. They say that they will respond to most enquiries. I listed all the nasty crap I could think of that the musloids are doing in Europe and bringing to Canada. David Johnston is a decent guy who is also smart and I think he also has a conscience.
commented 2016-02-15 02:25:00 -0500
Incredible!!! Furthermore, are these immigrants not expected to find work & stand on their own two feet or does Trudeau & McCallum want these people to be on the dole at taxpayers’ expense for the rest of their lives? What else is coming down the pipe with this gov’t. Nothing positive from this gov’t whatsoever, only doom & gloom & it’s getting downright depressing. I will be emailing my MP, that’s for sure & hopefully the rest of you will also & if nothing changes, keep going at it.
commented 2016-02-15 01:52:07 -0500
Chris Mack. Go lick some NDP boots. They need all the help they can get plus they love boot lickers.
commented 2016-02-15 01:34:56 -0500
Rich use of the English language here. Kudos. I can sense that you’re awfully bright, aren’t you.
commented 2016-02-15 01:31:17 -0500
chris mack commented 5 mins ago
You guys are either too stupid to understand a little satire or you’re a couple of trolls.

Go fuk yourself.
commented 2016-02-15 01:25:14 -0500
You guys are either too stupid to understand a little satire or you’re a couple of trolls.
commented 2016-02-15 01:20:09 -0500
Chris Mack, you are the bigot…..and a canadiaphobe…..