December 09, 2016

Canada’s Syrian refugees twelve months later: Troubling trend developing

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

We’ve passed the one-year mark for the first batch of Syrian refugees in Canada, meaning that those who have been here for longer than 12 months are no longer able to claim federal government support.

The idea behind the program is that within a year, refugee families would be able to get a solid enough grasp of the English language and a foundation in their communities to find work and make Canada their new home.

For whatever reason, that hasn’t happened.

Numbers out of New Brunswick show that just 20 per cent of refugees there have found work. Of that, one quarter of the jobs are seasonal, while the remainder are long-term full and part-time employment.

Considering that the jobless rate for the general population is 8.7 per cent, this means that the unemployment rate among refugees is more than nine times that of the rest of the province.

For those that don’t have work, they fall on social assistance, which doesn’t really have an expiration date.

New Brunswick's post-secondary education, training and labour minister, Don Arseneault, said in a CBC interview that the province knew this day would come and was always prepared to take over payments, but he still hopes for more federal government funding to deal with language training, which has been rampant with gaps across the country.

In British Columbia, even though refugees have been coming in for a year, the province still hasn’t dealt with the housing shortage—meaning that refugees are still being put up in hotels in the absence of other housing.

When Justin Trudeau greeted the first wave of refugees at Pearson Airport, he told them, “welcome home.” One year later, for the majority, all that’s changed is which level of government is writing the cheque.

That isn’t the Canadian way.

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commented 2016-12-12 08:55:42 -0500
Terry Gain. If I recall correctly I started referring to the idiot in Ottawa as “Trudope” when he was advocating legalization of Marijuana to get the pothead vote………
commented 2016-12-12 08:48:16 -0500
I see Cameron Robock gave up threatening The Rebel with the criminal code (incorrectly cited) and is now resorting to deflection and lies. Such a Troll.
Either Jay Kelly has a new alias or a new friend.
commented 2016-12-12 02:59:57 -0500
Same ratio as with the Irish and with the Philippines for the first year. So what is Ezra really doing with this article… trying to create more hate. Since 65% let in were children and some families with children only have one parent working…. So again Ezra is trying to create more hate.
commented 2016-12-11 22:06:09 -0500
No, I am not a leftist. But after listening to that interview, I am starting to think the green party were right to support boycott divestment and sanctions on Israel.

I encourage all of you to listen to Andrew’s interview.
commented 2016-12-11 18:12:32 -0500
The one year expectation was unrealistic. It’s hard to know whether Trudope was lying to win support for this idiocy or just being as stupid about this as he is about most other things.
commented 2016-12-11 18:09:54 -0500
Rick Plesnik
I have been using the moniker Trudope for about one year. When did you start using it, if you remember. I wish everyone would use it since it suits Just In perfectly.
commented 2016-12-11 14:23:40 -0500
Trudope is banking on the takedown of local communities to enable his Sharia dictatorship!
commented 2016-12-11 10:57:52 -0500
Is this the same Anonymous who claims it is not a lefty?
commented 2016-12-11 03:37:26 -0500
Hey Andrew, I know you read these comments. I have something off topic to tell you. I listened to your December 5 show, where you interviewed the lawyer from the green party who was in favor of boycott divestment and sanctions. After listening to that interview, I am now in complete support of boycott sanctions and divestment. Before that, I never knew how evil Israel was. Now I am upset at myself for not voting green in the last election.

Maybe Tiffany can listen to that interview, so she can learn the full story of what is happening in that part of the world.

Keep up the great work. I hope you invite that lawyer back soon!
commented 2016-12-10 22:52:18 -0500
The most meaningfull thing that Canada could possibly do in this conflict…is provide those children with a safe space to leave islam… many imams have admitted…if it were not for the death penalty for apostacy….islam would have died out long ago.
commented 2016-12-10 14:05:48 -0500
bravo zulu! good to see you back! Merry Christmas to you and your family! safe travels in the new year!
commented 2016-12-10 13:15:31 -0500
Canada had another warning that this 83% unemployment would happen with 30,000 Refugees. A year ago Marine LePene from France, when asked her opinion said, “Canada is crazy”.
commented 2016-12-10 12:57:12 -0500
Shebel Raj—-Good idea, there should be limits on Welfare no matter what your race is.
21 hours ago——Patti Gardner told us of the Sask. family (from Syria ?) receiving $120,000.00 a year from Welfare.
commented 2016-12-10 11:58:44 -0500
David White – Backatchya’!!
commented 2016-12-10 11:34:16 -0500
Ah a em uh ah um, "lets bring in a bunch more liberal voters, ah um a, ok John.

“hiccup hiccup, sounds hiccup like a good idea, Justin. After you’re done that joint please pass the scotch.

commented 2016-12-10 10:17:51 -0500
This business of handing out ‘loot’ to make people breed more, made sense until Canada started to bring in copious quantities of welfare type, useless, people that only pray and fuck. There should be limits on the welfare— I will be generous -up to 4 kids – we give you money— more than that then get a job.
commented 2016-12-10 10:01:31 -0500
A bad idea from the start, poorly planned and violently executed by the Liberal Government. The consequences will no doubt be costly for these lost people; and the Canadian tax payer.
commented 2016-12-10 09:37:41 -0500
Hyacinth commented 15 hours ago
Bravo, glad to see you are back. You were missed.
Thanks – home for a few days.

Where I work in the desert I can read the site but not comment.

I will be back on the road again ins a couple of weeks.

commented 2016-12-10 08:20:38 -0500
A typical federal government feel-good programme, dropping the consequences elsewhere after the photo ops are done.
commented 2016-12-10 03:06:41 -0500
Kevin Brown GOOD, Canadas Anus , ooops i mean Toronto deserves them.
commented 2016-12-10 02:30:22 -0500
At the end of the day most of the Muslim Syrians will end up in the Muslim ghettos of
Toronto ,where else will they go Sudbury ?
And they will all be on welfare and living in TCHC
And John Tory who helped sponsor a family and thought how wonderful it is and for everyone to spooner one will be crying the blues .
No money. No money will have to put more tolls on the road .
Can’t believe to stupidity of Torontonians and the idiots they elect .
commented 2016-12-10 02:18:16 -0500
I would not want to group all Syrian refugees in the same boat .
I would image the Christian ones are doing well ftting in and the Muslims not .
Would be interested in seeing the stats on the number of Christians vs Muslims
And the number in those groups that end up on welfare
This Christian family has assimilated 100% during their time here
commented 2016-12-10 01:40:03 -0500
Canada would have had MILLIONS more Canadians if there were abortion laws.
Read the stats

Over 52,000 of these babies would have been 42 years old now. Maybe one of them could have been a better PM than we have now.
commented 2016-12-09 22:41:13 -0500
Over $300M to bring in 25,000 refugees, who speak neither English or French, families with 5-6 children each & more in some cases & now Trudeau & MacCallum are washing their hands of the whole thing & throwing the problem at the provinces. With that in mind as well as 80% of them jobless, lack of housing, instead of halting this insanity, no, they are planning on approx 45,000 more for next year.
Since Trudeau’s been elected, all revenue monies collected from taxpayers has gone to help foreigners, the Muslims, the Haitians, the Africans, the CBC, also pay the enormous expenses of flying around the globe several times to attend climate change conferences, seminars, etc, Trudeau’s vacations, Monsef’s so called Committee meetings across Canada re our electoral system & on & on & on. This gov’t seems more interested in helping the rest of the world than their own citizens.
How much did that state dinner for Biden cost, probably more than enough to help buy groceries for a year for a few people who don’t have a job right now.
commented 2016-12-09 22:07:27 -0500
Ron Joseph commented
“Hyacinth—It is the Provinces that take over the cost after one year of the Feds paying. However The Municipalities will incur many new expenses such as doubling their Fire Fighting Capacity for the days that the Migrants protest.”

Depends on what social services are required and what province. Each province allocates only so much in funds for each municipality, the shortfall is picked up by the cities themselves. Over the years more and more financial responsibility has been shifted to the cities (municipal level). When the city has financial difficulties, the social programs are ususally the first to be scaled back.

A very basic outline:
commented 2016-12-09 20:53:15 -0500
So JustinCompetent rushes in an unmanageable number of refugees to feed his ego, without a workable plan of action for their settlement , plays hero because he’s so noble and caring, and even has the US VP kissing his ass, but then dumps the responsibility and the escalating enormous, accelerating cost off onto the Provinces, and likely damages the lives of not only the debt ridden Canadian electorate, but also the lives of the legitimate refugees who came here with the hope of a better life. What a disgusting and thoughtless fool.
commented 2016-12-09 20:52:23 -0500
Hyacinth—It is the Provinces that take over the cost after one year of the Feds paying. However The Municipalities will incur many new expenses such as doubling their Fire Fighting Capacity for the days that the Migrants protest.
commented 2016-12-09 20:24:30 -0500
One can only hope that a good cold Canadian winter is enough to convince them to go back home.
commented 2016-12-09 18:46:36 -0500
Sure a lot of moaning and complaining and yet Trudeau is still in office destroying this country. Who in their right mind would bring people that hate the west to Canada. who in their right mind would bring ANYMORE here when after a year on 15 % if that are employed. Canadians should not be footing this bill. It’s time to have Trudeau removed from office….STop all the talk and do it. Your children and grandchildren are going to pay a heavy price by people just TALKING about this……all the time the so called PM will be lining his pockets for his own family. Wow Canadians wake up….
commented 2016-12-09 18:32:45 -0500
Bravo, glad to see you are back. You were missed.