September 09, 2016

Jobless rate hits 7% — but Trudeau wants MORE unskilled migrants

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate is now seven per cent. Not one journalist has asked John McCallum, the immigration minister, or his boss, "Little Potato," if it makes sense to bring in thousands of low-skill workers from the Third World to Canada right now.

These refugees aren’t PhDs, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Le Devoir says 77 per cent of the ones being dumped in Quebec don’t speak French OR English.

I know a company that wants to hire a few thousand people. It’s called Trans-Canada Pipelines. Add the Northern Gateway and Transmountain pipelines and that’s $35 billion worth of jobs. The Petronas fracking pipelines, and you’re now over $60 billion. Canada’s unemployment rate would fall two whole points.

Then we really would need to import workers — but probably not illiterate Syrians…

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commented 2016-09-12 02:57:40 -0400
Andrew also the fact the government subsidizes the pay for the terrorists , hardly fair to actual Canadians.
commented 2016-09-12 01:33:01 -0400
Andrew a liberal majority and the jobless rate is going up, what is your excuse for that?
commented 2016-09-12 01:32:24 -0400
Andrew why not tell your arguments to left wing fools who say we need more taxes when population grows. That means more people to tax , yet they claim it only means more costs.
commented 2016-09-12 01:30:15 -0400
Andrew Alberta has lost pipe you halfwit, it does not keep up with capacity and some pipe is idle right now, try some damn facts. Alberta was booming last time oil was at this price. And a rig is not the same as a tanker. Maybe get yourself educated. You call others morons, yet you make idiotic comparisons and still will not admit that Ontario’s excuses are now nullified and they are doing bad as usual.
commented 2016-09-12 01:26:43 -0400
Andrew you are pathetic, i know people far smarter than you and what good does a liberal arts degree do? And sorry but only one person can fill a single job, that is reality. Never said the economy stays the same size, but the economy is hurting at the moment, what part of that is above your mental capacity?
All i see from the educated is ignorance and entitlement.
commented 2016-09-11 21:58:28 -0400
The Lieberal immigration policy has always been pretty simplistic. Importing votes has been the objective for close to 50 years.
commented 2016-09-11 21:48:34 -0400
“Clinton Cash” revealed all one has to do to control the American Government or decisions at the UN, is to hire Bill to do a speech, putting cash directly in his pocket and make a larger “donation” to the Clinton foundation so he pays no tax, and suddenly all your wishes will be done. I have to question the reason the “Rebel” works so hard to avoid talking about all this international corruption. Corruption right here in Canada that allowed Putin to monopolize the Uranium market. Or the diversion of so much disaster relief money in Haiti, to make the Clintons even richer.

The silence in our media is deafening and entirely reflective of what Canadian Journalism, regardless of stated political leanings, is really all about. Brown singing all the familiar tunes, tells us he is just about the same old same old, from the other side of the room.

With such an open and available opportunity to prosecute scandalous levels of corruption, It is discouraging to see everyone as a bipartisan effort [global warming?] taking political advantage, while apparently getting along.
commented 2016-09-11 17:27:46 -0400
$4.50 a gallon for gas.oil $45-$50 a barrel.When it hits $100 a barrel will that=$9 a gallon.Why is gas prices so high?would not mind if it was Canadian oil.
Trudeau top 10 best dressed vanity fair.That’s all he cares about.
commented 2016-09-11 13:59:11 -0400
Brent Horton… Very well said and carry on with enthusiasm.
commented 2016-09-11 13:56:22 -0400
Andrew Stevenson… “Socialism only works up to the point where you run out of other peoples money to spend.”
Margaret Thatcher..
commented 2016-09-11 11:39:50 -0400
@leviticus 2013;
I completely agree with you, the problem is the mainstream media.
Only the Rebel, and sometimes RT News covers the important stories that we see on the Rebel everyday.
If the broad spectrum of taxpayers were properly informed via the news, things would change quickly.
Little Potato, Rachel Nutbar etc., will destroy Canada.
commented 2016-09-11 11:39:18 -0400
“Jason Hibbs sorry but we believe in reality. When an immigrant takes a job it takes away one from a Canadian moron”

Perhaps those Canadian morons should have stayed in school so they don’t lose jobs to people with absolutely no qualifications or domestic experience, and often less than working knowledge of English;. I would imagine, at minimum, they should learn how much of a difference a comma makes in the meaning of that sentence.

This is wrong. The economy is not a fixed size, and more workers don’t slice the pie smaller. Rather, they tend to drive an increase in the size of the pie since you have more bakers contributing to it, and typically the pie grows faster than the number of people slicing into it. The way our economy is structured, you simply can’t stagnate yourself to success, especially now that domestic demographics have left us with a workforce that will peak and begin to decline in the next five to ten years.

Re: western separatism, that’s a solution looking for a problem. If your hopes lie in expanding Eastern markets, then the worst thing you could do is put a national border there, nor does it solve the BC problem (Manitoba’s all but abandoned its only saltwater port)

Because the best answer to being totally disappointed and even abused by the energy sector, is to suck up to it even more and pretend it won’t happen again. If tidewater access is the solution, then why is Newfoundland, whose rigs literally float in the stuff, such an economic wreck since the crash? Alberta hasn’t lost any pipelines yet has lost enormous prosperity. If pipelines = prosperity, it should have at worst, maintained 2014 in steady state. The real issues are far more complex. The reality is that shale oil is a higher quality resource, better located, and far cheaper to produce – fracking has effectively rendered bitumen obsolete but for a few niche uses, primarily refineries that already have upgraders installed. You won’t see many more of those installed going forwards. Too expensive when you have a surplus of light, sweet crude that doesn’t need upgrading.
commented 2016-09-10 20:33:13 -0400
The western provinces of Canada should now be considering more than ever separation from the east and lower Canada..
With full spectrum agriculture and full spectrum logging and development and energy we have everything that the world needs and with our present governments we have everything that we don’t need..
As a Western Canadian and a citizen of Alberta I am concerned for the future of this country in the hands of “professional politicians” who have exhibited time after time after time their absolute inability to balance their own checkbook let alone run a province or country.
Time is running very short for the west to save itself from a socialist accident by election.
I know that there is enough of us in four provinces that are mainstream families and people whose goals and ideologies differ greatly then the direction that this country is headed but the biggest problem is to find people that have the time and are willing to make the sacrifices required to save ourselves.
If anybody has any ideas on how to start this by getting a few people under the same roof to discuss and expand ideas that would inspire separation from the tyranny of our present governments I would be glad to donate my time and some resources to the movement.
Any like-minded people please feel free to contact me at
I will reply to all correspondence.
commented 2016-09-10 20:25:07 -0400
Within ten years we will be in the same situation as France – on the verge of civil war. When, not if, that happens, as in France now, we know on which side our own military will be.
commented 2016-09-10 20:09:58 -0400
Jason Hibbs keep on being a leeching class loser. Enjoy your heat attack.
commented 2016-09-10 20:09:24 -0400
Jason Hibbs sorry but we believe in reality. When an immigrant takes a job it takes away one from a Canadian moron. I am smarter than you will ever be, and you are a pathetic loser. And a twerp. By the way secular idiots like you are the champion mass murdered of history. And we do not need you, you need us. LMAO!
commented 2016-09-10 19:18:22 -0400
Jason I am neither religious or uneducated, and I am a realist. Your analysis is flawed if you think mass migration of illiterate Muslims is going to be anything but a drain on our economy.
I must say Jason that your modesty and civility is impressive.
commented 2016-09-10 19:16:36 -0400
@jason HIV;
Your an elite winner alright, still spouting nonsensical BS are we?
Forced immigration/importation of unskilled migrants takes all the level entry unskilled labor jobs from our kids, students, and Canadian born citizens.
These so called refugees also get put on the fast track for job training taxpayer funded programs.
Programs that are supposed to help Canadians get back into the work force after job losses, or injuries.
These so called refugees also get enhanced medical, dental, and other benefits that Canadians have to pay for, the rapefugees get this courtesy of the Canadian Taxpayer.
These are things that crash economies!
Jason, you are a millennial flim-flon man.
Take your elite, smug, bullshit diatribe, and shove it up your ass!
commented 2016-09-10 18:28:20 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-09-10 17:58:02 -0400
Has anyone posted UN Agenda 21.. lately on the Rebel site? Maybe it’s time to do it again. I have invited a few people to check out reality news which is posted here.
commented 2016-09-10 17:20:35 -0400
When you can’t compete, produce, there is no investment, or logical fiscal and monetary policy in place things are crappy. When things are already crappy you don’t need foreign workers or any additional strain on an already suffering economy, or job market.

Jason that would be ‘courtesy’ and used in a sentence for you, ‘You would be doing us all a favour if you ceased and desisted with the pissing contest.’ We don’t care about your academic analysis, as long as it is bereft of any common sense.
commented 2016-09-10 15:31:02 -0400
hmmmm interesting stats Ezra….. about 1000 scientists/technology jobs lost a day under the Liberals right now. Who really having a war on Science here? Has Canada had such a brain drain like this since the Avro Arrow project cancelled?
commented 2016-09-10 15:26:31 -0400

What in the world are you talking about?

To answer some of your questions;

Am I an investor? Yes.
Did I raise a family? Yes.
Am I a business owner? No.
Have I read the most recent stats on welfare recipients? Yes.

Now, I have answered your questions.

Now, do me the same curtosy.

1) where did YOU study economics?
2) As a percentage of GDP, is Government spending high or low, relative to the last 20 years?
3)What is the current defecit as a % of GDP, and is it relatively high or low..

Come on. You can do it
commented 2016-09-10 14:14:24 -0400
This immigration policy will continue until the UN has complete control of Canada and Justin Trudeau has signed off on a small arms treaty much to the malice of mainstream Canadian citizens.
commented 2016-09-10 14:12:37 -0400
@jason HIV;
So you are speaking from your years as a business owner? Right?
No wait you are an investor? No?
Well then obviously you have never been in a Tim Horton’s, McDonald etc?
You know, all the entry level jobs our students and kids used to have, that are now filled by adult migrants? No?
Okay then, so you have read the most recent stats on welfare recipients then? No?
So I guess that means you are another psuedo train car from the Penson/Kelly/Reece/Christensen multi personality homo express?
Get out into the real world, get a job, raise a family, and post some real discussion here!
Rebels aren’t interested in millennial social justice liberal bullshit!
commented 2016-09-10 13:46:39 -0400
@ Jason Hibbs . . . where on the Planet are leftist/socialist/progressive policies working?
Certainly not in Europe, nor in the USA today.
You actually believe the “Camp Councillor” with the Teaching certificate has a friggin clue?
Canada’s future with the lieberals . . . No pipelines, No CNG, No balanced budgets and No healthy private sector . . . perhaps the under 45s that are getting the bill could ALL work for the govt . . . lol
Economics? Conservatives all understand Economics . . . it is the insane left who think they can spend themselves to prosperity . . . and the 1%er PM is a big spender just like ole Dad !
And Jason . . . . the so-called immigrants are no asset to the country . . . see France or Sweden!
The real question . . . will Canada survive the next 3 years ?
commented 2016-09-10 13:24:54 -0400
You obviously haven’t lived anywhere that has a world class health care delivery system. When I lived in France I bought health insurance (for two) for the same price as my annual BC premiums…I was in my late fifties and only required a routine doctor exam. The coverage for the top ranked health delivery in the world, with more coverage than I get in BC.
It’s time we stop trying to be non americans and get the health care we pay for…..go Dr. Day
commented 2016-09-10 12:58:24 -0400
In simple language, things are crappy for several reasons beyond our control, so how much sense does it make to introduce another which is IN our control? We don’t need to introduce what you Jason have referred to as ‘small changes in immigration’ at this time, and unskilled, perpetual ‘takers’ maybe ever.
It is prudent and reasonable to be discerning when it comes to allowing entry into our country. With so much unemployment much of which is the direct result of Trudeau policy, even ‘small changes in immigration’ are pretty hard to swallow right now.
commented 2016-09-10 11:26:50 -0400
I thought all of you right wingers didn’t believe any statistics, especially unemployment statistics from Statistics Canada.

But never mind that.

Small changes in immigration have very little influence on unemployment rates. Unemployment rates are a function of labour market conditions. And yes, immigration does impact labour supply which does impact employment levels.

But factors like export competitiveness, productivity, business investment, fiscal policy and monetary policy are far more important than immigration in determining employment levels.

Those on the far right and far left would benefit enormously from a course in intermediate economics.