The media, the Liberals and other self-appointed elites (even though those groups are often interchangeable) would have you believe that any discussion of Canadian values and immigration is inherently racist.
Polling shows these folks are in the minority.
A Radio-Canada poll this week showed that two-thirds of Canadians support some version of values screening. Another poll, conducted by an Atlantic Canada firm revealed two-thirds of east coasters are also in favour of screening.
The head of an immigrant services group in Nova Scotia said that even asking people about Canadian values is offensive.
“I think asking the question comes from a place of misunderstanding and of fear,” Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia’s executive director, Gerry Mills, said to Metro. “Just asking the question, I think, instills in people that perhaps immigrants don’t share Canadian values.”