April 02, 2016

WATCH: Ex-ambassador busts myths on refugees and immigration to Canada

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

Former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria as well as diplomatic posts in London and the Caribbean  speaks to ACT For Canada March 31 on the facts and the myths of immigration and refugees to Canada and what it means to our future.

The Q&A which followed had some very interesting questions and statements. This part will be added as soon as it is edited.

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commented 2016-04-04 18:04:08 -0400
“I guess people aren’t hurting enough yet, but by then…..”

You’re right, LISA ROSIE. And I hope I am very wrong on this, but I’ve come to the conclusion that any thought of protest, rebellion, or even just standing up and speaking out against stuff that is plain wrong has been chronically/terminally suppressed in the vast majority of our citizenry.
commented 2016-04-04 17:53:37 -0400
“…know Lorne, Lew and Allan”

Indeed! I could tell them apart, too. ;)
commented 2016-04-04 17:11:12 -0400
The larger the percentage of muslims in a country the more damage they do. Three years ago 3% of the Canadian population was muslim. This was a figure that doubled from the previous 3 years or so. This is 3 years later so I would guess Canada’s population is at least 4 or 5% muslim. This is not looking good at all for us. If you haven’t noticed, the muslims are causing much more trouble in Canada and it needs to stop. They will out breed most Canadians and they will bring in all their sickening family members, maybe a few professional beheaders. Are you getting the idea? We do need to raise our voices and complain, but to who? Where I live, there are 3 muslim mp’s who wouldn’t give me the time of day even if I was lying in a ditch and bleeding to death. Things do not look good at all. (Did I mention this before?) Trudeau and the entire liberal government has to be impeached for treason.
commented 2016-04-04 15:21:35 -0400

Wondering if you are a grad from GDHS and know Lorne, Lew and Allan
commented 2016-04-04 14:55:57 -0400
Your post Jamie Macmaster definitely makes me pause and reflect. Its true the objections are loud at first but then seem to die off, as seen with the Ontario sex-ed demonstrations. Gathering people of ‘like’ mind doesn’t add up to much when they are easily bought off and abandon their convictions.
I guess people aren’t hurting enough yet, but by then…..
commented 2016-04-04 09:33:20 -0400
“…wish we could organize down here in eastern Ontario.”

Wish you luck, ROBERT RAYMOND. Back in 2005 and 2006 Shawn McRae and myself put a couple of hundred tractors on Hwy 401 to protest provincial legislation such as the clean water act. Then we worked with Randy Hillier (pre-MPP days) and Jack MacLaren on the Queens Park farm protest for the same cause. We also blockaded the Conservation Authority offices in Manotick and helped organize a few tractor convoys to Parliament Hill.

Here’s what happened: the BSE crisis was going on at the same time and corn prices were low. The federal government promised to compensate farmers for their beef price losses due to the BSE scare, and the provincial government started talking to the farm organizations about a risk management program (tax dollars) to boost corn prices. To make a long story short, that was good enough to take the protest out of at least 95 percent of the crowd. There was no more grumbling about the land-use restrictions, compliance expenses, and property devaluations caused by the Clean Water Act, the Provincial Policy Statement on Land Use, or the Endangered Species Act. They were bought off. As my brother said at the time, “You could fly the hammer and sickle from the ******* Peace Tower, and as long as there was a cheque in the mailbox, they wouldn’t give a shit about losing their land or their freedoms.”

Hence, my cynicism about the protesting and fighting qualities of ordinary Canadians, ROBERT. All those property-grabbing bills with their regressive powers of entry, search and seizure were passed into legislation unchanged from their original form, with, I might add, the approval of many Conservative MPPs. And in the intervening years I have watched dozens of other terrible pieces of legislation and regulations (Green Energy Act, Benny-the-Diddler’s Sex Ed program, etc.) pass into law with nothing but (maybe) a few scattered protests here and there.

As I type this the citizens of a neighbouring municipality (Prescott-Russell) are dealing with the prospect of huge wind farms in their back yards. They fought a (seemingly) successful battle last summer and successfully reversed the decision of their sneaky council which had given the wind projects approval behind closed doors. Now their local Liberal MPP (who the vast majority of them voted for) is telling them, “sorry folks, your local council can’t stop it, the projects have to go ahead because Toronto says so.”

Given my observations over the past 10 – 11 years about the fighting qualities of your average working Ontario guy/gal, I’m betting he’s right.
commented 2016-04-03 22:41:34 -0400
Ron C when these people you voted for are beating you to a pulp or raping your families women then remember you wanted that. And don’t look to any of us for help, i will not help people like you against these fanatics. You deserve everything they do to you.
commented 2016-04-03 18:55:29 -0400
Good comments, wish we could organize down here in eastern Ontario. Are you a local boy?
commented 2016-04-03 18:23:18 -0400
There might be a way to raise hell with the CBC as well as any other MSM outlet.
Remember Miracle on 34th Street?
We could organize a concerted effort to swamp MSM’s, Dustbin Justin’s, Piggy Wynne, Immigration Canada, the senate with as much email as possible so that they get a clear message from the regular citizens that we do not want all these Muslims in our country. We could also hit our local representatives with a similar tactic.
It’s a long shot but, short of a military coup or assassination, the only way to get the attention of these Fools on The Hill and the idiots in MSM.
commented 2016-04-03 16:31:21 -0400
“Yes, we’re going to have to raise a little hell, but don’t minimize the power of social media.”
“Raise hell with the CBC? With all due respect sir, the CBC will simply block those voices! "

LISA, I (only) half-jokingly say that “petition” is just an old Cree word meaning, "long list of people who don’t want to be warriors. It is my observation that social media (blogs, forums, tweets, etc.) is in the same category – it provides venting opportunities and a feeling of solidarity, but achieves nothing constructive as far as reversing or stopping rotten government. I’ll even take it step further than that: the advent of social media has been counter-productive in the sense that it has provided people with a quick, painless and anonymous alternative to taking meaningful action. Witness the useless platitudes pouring forth from our little Bunnykins of a prime minister.

That is not to say social media doesn’t have a use (from an organizational perspective it has been a godsend), but ultimately change is achieved by boots on the ground, not tweets in the ether.

And RICK, you’re right to a certain extent – CBC (or CTV, Global, for that matter) certainly doesn’t want to hear discordant voices. But it is extremely difficult to block or censor honest opinion on open line shows. A host might get away with it a few times, but if enough people call in with an opposing point of view, well, they can’t all be “cut off”.

Where the parasites (and their useful idiots) have the advantage over useful folks is that the former have no reservations about putting boots on the ground, voices over the airwaves, or writing letters to Editors and MPs – the latter are too cowardly, too lazy, or too comfortable to do the same. So until we get up off our couches and find sufficient anger and backbone, things will only get worse.

The western world is in the shape it is in today because good people are allowing it to happen. Rotten politicians, declining standards and security, and corrupt systems are just symptoms of “that” problem.
commented 2016-04-03 13:11:39 -0400
The elephant in the room is Muslims do not demonstrate a wish for assimilation into the host country, only conquest and submission of the already present populations!

Raise hell with the CBC? With all due respect sir, the CBC will simply block those voices!
commented 2016-04-03 12:40:43 -0400
37% of Canadian’s voted for boy Trudeau’s immigration promises. Harper’s immigration policies were more thought out but were still bringing in too many Muslims for the demographic of the country. It makes no sense to bring in huge numbers of people who follow the same ideology which is the antithesis of what Canada stands for.

Yes, we’re going to have to raise a little hell, but don’t minimize the power of social media. If it didn’t send the powers that be into fits they wouldn’t be censuring, sicking the PC police on us or taking us to the HRC. We have their attention, and the next election will be key, as this American election will be key. It is absolutely imperative that a republican get in the White House this time around. Or we are all in very big trouble. Last call.
commented 2016-04-03 12:02:28 -0400
A very good distinction between immigrants, refugees, and asylum speakers. Most supporters of our current government have no clue about the difference, nor care. The MSM are the biggest cause of this by not doing their job of reporting facts without bias.
commented 2016-04-03 12:02:01 -0400
" The people of Canada should have some say" in immigration policy."
We did in the last election.

True enough, RON CHRISTENSON. And the majority (NDP, Liberal, Green voters) are obviously okay with the current state of affairs – and as Mr. Bisset said, all of the political parties are responsible in one way shape or form for maintaining the status quo.

His closing remarks are really the ones that count – when he said that ordinary Canadians, if they want to change things, are going to have to learn to raise a little hell. And that just ain’t going t happen. Canadians are quite content with the notion that marking an X on a scrap of paper every four years is the only contribution they are allowed when it comes to voicing their concerns.

It’s easy to leave comments (usually anonymously) on blogs and forums, pissing and whining about the state of affairs – but it is all wasted energy as far as achieving anything constructive is concerned.
commented 2016-04-03 09:43:26 -0400
The money statement here is that unrestrained mass migration and the resulting social/cultural problems are a symptom of “failed national leadership” – it is a leadership which devalues its own citizen’s interests over those foreigners it is accommodating.

Money statement #2, is that the media is complicit in the information blackout/disinformation needed to limit discussion on immigration reform. Where have you ever seen in a Canadian media outlet the definition of refugee and the proper refuge status adjudication process? We are being lied to – to cover up a hidden government agenda.

Money line #3 – Immigration standards were keyed to need, and focused on applicant skills, essentially selecting self sustaining people – until Chretien changed this to virtually open standards. And the costs of accepting so many “refugees” is great enough it will never be recovered by their productivity.

We (taxpayers) have been/are being damaged by this unrestrained migration agenda – and we are being lied to about the agenda behind it because it has no net benefit to the nation.
commented 2016-04-03 09:32:17 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented 8 hours ago
“Only in dire circumstances should we take these people out of their countries”

" The people of Canada should have some say" in immigration policy.

We did in the last election.
commented 2016-04-03 03:04:30 -0400
Add to the failed examples of Europe just look at the middle east. It has been a hornet’s nest of activity for hundreds if not thousands of years. You would be pressed to find an example where the people are not being ruled by a dictator and it is the birth place of a multitude of terror cells. So if it isn’t working over there how could bring large masses of there here be any different. If they had any hope of success it would be bring in smaller groups and spreading them out as far as possible.
commented 2016-04-03 02:52:16 -0400
We don’t debate it because of the old line: Conservatives get angry when they are lied to. Liberals get angry when they are told the truth. The reality is that about 60% of Canadians voted for a lefty last election. All our governments in this country are left wing except one.
commented 2016-04-03 01:55:53 -0400
“Only in dire circumstances should we take these people out of their countries”

" The people of Canada should have some say" in immigration policy.
commented 2016-04-03 00:58:25 -0400
I just watched this. The independent media like Rebel will turn the tide on PC which is endangering lives. Thank you for posting this one. This was a sober and realistic presentation. Look forward to the Q&A. 👍
commented 2016-04-03 00:06:39 -0400
This is the kind of information that must be heard. As Mr Bissett said we cannot expect the main steam media to report or debate about these issues. That is why I forward t videos like these on to as many people as I can. If all the loyal Rebel watchers do the same then we can attempt to get the message out and maybe start a debate on this and many other issues that I am sure most of the population don’t know anything about because of the deliberate silence of the media.
commented 2016-04-02 22:32:34 -0400
I don’t blame Politicians or citizens who want to help foreigners. We have done it before successfully man times but this time it is different. This time it is different. We have evidence from many sources it just isn’t working as planned. This is what makes this so annoying. Despite the evidence to the contrary the government thinks they know best and are continuing at full speed ahead with their social experiment at our expense and no contingency plan as to what to do if it doesn’t work out. Trying to silence the critics is not part of the solution.
commented 2016-04-02 22:13:50 -0400
As Mr. James Bissett said “when it comes to huge & unsustainable numbers of immigrants & refugees all political parties of Canada are equally to blame for”, and “there has never been any debate in the parliament on immigration policies” which in itself is undemocratic to began with it’s also anti-national & anti-social in nature.
When it comes to immigration (including refugees/asylum seekers, TFW & foreign students) there’s little to no hope from any of the political parties they are too busy pandering to special interest & various ethnic groups. We certainly need a new political platform to make our voice heard in the parliament & bring about some positive changes.
commented 2016-04-02 21:48:50 -0400
Only 152 views on You Tube – and not a chance the mainstream media would follow this one.
commented 2016-04-02 21:18:54 -0400
A very well stated observation, that proves that the statements made by most of us Rebels have a basis of truth.
commented 2016-04-02 21:18:53 -0400
A very well stated observation, that proves that the statements made by most of us Rebels have a basis of truth.
commented 2016-04-02 20:08:15 -0400
Refugee system?

Try welfare importing system.

Most come here with no ability to do anything but live on the dole.

For a long time.

The feds, the provinces and the bleeding hearts would never do the same for resident Canadians.

Making them scum to me.
commented 2016-04-02 20:05:20 -0400
Wow. That was quite something. This guy has experience and gravitas and is old school. No PC bullshit. Bravo sir.
commented 2016-04-02 19:58:20 -0400
Thank you THE REBEL MEDIA for airing this vital program it behoves every Canadian to look at our refugee immigration problem. Weather your pro or con you have to look at the cost, we only have a finite amount of money as we are closing in to the taxes we can pay.