Canada Needs to Grow Up

From the BBC:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a stand on social media against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

One day I hope Canada and Canadians will be able to define themselves on who they are, rather than who they are not. Judging by this statement and others posted by Canadians on social media, this seems beyond them.

Mr Trudeau underscored his government’s commitment to bringing in “those fleeing persecution, terror & war”.

This is the man who praised Fidel Castro and said absolutely nothing when Obama terminated the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy which offered sanctuary to Cubans fleeing Communist repression.

Within hours, Mr Trudeau’s tweets had been shared more than 150,000 times.

“Welcome to Canada” also became a trending term in the country.

Mr Trudeau, who gained global attention for granting entry to nearly 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada over the past 13 months, also sent a pointed tweet that showed him greeting a young refugee at a Canadian airport in 2015.

So far Canadians seem happy with this man-child and his immigration policies. At least, that’s what social media and the mainstream press would have us believe. But then again, I wonder if millions of ordinary Canadians are quietly seething about this and we’ll be seeing Trudeau out on his arse at the next election. He appears to have been elected largely on his looks the first time around.

For all their self-righteous posturing about tolerance, diversity, and their not being like those ghastly Americans they’ve just had a 27 year old French-Canadian social studies student shoot up a mosque in Quebec. Somebody up there needs to start governing properly rather than striking poses at the United States, and that will involve a mature discussion on immigration, its benefits, and drawbacks. Under their current PM I doubt this is even possible.

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10 thoughts on “Canada Needs to Grow Up

  1. >For all their self-righteous posturing about tolerance, diversity, and their not being like those ghastly Americans they’ve just had a 27 year old French-Canadian social studies student shoot up a mosque in Quebec

    personally i think peaceful Muslims social studies students will either have to do a lot more to help law enforcement find the terrorists in their midst or else live with an increasingly tainted brand.

    Some believe that it has been too easy for supposed moderate Muslims social studies students to remain silent over the problems other Muslims social studies students are causing, simply preferring to put their hands in the air and say “nothing to do with me”.

    I don’t see how they can argue against this. He was even well known for his extreme views.

  2. Trudeau is quoted as once saying something about if you make war on your enemies, they have won.

    Weird, though I suppose it makes sense to someone of his strange background. But then socialists don’t understand winning; they only understand surrendering.

  3. Phil,

    I would have little objection to ending all publicly-funded social science courses, especially if the students attending them are twenty fucking seven.

  4. Watcher: I think the phrase of Turdeau’s was:
    “If you kill the terrorists, they have won.”

    (This certainly brings a new meaning to the word “Victory”)

  5. Canada has a pretty tough points system for immigration. It practically begs you to pretend you are an asylum seeker.

    So it excludes qualified people from Europe while letting in thousands of uneducated chancers from the more exciting and vibrant parts of the world.

  6. Fun fact; Pierre Trudeau took his sons on a holiday to Siberia because ‘that was where the future was being made’, in 1985.

    If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about Canada, I don’t know what will.

  7. Trudeau was elected for lack of a viable alternative. The incumbent was seeking a third term, seemed to have lost all passion, took winning for granted, and was bordering on self-deification.

    If the Conservatives can choose a relatively appealing charismatic politically conservative socially neutral/liberal candidate for the next election, they will have a good chance of returning to power. Depending on how the next 3 years play out, of course. But they’ll definitely be in with a chance.

    We have a wee Trump-ette named Kevin O’Leary who has put himself forward as a Conservative leadership candidate, arrogant narcissistic wee arse, but one to watch as will appeal to the populist movement.

  8. Thanks, Mel.

    The incumbent was seeking a third term, seemed to have lost all passion, took winning for granted, and was bordering on self-deification.

    Yeah, that so often happens. I understand a similar thing happened in Alberta at state level too.

  9. Oh yes the trials and tribulations of the Alberta PC party 2010 – 2015. Imagine Berks and Bucks going from Con. to Socialist worker party
    Completely took the voters for granted and massive abuse of position

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