Until Prime Minister Justin Trudeau passed Bill C-76 through Parliament, a Canadian citizen living in another country could not vote if they had lived outside of Canada for more than five years. That’s all over now.
According to a University of Toronto research poll, one third of Canadians oppose multiculturalism in Canada. Another one third support “conditional” multiculturalism– they are okay with the policy–on the condition that new Canadians integrate fully into society.
A Quebec youth court judge has removed a 16-year-old girl in Victoriaville, Canada from her family after she was forced into a marriage with an older man who insisted she wear a hijab, rifled through her cellphone and controlled who she could see.
Léger Marketing carried out a country-wide online poll asking if voters would support the ban of religious symbols for teachers, police officers and judges in their province. Outside Quebec, fully 40 PERCENT of Canadians approved of such a ban in their own province.
As noted by Ipsos, “It is clear that the election will be fought amid a backdrop of FEAR, disappointment and discontent, and the party leaders will be responding in their own way to either stoke or allay these feelings for their own purposes.”
“Unfortunately, when multiculturalism becomes the foundation of politics, the very essence of debate gets relegated from the common good of the country to the medieval instinct OF THE TRIBE.”
The subtext reflects a core belief of right-wing Hindu organizations: that Muslims are trying to “overtake” Hindus. The campaign, underpinned by “Islamophobia,” [quotation marks from CAP] is being promoted in the real and online worlds. “If we don’t bring in a law now, India will see CIVIL WAR very soon,” said Chaudhary, the head the NGO, in an interview with Al Jazeera.
Despite media presentation, Canadians are living in perhaps the most pivotal point in Canadian history. No surprise–CBC, Globe & Mail and the rest have taken a most banal approach to this social reality.
A People’s Party government will:
Repeal the Multiculturalism Act and eliminate ALL FUNDING to promote multiculturalism. Emphasize instead the integration of immigrants into Canadian society.
“The Canadian Multiculturalism Act is in many senses an ILL-CONSIDERED document, focused so squarely on today that it ignores tomorrow.” So said Trinidad-born Neil Bissoondath 25 years ago in his bestselling book Selling Illusions; a stinging critique of Canada’s misguided experiment with official multiculturalism. The statement’s even MORE RELEVANT today.