Thursday, 29 November 2007

"Canadians" arrested in largest human smuggling ring in the north-east United States

U.S. busts up Canadian-based human smuggling ring: Officials

Smugglers in Toronto, Montreal allegedly brought thousands of illegal aliens from all countries into the U.S.
Nov 28, 2007 07:12 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS


BURLINGTON, Vt. – Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they have broken up two of the largest human smuggling rings ever discovered in the northeastern United States, and both are based in Canada.

The rings, operating from Toronto and Montreal, allegedly smuggled hundreds of illegal aliens into the United States from Korea, Pakistan, India and countries in Central America beginning in 2004. The illegal aliens walked across the U.S.-Canada border and then were picked up and taken to cities along the East Coast.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Anderson said there was no indication either group smuggled in anyone who would be considered a terrorist, but that the smugglers would move anyone who paid up to $10,000 per person to get into the states.

"When an organization has established a pipeline to aliens from various countries, including countries with terrorists, into the United States, they don't care who's passing through that pipeline as long as they are paying," Anderson said.

"They don't care if its a family looking for a better life or a terrorist looking to harm America."

The two indictments charge 11 people. Eight of them have been arrested, including one in Korea. Three others were still being sought: one in the United States and two in Canada.

According to the indictments, a Toronto-based smuggling run was run by Chol Min Jang, 49, and Dal San Jang, 44, who were arrested recently in Ontario by the RCMP.

The second group was led by Jose Manuel Galdamez-Serrano, 54, a native of El Salvador operating in the Montreal area. Galdamez-Serrano was also arrested recently by the RCMP.


Read it all at The Toronto Star.

Here is a related story also found at The Toronto Star.

Immigration consultants accused of misconduct

Trio cited in Star series face disciplinary hearing

Nov 26, 2007 04:30 AM
Nicholas Keung
IMMIGRATION/DIVERSITY REPORTER


Three GTA consultants whose operations were profiled in a Star investigative series into unscrupulous immigration advisers are facing disciplinary hearings for professional misconduct.

The charges against Yolanda Simao of Toronto Prolegal Immigration Solutions, and brothers Gurpreet and Kamalpreet Khaira of Mississauga's CWC Immigration Solutions Inc., followed the newspaper's six-month investigation earlier this year that documented how consultants still take advantage of vulnerable newcomers despite the industry's creation of a regulatory body in 2004.

The series detailed how 24 Korean truck drivers paid thousands of dollars to an unregulated recruiter in Seoul, who teamed up with consultant Simao to find them Canadian employment.

The drivers said they were told they would earn $60,000 a year and could expect to get Canadian permanent residency after getting a work permit. However, the jobs evaporated because their English was not up to par.

Simao said at the time her client was the foreign recruiter and she was not retained by any driver and didn't perform official immigration work on their behalf.

Eighteen of the drivers later complained to the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants regulatory body.

In the Khairas' case, their employee Karan Arora was captured by a hidden camera advising an undercover Star reporter to file a refugee claim, despite the reporter's insistence that she had no real reason to seek asylum.


The Toronto Star investigation cited above can be read here.

This kind of "consulting" is more prevalent than I think the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants wants us to realize. They only acted in this case because the Toronto Star did an investigation piece. These "consultants" facing disciplinary action are just scapegoats for a corrupt profession peddling Canadian citizenship to foreigners like it is a commodity. What makes this all the more unnerving is that many of these "Canadians" are immigrants themselves who then advise other immigrants on how to game the immigration system. How's that for loyalty? Makes you wonder what being a Canadian means to them. It's just another acquisition in a life dedicated to status seeking and material accumulation. It's sad really. And it makes me angry to see my citizenship thrown away to these people.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

It's population replacement not population growth: The British are leaving Britain in alarming numbers while immigrants pour in

4,000 PEOPLE A WEEK TRYING TO LEAVE UK

Sunday August 5,2007
By Michael Knapp, Home Affairs Editor

BRITAIN is facing a mass exodus of people looking to escape the crime and grime of modern living.


The country’s biggest foreign visa consultancy firm has revealed that applications have soared in the last seven months by 80 per cent to almost 4,000 a week. Ten years ago the figure was just 300 a week.

Most people are relocating within the Commonwealth – in Australia, Canada and South Africa. They are almost all young professionals and skilled workers aged 20-40.

And many cite their reason for wanting to quit as immigration to these shores – and the burden it is placing on their communities and local authorities. The dearth of good schools, spiralling house prices, rising crime and tax increases are also driving people away.

[...]

Ironically, one of the main reasons for leaving is the overstretch of services due to increasing immigration into the UK. People are looking for the better standard of living offered by other countries, as even the most idyllic villages in Britain are under pressure from rising populations.

Skilled labour is obviously an advantage, but so is speaking the English language. Most countries are harder to get into if you don’t speak English. UK plc simply isn’t fighting hard enough to keep its people. Some are telling us they are fed up with living in this country. Even business people are saying they’ve had enough.

[...]

“And time and time again they are saying to us they don’t want to be seen as racist because they are quitting because of immigration. We tell them of course they’re not.”


Read the entire article at Daily Express.

Britain deserves our attention because it is Canada in a concentrated form. What I mean by this is that Britain's immigration policy is not too dissimilar from Canada's and the effects are the same: the native population is being replaced. Britain is an island nation of 60 million people. Canada's population is around 33 million. Canada is the second largest geopolitical land mass. Canadians who feel overwhelmed by mass immigration have a lot of places to go and a lot of land to settle to get away from it. The British are not so fortunate. Immigration is following them to small towns and villages as immigrants pour out of London and begin to settle in the countryside. Therefore the effects of mass immigration - mass third world immigration to be precise - are more "in your face" in Britain and the British reaction should not surprise anyone. This is why I think public opinion on immigration matters are different in Canada and Britain. Canadians can move away and pretend that their country is not changing and that everything is fine (a very Canadian thing to do) whereas the British do not have that option. This may help explain why many British feel it is necessary to jump ship. On a related note I do recall one Dane advise his fellow Danes to emigrate as a means to escape the increasing Muslim population in Denmark. Apparently the Danish government, like Britain's and Canada's, see no need to preserve the cultural and ethnic presence of the domestic population opting to replace it instead with a more "colourful" one.

Those British who do decide to move to Canada will be shocked to see that Canada is just as determined to make Canada as unrecognizable as possible much like Britain is becoming less British by the day. I don't understand why our governments are doing what they are doing. I fail to see the rationale in making whites a minority in white majority countries. Whites are a minority in the global village anyway. Are they to be minorities everywhere and in every country? What is accomplished by that?

Monday, 26 November 2007

Is Canada's Human Rights Act about censorship?

From No Apologies.

Ron Gray: "Commission employee told me: 'Canadian Human Rights Act is about censorship.'"

And, he says, when he had a conversation with a Commission employee, mediator Bob Fagan, about the specifics of the allegation, he was astonished at what he heard.
"I told him that it seemed to be an abuse of the Human Rights Act for someone to try and use it as an instrument of censorship. And when I said that, on the phone, there was a pause and then he said, in a somewhat astonished tone: 'But the Human Rights Act is about censorship'. Then it was my turn to be silent on my end, because I found that breath-taking. For the Human Rights Commission's own mediator to acknowledge that censorship was the purpose of their Act."


I posted this because some immigrant groups and related special interest groups have used (abused?) Canada's Human Rights Act as a tool of cultural aggression against Canadian culture. It is done under the auspices of advancing the will of the minority over the desires of the majority. In "leftspeak" it is called protecting the minority from the tyranny of the majority yet isn't the "tyranny of the majority", if that's how they want to call it, more commonly known as democracy. This is Canada. It doesn't have to make sense. Just do what the left says and you won't go to jail. Now that's democracy Canadian style.

If anyone ever calls you a "racist"...

...it was probably made by one of these people.

Jonathan Kay: Adventures among the anti-racists

In fact, Worme proved to be tame compared to some of the speakers that followed. One anti-Black activist, for instance, claimed (without evidence) that Canada’s leaders “validate racism,” and argued that special Afro-centric schools should be set up for Toronto’s blacks because their culture is being systematically “denigrated” in multiracial public schools. Then he made my jaw drop by quoting – not once, but twice – from the poetry of Amiri Baraka, an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who believes Jews were warned to stay away from the Twin Towers on 9/11.

(I was further astonished to find out that this same activist is also a “consultant” who is employed by corporations seeking to rid their workforces of racism. I wonder how his client base would react if they knew that his literary hero is the same African-American “poet” who wrote these charming lines: “Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed / Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers / To stay home that day / Why did Sharon stay away?”)

Next came a Muslim activist who upped the ante by arguing that things in Canada are even worse than in Pakistan, where political dissidents get thrown into jail and Sunni suicide bombers explode themselves in Shiite mosques. Hatred in Pakistan, she argued, at least had the advantage of being overt. Here in Canada, on the other hand, it is subtle and hidden – which apparently makes it much more invidious.

Then my panel began, and a very nice middle-aged female academic launched into a stream of jargon-laden duckspeak about “white privilege,” “racialized spaces” and “existing paradigms of public discourse in the media.” I must admit to being rendered slightly dozy by the onslaught of post-grad verbiage. But the larger point seemed to be that media hotheads like me shouldn’t be allowed to write the sort of thing that the Donald Wormes of the world find offensive.

By the time my turn was up, I'd thrown out my prepared speech in favour of a strenuous take-down of what I'd just heard. All of it, I said, was proof that radical anti-racism had become not only a cult of censorship, but a mental toxin as irrational and destructive as racism itself.

And since I was in the mood to make friends, I went further. I told the crowd that conferences like these were actually hurting minority communities by giving them a one-size-fits-all excuse to avoid confronting their problems. Talk about gang culture, AWOL fathers, teen motherhood and shocking crime statistics in black communities, and “diversity consultants” accuse you of racism. Connect the dots between Canada’s radicalized mosques and the terror threat, and you get accused of Islamophobia. Write about the economic dysfunction and social pathologies that fester on native reserves, and Donald Worme accuses you of penning a new Mein Kampf.

For all you budding playwrights here is an idea for a play.

How to be really offensive

The National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner has called for “offensive” plays, challenging liberal values, which he could stage on the South Bank.

It was last year that Hytner said he would like to see a ‘good, mischievous, right-wing play.’

Speaking at the Soho Theatre last week, he said: “I would seriously like to feel that somebody will deliver me a play that will really get up your (the liberal-leaning audience) noses. . . I would like to see a play about the white working class communities that were completely displaced by waves of immigration. These are the offensive plays we’re not doing.’


Read it here.

The left like to see themselves as champions of the working class so why to do they tacitly support a government policy that attacks the working class? Perhaps their attack on traditional Canada, most often expressed in the working class, outweighs the other. When it comes to ideological warfare you need to take some collateral damage from time to time.

Toronto fast becoming Canada's "poverty capital"

Toronto families slip into poverty

Nov 26, 2007 04:30 AM
Laurie Monsebraaten
Rita Daly
Staff Reporters


More Toronto families are slipping into poverty at a time when families in the rest of the GTA, the province, and the country are seeing their economic prospects stabilize and even improve, says a groundbreaking report to be released today.

While national incomes have surged in recent years, almost 30 per cent of Toronto families – approximately 93,000 households raising children – live in poverty, compared with 16 per cent in 1990. This economic decline is a warning that, despite outward signs of prosperity, the country's largest city is falling behind, says the report by the United Way of Greater Toronto.

[...]

Although the rest of the GTA is faring well, Lankin said a corresponding growth in the number of low-income families should sound alarm bells for political leaders in the suburbs, too.

"The lack of social service supports in the 905 relative to the population growth and the number of people living in poverty is going to hit hard," Lankin said.

[...]

Since 2000, Toronto's median family income after taxes and transfers of $41,100, the midpoint for all households raising children 17 and under, has remained relatively stagnant and is now $10,000 lower than the rest of Canada and almost $20,000 less than the rest of the GTA, the report says.

Among two-parent families, nearly one in five now lives in poverty in the city compared with about one in 10 at the national, provincial and regional level, while more than half of single-parent households in Toronto are poor. The report defines poverty as a family whose after-tax income is 50 per cent below the median in their community, taking family size into consideration. In Toronto a two-parent family with two children living on less than $27,500 is considered poor.

In short, the report says Toronto families are losing ground on every measure – in median incomes, the percentage of low-income families and the sheer number of families living in poverty.


Read the entire article at The Toronto Star.

Toronto receives the bulk of Canada's immigrants, around 40% or somewhere around 140,000 annually, and it has been like that for the past decade and longer. Approximately 43% of Toronto's residents were not born in the country soon to become half. Much of Toronto's poverty is linked to mass immigration. To put it another way Canada is importing poverty and exacerbating existing poverty levels. Immigration should not be doing this and in fact it didn't when Canada had a saner immigration policy. Immigration at one time was actually a benefit to Canada but it has become a Frankenstein monster that we have lost control of with ever increasing costs to tax payers with almost no return on their investment.

Reducing immigration levels is a good place to tackle poverty in this country. It will free up costs that can be redirected to train Canada's poorest and help them acquire the job skills needed to attain financial stability. The poorest of Canadians are the ones most hurt by mass immigration because they have to compete with these people for jobs. The increased supply of labour keeps incomes low and thus keeps Canadian and immigrant poor thus maintaining the culture and cycle of poverty.

The GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is faring well because it is populated by refugees from Toronto. This is better know as Canada's version of "white flight". These are middle class Canadians fleeing the city for more familiar surroundings and more affordable housing. That's why Toronto experienced little population growth in relation to it's GTA neighbours. As immigrants pour into the city they replace the Canadians who flee it.

Jamaica wants Canadian tax dollars to help "look after" its returned criminals

Jamaica wants Canada to help look after `cons' it sends back

Steady flow of criminals are proving a burden on meagre home resources
Nov 23, 2007 04:30 AM
Sandro Contenta
Feature Writer


KINGSTON, Jamaica–They arrive on flights dubbed "Con Air," a steady flow of Jamaicans thrown out of their adopted countries as convicted criminals.

More than 33,000 deportees have landed during the past 15 years, almost all removed from Canada, Britain and the United States. For a country of 2.7 million people struggling with poverty, limited police resources and rampant crime, the deportations are placing added strain on an already burdened society, Jamaican officials say.

After years of lobbying Canada and others to end the practice, Jamaica recently changed tactics. It's now pushing for funds to set up programs that help deportees re-integrate into a land some haven't seen since childhood.

The U.S. and Britain, which by far expel the most ex-offenders, recently made financial offers. But Canada has apparently remained silent.


Note - [Jamaica wanted Canada to keep the criminals its culture of crime produced? And now it wants the Canadian tax payer to subsidize the return of their criminals. That's rich. Looks like Jamaica used immigration as a means to export its criminals much in the same way Mexico uses immigration to export its poor. It just an avenue to make their problems someone else's. In economics its called the externalization of costs and that usually means society pays, the taxpayer, for corporate waste.

I speculate many countries are using immigration for nefarious or self serving purposes. China and India, I suspect, are using immigration as a form of reverse colonialism and we Canadians are playing right along. Immigration is not what it used to be.]

Last year, Jamaican officials counted 224 deportees from Canada. In 2005, the number was 217. They say the actual number is somewhat higher, noting they don't always become aware of Jamaicans who voluntarily leave Canada after being ordered deported.

About 122,000 Jamaican-born residents live in Canada, according to the 2001 census.


Note - [According to wiki there are 211,720 Jamaicans living in Chanda but I'm sure some of those include those who were born here but call themselves Jamaican nevertheless. Of course they won't live in Jamaica but they are proud to call themselves Jamaican. Go figure.]

A United Nations/World Bank report notes that Canada and the other countries have a legal right to deport criminals who are not citizens. But it suggests they have a moral responsibility for deportees, "especially those who were raised in the ghettos of three of the richest countries in the world."

The report also notes that 85 per cent of Jamaica's skilled labour emigrates, mostly to the U.S., Britain and Canada. These countries, Barnes says, benefit from Jamaica's best while deporting those who have gone wrong, saddling the island with a high concentration of the unskilled and less employable.


Note - [If that figure is correct then that is a lot. That is another reason why we need reform. Canada poaches the developing world of its much needed skilled labour. These people can help build stable societies. Funny, you will never hear anyone on the left condemn Canada for this behaviour even though the World Health Organization did condemn Canada, along with other countries, for poaching the developing world of its much needed health professionals. I think the reason for the lack of criticism on the left is that the left use immigration to attack traditional Canada.]

The most notorious deportee from Canada was O'Neil Grant, thrown out after being acquitted of killing "Vivi" Leimonis, shot during a botched robbery at a Just Desserts café on Davenport Rd. in 1994. Grant's case fuelled calls for changes to federal legislation to more easily deport non-Canadians.

Grant had prior convictions for drugs and assault with a weapon. After 20 years in Canada, he was ordered deported by an adjudicator who described him as a public danger.


Read the entire article at The Toronto Star.

I found the following at this site.

While black people are over-represented in violent crime statistics, those with white skins are under-represented. They account for almost 63% of the Toronto population, but just over 52% of the charges laid in violent crimes. Bundle all those numbers together and it turns out that slightly more than half the charges ill violent crime cases are laid against immigrants. Keep in mind that 43% of Toronto's population was born outside Canada, so the imbalance is not as large as it appears at first, However, there is one community of immigrants that does exhibit a huge imbalance.

People who were born in Jamaica are listed in 12,777 charges, or 9.5% of total cases of violent offences. Census data indicates Jamaican-born residents comprise only 2.4% of Toronto's population. Sociologists, criminologists, and others "ists" have long studied the problem, but there is no tidy, one-size-fits-all cause, although poverty is a major culprit.

Jamaican-Canadians are among the poorest immigrant groups in Toronto. That was the finding of a York University study released in May 2000. It also found that more than 13,000--or nearly 65%--of all Jamaican-Canadian children in Toronto were living in poverty. Nearly two-thirds had single-parent families, almost always with the father being absent. A lot of this dysfunction springs from Jamaican society, where there is a lot of poverty, drugs, gangs, and violence.


That's multiculturalism for you and it is saying what I have said before on this blog before. Jamaican society is not compatible with Canadian society. We, foolishly, have imported Jamaica's social and familial dysfunction to this country and now we are paying for it. There is nothing racist or wrong about restricting or preventing immigration from select countries. It's the smart thing to do.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Sikh extremism alive and well in Canada and guess what? We brought here!

`The reign of terror is still there'

Liberal MP describes beatings, death threats faced by opponents of Sikh extremism

Nov 22, 2007 04:30 AM
Jim Brown
The Canadian Press


OTTAWA–Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh says he and others who spoke out against Sikh extremism in the 1980s faced a "reign of terror" that included beatings, arson and threats of kidnapping and death – and the rest of Canadian society didn't seem to care.

Testifying at the Air India inquiry yesterday, Dosanjh (Vancouver South) said most mainstream politicians and police officers viewed the problem as an internal dispute among immigrants, with no consequences for anybody else.

...

Dosanjh was brutally beaten in 1985 by a man believed to be acting on behalf of the extremist groups he had repeatedly denounced.

A suspect was eventually charged, but Crown attorneys warned the evidence was weak and asked Dosanjh if he really wanted them to proceed with the prosecution. He said he did and the man was acquitted – only to be convicted years later in the shooting of a visiting Punjabi cabinet minister on Vancouver Island. Dosanjh insisted he harboured no bitterness over the failed prosecution, but he did offer one pointed observation: "The investigation left a lot to be desired in the way it was done."

...

He stressed yesterday that he wasn't accusing anyone of conscious racial discrimination in the investigation of his own case, or of similar attacks on others, or of the bombing of Air India.

"The vast majority of (Canadians) are fair, just and compassionate," he said. "If they weren't that, I'd never be elected in the first place."


Note - Ujjal Dosanjh is heavily dependent on the Indo-Canadian vote. That's how he got elected as leader of the B.C. NDP and thus as Canada's "first" Indo-Canadian premier though he did lose his seat in the provincial general election. There was heavy recruiting for new NDP members within the Indo-Canadian community by Dosanjh's wife because she knew that they would vote for her husband when it came to elect an new NDP leader. The recruiting got so bad it was almost embarrassing as Indo-Canadians, some who could barely read or speak English and had to be told where to vote, began to swell new NDP membership figures at a disproportionate rate. The other candidates, all white, running for the NDP leadership knew they didn't stand a chance. Dosanjh won the NDP leadership race because of the Indo-Canadian vote and a little bit of racism to go with it. It was a real mockery of the democratic process. It was tantamount to ballot stuffing.

Dosanjh himself is an Indian immigrant from the Punjab as are most of his support base. Immigrants from the Punjab are so concentrated in B.C. that they are able to elect six Punjabi immigrants to the B.C. legislature. South Asians are still a foreign people in Canada. Approximately 75% of Indo-Canadian citizens were not born in this country. So basically an Indian immigrant is representing the Indian immigrants who got him elected to parliament. That's why I found it bizarre that Dosanjh would say that "Canadians" elected him to office. Who is he trying to kid, really? This kind of ethnic politics is harmful because it will cripple Canada's governing institutions much like it does at the United Nations.

He added, however, he'd be "less than candid" if he didn't admit to sharing a widespread belief among Indo-Canadians that many of his fellow citizens had a cultural blind spot about what was going on before the Air India bombing.

The attitude of the public, said Dosanjh, seemed to be that beatings, threats and bombings "weren't really happening to Canadians. They were happening to some brown guys that were arguing with each other that we don't understand."


Note - He's right about that. This isn't a Canadian problem, it's an Indian problem that Canada was stupid enough to import. How naive are we to assume that the violence and culture of intimidation that plagues Indian society would not find a home here? It's here because South Asians brought it here and now people like Dosanjh want Canada to police it? No thanks. I think it is time for some deportations and restrictions on Sikh immigration.

The latest threats came after he was critical of a parade in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey last spring where Talwinder Singh Parmar – the suspected mastermind of the Air India bombing who was shot dead by Indian police in 1992 – was held up as a "martyr" to the cause of an independent Sikh homeland.

A number of federal and provincial politicians, including some Liberals, attended the event, although Dosanjh charitably suggested his colleagues probably didn't understand the political motives behind the parade.


Read the whole article at The Toronto Star.

When Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was touring the Punjab this past summer a Punjabi politician remarked the there are more Sikh terrorists in Canada than in India. I don't know how true that statement is but I don't think he is too far off the mark. Canada is a choice destination for Sikh immigrants. Because of Sikh immigration Canada can now boast that it is home to the largest collection of Sikhs outside of India. Sikhs from Guyana were the catalyst for the "Singh decision" that opened Canada's refugee system to abuse. Mewa Singh, a Sikh, assassinated Canadian immigration official William C. Hopkinson in 1914 over the Komagata Maru incident. Mewa Singh is honoured as a martyr at the Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara in Vancouver. Sikhs are responsible for the largest mass murder in Canadian history (Air India bombing). From Hopkins to Air India. Now that's a history to be proud of.

I have become weary of Sikh immigration. They seem more bane than benefit to Canadian society. Much of their behaviour in Canada has been aggression towards the host nation. We don't need people like that.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Toronto Star "puff piece" an expose on Jamaican culture

The last days of O'Neil Grant
Nov 12, 2007 04:30 AM
Sandro Contenta
Staff Reporter


KINGSTON, Jamaica–O'Neil Grant woke up on the last day of his life with a powerful urge to sing.

He sang all morning. He made up lyrics non-stop, a rap performance that had the children in his girlfriend's home breathless with laughter.

...

By all accounts, Grant, 37, was hardworking and mild-mannered. But he was haunted by his 2002 deportation from Canada, despite being acquitted of killing Georgina "Vivi" Leimonis, murdered during a botched robbery at a Just Desserts café on Davenport Rd. in 1994.

He felt cheated out of the country he called home for 20 years, and cheated out of the family he left behind in Toronto – a common-law wife, three children with different women, his mother and his siblings.


Note - In case you missed it I'll recap. O'Neil Grant, who was deported back to Jamaica and deservedly so, had a girlfriend in Kingston, Jamaica's capital city. Back in Toronto he had a common law wife and three children by different women. Keep this in mind.

In Jamaica, where he spent the first 12 years of his life, he struggled with the stigma of being a deportee. Rare was the day he didn't express his longing to return to Canada. He called his children in Toronto, aged 12 to 18, every day. His close friends often saw Grant reduced to tears by his predicament.

...

More than anything else, his girlfriend was days away from giving birth to his child. Barred from seeing his children in Canada, he would now have one in Jamaica.


Note - All right, now Mr. Grant has a common law wife in Toronto and has three children by different women. Back in Jamaica he found himself a girlfriend and is having another child with her. Now there's a man who knows family values. This kind of behaviour is common, perhaps cultural, for Jamaica and unfortunately Jamaican immigrants do the same thing here and thus sow the seeds for gang activity and gun violence. It starts with the family people!

He was off to see his bedridden grandmother in a town about 100 kilometres north. It's a trip he made every two or three weeks to renew her prescriptions, buy her food and a new batch of diapers.

He sat in the busy open-air terminal waiting for a bus. He was on his cellphone when a short man in his mid-20s approached him from behind and pumped a bullet in the back of his neck at close range. He fired two more shots, one hitting Grant in the chest and the other in the arm.

Nothing was stolen. Police say the killing looks like a targeted hit.

"He was wanted and they came and got him," says Det. Robert Thompson, who is investigating the case, adding he has no idea who wanted Grant dead or why.

...

Police say the killer followed Grant to the bus station and was confronted by police officers after the shooting. A gun battle broke out in the middle of a crowded street, but the shooter escaped, says Insp. Eric Blake, who runs the Darling St. police station adjacent to the bus terminal.

The neighbourhood is controlled by the notorious Shower Posse, a gang that gets its name from the hail of bullets it unleashes against rivals. It's not the kind of place where people talk to police.

Grant had no criminal record in Jamaica and was unknown to police until his death, Thompson says. His friends insist he wasn't involved in shady dealings. Most puzzling to Thompson was the Toronto Star's interest in the killing. This, after all, is a country where this year some 1,200 people have so far been killed – 80 per cent of them with guns.

Police Supt. Harry Daley, sipping beer at a bar inside the West Kingston police station, speculated that someone in Toronto might have put a contract out on Grant.

"There's a connection between West Kingston and Toronto," he says. "They could hit him here from there."

In August 2001, two years after his acquittal, Grant was shot and badly injured on Lawrence Ave. W. by a person he said he didn't know.

Grant's friends want to believe he was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time, or the victim of mistaken identity. On the streets of his Kingston neighbourhood, some note Grant was romantically involved with two women at the same time, both with children from other men, and wonder if complications from the love triangle did him in.

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Grant hadn't exactly been a model immigrant before his acquittal for manslaughter. He accumulated a string of criminal charges and in 1992 was handed a deportation order after convictions for drugs and assault with a weapon. A landed immigrant, he appealed and won a temporary stay: if he didn't commit a crime in five years the order would be lifted.


Note - Our immigration system at its finest.

At first he was shunned and ridiculed as a deportee, a group widely blamed for fueling Jamaica's crime rate. But the neighbourhood eventually accepted him, particularly the children.

Note - He is a statement from an earlier article: "Some observers associate the surge of violence with the large numbers of Jamaican criminals deported back to the island each year from the United States, Britain and Canada. Last year, the United States alone returned 1,196 criminals.”

Two years ago, Grant walked to the end of his street and asked Anthony Magnus for a job in his scrap metal yard. Magnus, 68, put him to work loading a trailer destined for China. Other days he had him separating copper and aluminum from engine parts. He liked what he saw and gave Grant a break.

...

"I found him to be hardworking, straight forward and honest," says Magnus, whose sister lives in Etobicoke.

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Magnus, sitting behind a desk with a .38-calibre pistol by his side, says, "In Jamaica, you don't need to do anything to get killed. This is a violent society," he says.


Read the entire "puff piece" at The Toronto Star.

I don't know why The Toronto Star has a penchant for writing "puff pieces" about deceased thugs and criminals. Maybe it is supposed to be one of those "fallen through the cracks" stories we're supposed to get all emotional about and empathize with a man who victimized other people. Yeah, the Star is disgusting like that at times. Whatever the Star thinks about this man one thing is certain: he does not deserve to live in Canada. He is a Jamaican and behaved like so many other Jamaicans even in Canada. He belonged in Jamaica, not in my country.

Jamaica is a violent, crime ridden society. It is also a society of promiscuity as can be seen in the article. It is a culture of men having children by different women, women having children by different men, no father in the homes, children being raised in matriarchal households and they have brought this culture of promiscuity here to Toronto. This is a problem because fatherless households and households with children by different fathers is at the roots of gang culture. That's why much of the gun violence on Toronto's streets have a Jamaican connection. It is not a "black problem" but a Jamaican one. Where is the rationale in importing a culture such as this? How does this benefit Canadians let alone the country? Where is the political will to stop this?

Greater scrutiny is needed when it comes to immigrants especially immigrants from countries like Jamaica. Perhaps a moratorium if need be. Lower immigration numbers would also be beneficial. After meeting so many Jamaicans in Toronto I often wonder how the hell they ever get into the country.

Here are some interesting facts. Jamaica is an island nation of 2,651,000. There is an estimated 320,000 ex-pat Jamaicans living in Canada, about 12% of the Jamaican island population. Some 220,000 Jamaicans live in Toronto. There are more Jamaicans, per capita, living in Canada than in the U.S. or the U.K. Jamaica's murder rate places it in third place behind South Africa and Brazil.

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Sunday, 11 November 2007

Are immigration and multiculturalism ideological weapons of the political left to attack traditional Canada?

Here is an interesting piece by Michael Coren writing in The Toronto Sun. Be sure to read the entire article by clicking on the link.

Sat, November 3, 2007

Brit leftists go mad
They're ready to ditch Christmas to improve race relations
By MICHAEL COREN


A new report from the think-tank of the governing Labour Party states that, "Britain is no longer a Christian nation and Christmas should be downgraded in favour of festivals from other religions to improve race relations."

The report goes on to call for a new form of "birth ceremony," at which the state and parents would agree to "work in partnership" to raise babies. It demands action to "ensure access" for ethnic minorities to the "largely white" British countryside, advocates an end to "sectarian" religious education in schools and encourages people to fly flags other than the Union Jack.

"If we are going to continue as a nation to mark Christmas," the report says, "then public organizations should mark other religious festivals too." And, "any liberal state should recast the civic oaths and national ceremonies, or institutions like Parliament and the monarchy, in a more multi-religious or secular form."

So the pre-enlightened Ebenezer Scrooge has told us what Britain should become. Or has become to a relatively large extent. But unlike the products of Charles Dickens' generous and compassionate imagination, the spirits behind this report are nasty, intolerant and crude.

DANGER FOR CANADA

So what of Canada? We're in enormous danger. We adopted an official policy of multiculturalism long ago and decided that Canada simply was not worth preserving.

Immigrants to the country who wanted to assimilate, adapt and become truly Canadian were told that there was no need. Hold on to your own culture and traditions, speak your own languages, be anything unless it's Canadian.

Don't blame newcomers for doing what they were told to do by arrogant white liberals who always know best. Instead of the community and the family there was the state and the collective. Instead of patriotism there was self-loathing. Instead of sacrifice there was entitlement.

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TRUDEAU

Along came the prince of the new and novel and he was far from good. Trudeau. A man who so detested English Canada that he became obsessed with expunging Anglo-Celtic culture and rebuilding Canada in his own image.

New Canadians would not be required to speak or to learn English and instead of one law, one way and one country for all, we would divide and subdivide into ethnic and linguistic ghettos. The wealthy would, of course, be immune and indifferent because money buys its own form of golden separation.


I agree with Michael Coren but he writes as though immigrants are unwitting pawns of the Canadian political left's culture war against anything that smacks of traditional and conservative Canada. This isn't true. Immigrants may be unwitting pawns but if they were aware of that I don't think they would have a problem with it. They would be proud and willing foot soldiers. They still have the option of fully assimilating into Canadian society by adopting our language (English, French, or both) our traditions, culture, and history but it is obvious that they really do not want to. They adopt our language only because it is practical for the time being. It is possible in some circumstances to live in Canada without possessing a functional knowledge of Canada's two official languages and many immigrants choose to do so. For instance English is a minority language in Vancouver where 47% of that city's residents have English as their first language. Were the numbers high enough I am certain that many immigrant groups will want to have their language recognized as an official language. There is a Punjabi organization in British Columbia that wants Punjabi recognized as an official language. Chinese is the third most spoken language in Canada with more than a million Canadian citizens claiming to be Chinese.

If the line were clearly demarcated in the sand I can say with full assurance that most immigrants and ethnic minority groups in Canada will side with the left, seeking to alter the cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious landscape of Canada so as to make Canada more accommodating to them. They want Canada and Canadians to change so that they won't have to. They want to diminish any dominant position Canadian culture has in this country; to reduce it to a place of equal standing with all cultures as though everyone came to this country at once in one big boat. Under the guise of officially sanctioned multiculturalism many immigrant groups, religious and ethnic, have declared war on the Canadian identity with the tacit cooperation and leadership, and prompting, of the political left. They want Canadians, and the world, to recognize turbans, hijabs, dread locks, saris, and dragon boats as Canadian as maple syrup and hockey. The effect will be the erasure of the Canadian because in multicultural Canada the Canadian doesn't exist. He and she never did.

Because of multiculturalism Canadian culture has been the receptor of intolerance by both the political left and ethnic minority groups alike.

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Saturday, 10 November 2007

Freedom of speech can cost you your job in multicultural, tolerant Canada.

College revokes extremist's licence to teach in Ontario

Discipline panel draws on Supreme Court ruling that suggests `a teacher is a teacher all the time'

Nov 10, 2007 04:30 AM
Kristin Rushowy
Education Reporter


A controversial Peel Region teacher has been stripped of his licence for unprofessional conduct – outside of the classroom.

In a first for the body that oversees Ontario's teachers, Paul Fromm's membership in groups that "espouse beliefs and values contrary to the principles of multiculturalism and tolerance" – as well as his presence at white supremacist events – though on his own time, violated the standards expected of teachers.

Neither Fromm's teaching ability, nor his behaviour in the classroom, were at issue.

"This case is not about (Fromm's) right to hold political views that are unpopular or to participate in legal political activities,"
reads the decision by a disciplinary panel of the Ontario College of Teachers. "It is about whether a teacher who publicly expresses views which are contrary to the values of the profession and the education system and which have a negative impact on the education system, is entitled to be a member of this college."

Fromm, who was not aware of the ruling when contacted by the Star yesterday, said he's been "very unfairly treated" by the college and called the decision "an outrage."


Note - What the "H E double hockey sticks" is this supposed to mean? It just doesn't make sense (well if you're left of the political spectrum I'm sure it makes perfect sense to you). Apparently Fromm is allowed to hold "unpopular" political views however he is not allowed to express those "unpopular" political views. How is that democratic? What makes this all the more disconcerting is that the revocation of Fromm's license to teach in Ontario was apparently revoked in his absence.

Fired by the Peel public board in 1997, Fromm said the decision sends a clear warning to teachers: "If you have any controversial political views, just shut up. They said it's not about free speech, but it is."

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The panel found Fromm was a member and co-founder of organizations that are intolerant, and took part in events organized by the Heritage Front, including a celebration of Adolf Hitler's birthday.

Fromm said he's always had a "completely clear conscience" about his outside activities and that his views are legal.


Read the whole article at The Toronto Star.

Anyone who believes in freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom from harassment for possessing "unpopular" political views should find this story unnerving. Whether or not you agree with Paul Fromm the man is right in stating that he did nothing illegal except posses and express views that are considered heresy to Canada's officially sanctioned state religion known as multiculturalism as well as associating with other "unsavory" types.

I am familiar with some of Paul Fromm's writing and even I find him to be "extreme" at times (which is why I don't link to his CIRC website) but he does make you think and this is the problem. We are not supposed to think beyond officially sanctioned points of view. In regards to multiculturalism and mass immigration (mostly mass third world immigration to Canada)there is only one acceptable opinion any true Canadian would hold: the government's. This is fine with the left because the left's views on immigration and multiculturalism and Ottawa's are pretty much the same thing. That's because the modern version of these policies are rooted in the liberal influences of the Trudeau government of the 1960s which Canada has adopted with an irrational zeal comparable to religious fundamentalism. And it continues to this day albeit mostly in political circles and elite opinion coming out of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

That's why any critic who challenges official policy regarding immigration and multiculturalism are vehemently attacked by the left oftentimes in the most undemocratic of ways. One can expect their character to be assassinated as a means to snuff out dissent. If this fails then other forms of punishment may be utilized like lawsuits or a hearing before a Human Rights Tribunal at great cost to the accused which is tantamount to a financial assault. Others may be calls for removal from committees or, in Fromm's case, loss of employment and a license to teach. These are scare tactics, heretics be warned.

I do not agree with Fromm's association with white supremacist groups and holocaust deniers but I do find his treatment by the Peel public board equally disgusting. His removal had little to do with his effectiveness to teach and more to do with his political views. Freedom of speech is the allowance of opinions we don't agree with. If you do not agree with them then debate it but don't seek to silence it before the discussion starts. That's cowardly and outright totalitarian. Sadly this seems to be the choice tactic of many on the left. On the one hand they claim to be champions of democracy, freedom, and equal rights yet on the other hand they are enemies of them. So I guess the lesson learned here is on key issues you better agree with them or else, the stuff that would make any apparatchik proud. Hypocrisy has always been a strong point for the left.

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Another killing in Toronto, another Jamaican connection

Killers 'running through the halls'

As family prepares for funeral of slain 23-year-old, police focus search on their Jane-Finch building

Nov 10, 2007 04:30 AM
Robyn Doolittle
Staff Reporter


The decrepit red-brick housing complex feels like a prison.

The building is a giant square, surrounded by wire fencing and has a large asphalt courtyard in the centre. It was in this quad that Christopher O'Neil Johnson was stabbed to death one week ago. One of his friends was seriously wounded.

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Johnson had been living with his grandmother, Elaine Bogle, on the west wing's second floor. Police and Johnson's family suspect the 23-year-old's killer may also live in the Jane-Finch apartment.

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For Johnson's mother, Opal, the idea that her son's killer may be living just down the hall is too much.

"I hadn't left the apartment. I've just been locked up in here trying to get a grip. Then I walked out yesterday because I had to take clothes for him, down to the (funeral home), and I saw the posters the police put up . . . that 'a killer may live in your building.' I freaked out. I screamed. I collapsed," the 42-year-old single mother said. "My son was a very nice boy. He didn't deserve to die like this."

Police are still investigating what happened, but Bogle says the whole thing started over lost keys.

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It's a version of events Det. Sgt. Frank Skubic has also heard, but officers are looking for other explanations. "We are investigating the possibility that the deceased was involved in gang activity," he said. "If this is gang-related the keys may be a euphemism for control of the building."

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Johnson may have had some run-ins with police, but at home he was the kind of man who diligently checked in with his sick grandmother, made sure his younger brothers were staying out of trouble, and was respectful to his mother.

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Just this past June, Bogle, Opal and her four sons – at 23, Johnson was the eldest – took a trip to Jamaica for Bogle's mother's 84th birthday. Johnson told his mother he couldn't believe how beautiful the country was and perhaps he'd go live there one day.


Read the entire article at The Toronto Star.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Vietnamese take control of Marijuana trade in British Columbia

Police fear gang war over pot: Price drop expected to ignite violence between crime groups

Chad Skelton, With Files From Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun
Published: Friday, June 10, 2005


Police fear a recent drop in the price of marijuana in B.C. could lead to increased gang violence as rival organized crime groups battle for control of the province's $6-billion pot trade.

Inspector Paul Nadeau of the RCMP's Coordinated Marijuana Enforcement Team said B.C.'s rapidly expanding marijuana trade has been relatively stable for the past several years, with rival gangs sharing the trade's immense profits.

But recent police intelligence indicates the wholesale price of marijuana has dropped dramatically in recent months, from its normal level of $2,000 to $2,500 a pound to as low as $1,500.

And with fewer profits to go around, Nadeau said, police are bracing themselves for a turf war.

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In the 1980s and early 1990s, police say, the province's marijuana trade was dominated by outlaw motorcycle gangs like the Hells Angels and a smaller number of independent, "mom-and-pop" operations.

But in the mid-1990s, according to police intelligence reports, Vietnamese gangs began to make substantial inroads into the trade.

Since then, Vietnamese gangs have come to dominate the province's pot trade, especially in the Lower Mainland.

That dominance was highlighted in a recent study by the University College of the Fraser Valley that looked at all marijuana police files in the province from 1997 to 2000.

In 1997, five per cent of marijuana growing suspects identified in Vancouver were of Vietnamese origin, the study found.

By 2000, they made up 87 per cent of all suspects.


The trend was the same, if less dramatic, for the province as a whole -- with the percentage of Vietnamese suspects rising from two per cent to 39 per cent over the same three-year period -- a nearly 20-fold increase.

And, according to police, Vietnamese gangs have only further consolidated their hold on the province's marijuana trade.

Sgt. Gord Friesen, head of the Surrey RCMP drug section, said about 90 per cent of the suspects arrested for marijuana growing in his city now are Vietnamese.

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Often in concert with corrupt real estate agents, the gangs purchase or lease houses that meet their specific needs -- ideally with a chimney, for venting out fumes, and unfinished basements to make wiring up the operation easier.

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The gangs then typically recruit recent immigrants to tend the plants in exchange for living in the house rent-free.

A separate team of harvesters then comes every few months to take the plants.

Friesen said police believe dozens of separate Vietnamese gangs each control a network of between six and 25 growing operations.

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And the other major markets for B.C. "bud" -- Ontario and Quebec -- are increasingly producing their own hydroponic marijuana.

In the past, Nadeau said, B.C. produced well over half of all the marijuana in Canada. Now, while B.C. still produces more than any other province, its share has dropped to about 40 per cent.

"My personal belief is that over time we may see more marijuana grown in the east than here, simply because the market in the east is much larger than here," he said.

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Det. Jim Fisher, a Vancouver police department expert on Asian gangs, said even Chinese gangs such as the Big Circle Boys, which traditionally focused on importing heroin into B.C., are getting involved in pot.


Read it all at The Vancouver Sun.

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Asian gang war on Vancouver streets?

Vancouver gang wars claim 2 more victims

Nov 07, 2007 04:30 AM
Petti Fong
Western Canada Bureau Chief


Vancouver–One victim was gunned down outside his mansion, another man shot after eating noodles in a cheap late-night eatery, and now Vancouver police say an escalating gang war has become even deadlier and more violent.

Two vehicles trapped an expensive Mercedes sedan at a major intersection early yesterday morning and opened fire on two men inside.

The two victims, Ronal Shakeel Raj, 31, of Surrey and Ali Abhari, 25, of Kelowna died at the scene.

They were known to police and believed to have links to an emerging gang called the United Nations, which has its roots in the Fraser Valley
.

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The shooting of the two men in this most recent brazen, targeted attack is just more of what police say is a spike in gang violence.

Another victim, Hong Chao Huang, also known as Raymond, was shot to death late Saturday night as he was about to enter his $5 million mansion in the elegant west-side neighbourhood of Shaughnessy.

The victim's 10-year-old daughter phoned 911 to tell police that her father had been gunned down outside their home.

Huang, 45, was a reputed leader in the Dai Huen Jai, or Big Circle Boys gang, which has been quiet for the last few years in the Lower Mainland.

He had been connected to the crime syndicate's operations in Toronto – where he lived for at least a decade – as well as in Alberta and Vancouver, according to a police source.

Another man, Hiep Vinh Do, 51, was shot to death outside an Asian restaurant Halloween night.

His shooting followed two other hits at restaurants – one in August that killed two men and a second shooting last month at a trendy Vancouver Italian restaurant that injured two others.

The deadliest shootings occurred in Surrey three weeks ago when six men were found dead inside an apartment.

Two of the victims were innocent bystanders who stumbled onto the crime scene by accident.


Read it all at the Toronto Star.

The victims of these homicides have either Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese) or South Asian names (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). This tells us something. It appears a rivalry may be brewing between Asian and South Asian gangs in Vancouver. The Hell's Angels biker gang has a hand in the Canadian drug trade but they are a domestically produced problem. Asian and South Asians are an imported people. There shouldn't an excuse for this kind of behaviour from them because Canada's immigration system is supposed to weed out criminals. Immigrants are supposed to be a more law abiding people than the general population. Am I right?

Canada imported this problem and now were stuck with it. A way to tackle it is to reduce immigrant numbers. This will free up overtaxed resources so as to prevent criminals and other riff-raff from slipping in. But there is no political will to do this because immigration is a numbers game estranged from the real economic needs of the country. Inevitable law abiding Canadians are punished to deal with what is an immigration problem. For example most of the gun violence in Toronto is rooted in the immigrant Jamaican community. The solution proposed by the brain trusts in Toronto is to blame the Americans, of course, and legislate tighter gun controls. How does tighter gun controls stop the inflow of violent criminals into the country? Don't expect a rational answer from Toronto to that question.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Canadian Tamils mourn the slain leader of an outlawed terrorist organization

GTA TAMILS MOURN SLAIN LEADER

`We feel that peace died with him'
Opposition MPs urge action as thousands gather at memorial for key peace negotiator
Nov 06, 2007 04:30 AM
Bill Taylor
staff reporter


White-clad children danced in the pouring rain, opposition MPs demanded a "meaningful" reaction from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and, his body racked by sobs, S.P. Ravi shared his grief over the death of a political leader who was also his younger brother.

S.P. Thamilchelvan, second-in-command and chief negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the guerrilla group fighting for a Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka, was killed Friday by a Sri Lankan military air strike that reportedly took out half a dozen top Tiger leaders.

Canada officially regards the Tigers as a terrorist organization.

Last night, thousands of Tamils from all over the GTA flocked to Markham Fairgrounds for a three-hour gathering to honour Thamilchelvan with prayer, speeches and music. An hour after it started, there were still traffic jams as people waited to get in.

As a huge poster of his brother was still being hung behind the stage and with someone holding an umbrella over him, Ravi, 44, told the crowd in Tamil that Canada had a responsibility to respect human rights in Sri Lanka and the aspirations of the Tamil minority.

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Ravi lives in Markham, where he works in a law office. He said his brother was the negotiator people on both sides most respected.

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Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Liberal MP for Etobicoke Centre, and Jim Karygiannis, Liberal member for Scarborough-Agincourt, both made speeches.


Read the whole article at Toronto Star.

I am not surprised to learn that the brother of the slain LTTE leader lives in Canada. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that many high ranking LTTE leaders have relatives in Canada.

Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada are a case point illustrating the joke that is our nation's refugee system. The vast majority of them are not conventional refugees as outlined by the United Nations but are in fact economic migrants who lied to the Canadian people and our government.

Sri Lanka is an island nation of about 19.6 million people. It is located just of the southern tip of India. The two main ethnic groups are Sinhalese and Tamil with the Sinhalese constituting the majority. These two groups share a troubled history continued with the current civil war that was ignited by the LTTE in the mid 1970s who, incidentally, continue to break cease fires. Tamils have suffered discrimination at the hands of the Sinhalese and are fighting for a separate homeland in the north east of Sri Lanka. This is where most of the fighting is concentrated. If one were a Tamil one could go to southern Sri Lanka to flee the fighting where there are parts where Tamils form a large minority. For instance about thirty per cent of the residents of the capital city of Colombo, which is the home of famed British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, are Tamil and about forty per cent are Sinhalese with other minority groups making up the difference. That means that about 200,000 Tamils live in Colombo, a city with a population of about 642,000 people. However there are more Tamils living in Canada then there are living in Colombo. As a matter of fact Canada is home to the largest collection of Sri Lankan Tamils outside of Sri Lanka. Why is that? The answer is simple: refugee.

Canada has the most lax refugee system in the world due to the Singh decision and Sri Lankan Tamils gamed it for all it was worth all the while contribution to a costly refugee back log and denying places to legitimate refugees. Tamils are not legitimate refugees. If internal flight is an option for a refugee than a refugee can be sent back and internal flight is an option to Tamils fleeing the fighting. They can go to Colombo. Refugees are also expected to make their claim in the first safe port. Canada has no direct link to Sri Lanka. India does. The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is home to 85 million people who are Tamil, who speak Tamil, and who form the majority of the populace. The state of Tamil Nadu is also, literally, located right across the street from Sri Lanka. So why would Tamils relocate themselves half way around the world to a northern country that is linguistically, ethnically, and culturally unfamiliar and has no historical connection to them whatsoever when the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a place that has a familiar culture, language, and ethnicity is located nearby? The reason is simple: Canada is an advance first world nation that is also "the land of trusting fools." Canada's acceptance rate for Sri Lankan refugees is 76%. This is in comparison with the U.K. with an acceptance rate of about 2% and Germany with about 4%. Armed with the Singh decision Canada became the choice mark for Tamils who wanted to queue jump their way into a first world nation. Once they got in they started sponsoring relatives. Even today the acceptance rate for Sri Lankan refugees is 76%. Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada illustrate why Canada needs to reform its refugee system. It can start by repealing the Singh decision. Canada can also stop accepting Sri Lankans as refugees and start sending them back.

The federal Liberals for years refused to list the LTTE as a terrorist organization, an organization that pioneered suicide bombing I might add, while most of the western world did. The reason is that Tamils can swing the votes in six federal ridings. This is why federal Liberals Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Liberal MP for Etobicoke Centre, and Jim Karygiannis, Liberal member for Scarborough-Agincourt, both made speeches. They were speaking to their core support group. In effect they don't represent Canadians in Ottawa. They represent Tamils.

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Immigration is about buying ethnic votes.

Canada set to boost `family' immigrants

Overall, immigration to remain steady next year as backlog of applicants has swelled to 850,000

Nov 02, 2007 04:30 AM
bruce campion-smith
ottawa bureau chief


OTTAWA–The federal government says it will allow more family members living abroad to join their relatives already here in Canada.

Canada will accept up to 71,000 immigrants in the family class next year – spouses, partners, dependants, parents and grandparents of immigrants already here, according to the immigration department's newly released annual report. That's 2,000 more than will be allowed into the country this year.

Vancouver-based immigration lawyer Richard Kurland said there are a lot of good reasons to open the doors to family members of immigrants already here in the country – including politics.

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"It is not done willy-nilly, happenstance. It is a calculated political marketing move," he said of the increase revealed this week. "It's a direct response to the challenge faced by a minority government lusting for majority. It's good politics to let Mummy and Daddy into Canada."

The department's annual report reveals that 251,649 permanent residents were admitted in 2006. And 109,524 newcomers had been admitted this year up until June.

Overall, Ottawa intends to hold the line on immigration levels in 2008, accepting 240,000 to 265,000 people, the same range as this year, according to the report.

In a surprise move, it will allow fewer skilled immigrants to settle in Canada next year, despite a booming economy that has left some regions of the country begging for workers.

The cut to so-called economic-class immigrants – a maximum of 154,000 next year, down from 158,000 this year – is raising eyebrows among opposition MPs and immigration experts.


Note - I am not surprised. Unless immigrants want to work in retail, hospitality, security, and fast food restaurants, there are no jobs for them here. The looming job shortage is in low wage positions. The drought in Canada's skilled job market is being over exaggerated to scare Canadians into suffering an immigration policy they otherwise oppose.

New Democrat MP Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) said Canada should set a goal of accepting 1 per cent of its population – or about 330,000 immigrants a year – to meet labour demand and the potential shortage of workers caused by an aging workforce.

"I think we need to take a bold step," Chow said yesterday. "I think we need a national debate."


Note - Olivia Chow is an immigrant herself and represents an immigrant heavy riding. She can be pro mass-immigration because it is to her political advantage to do so. Also, it is Canada that is being colonized by people from her home nation. If trends were reversed I am certain she would be singing a different tune similar to those coming out of Tibet.

No one has rationally explained, and Olivia Chow cannot either, why Canada needs to accept immigrants to the figure of 1 per cent of its population a year when Canada can achieve its economic goals with a smaller figure. No other industrialized country accepts more immigrants per capita than Canada does even though they all face similar challenges including an ageing labour force. She is right that a national debate is needed but I think she means one were she gets to set the parameters of the debate. Immigration reformers like me would be excluded if she had her way.

The report shows that the backlog of immigration applicants has swelled to more than 850,000.

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In 2006, according to the report, the 138,257 economic-class immigrants made up 54.9 per cent of the new arrivals. Just over 28 per cent – or 70,506 immigrants – were in the family class; 32,492 refugees and asylum seekers were admitted; and 10,223 were granted permanent resident status on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.


Read the whole article at the Toronto Star.

Family class immigrants are useless to Canada but useful to politicians and ethnic communities who wish to swell their numbers and expand the borders of their respective colonies.

Family class immigrants do not need to posses any relevant job or language skills to get into the country. Many are the aged parents of landed immigrants. These aged parents will not work and pay taxes and will inevitably be a net drain on Canada's social programs particularly health care. The immigrant who sponsored his or her, sometime both, parents to come here has not paid enough into Canada's health care system to cover him or her and any dependent children. Thus, Canadian tax payers will foot the bill to care for the imported parents of immigrants which is why the immigrant imported his parents here in the first place. This puts further strain on an already stressed out health care system. They also exacerbate the doctor shortage problem and in fact it is because of mass immigration that Canada has a doctor shortage to begin with.

However the imported relatives of landed immigrants will eventually get the right to vote and this is what this is all about. This has nothing to do benefiting Canada or the majority of Canadians.

Here are some numbers:


TOP 10 SOURCE COUNTRIES


2006 figures:

China: 33,080

India: 30,753

Philippines: 17,717

Pakistan: 12,332

U.S.: 10,943

Iran: 7,073

U.K.: 6,542

South Korea: 6,178

Colombia: 5,813

France: 4,915


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Monday, 5 November 2007

Immigration myth exposed: Many second generation immigrants struggle

From the Toronto Star.

Do 2nd generation immigrants thrive? Some do
Oct 30, 2007 04:30 AM
Nicholas Keung
IMMIGRATION/DIVERSITY REPORTER


The common belief that second-generation immigrants always fare better than those before and after them is only half true.

While second-generation women are more likely to be employed with higher earnings, a new Statistics Canada study found that their male counterparts do not share the same fortune from the generation's high educational attainment.

In fact, among young men born in Canada to two immigrant parents, visible minorities are doing "markedly" worse and earning less than same-age young men of native-born parents.

The study compared the earnings of second-generation Canadians to peers with Canadian-born parents from 1996 to 2004. It tracked their family characteristics, educational level and geographical distribution.

"Challenges associated with the integration of immigrants often extend beyond the first generation," wrote study author Boris Palameta.


This would not be the case if we did not import so many immigrants. I want to stress that mass immigration of the sort that Canada has adopted not only hurts native born Canadians but immigrants as well. Canada needs to reduce its immigration intake. At one time immigrants generally fared better than native born Canadians in part because Canada did not import so many immigrants. But that's not the case anymore. Productivity levels for immigrants have been dropping in relation to native born Canadians for the past twenty years. Many immigrants are driving cabs because there are no jobs for them here in their field. They were lied to.

Canada accepts too many immigrants. We need to reduce the numbers. This will benefit Canadian and immigrant alike. I know it is easier to say that immigrants are not faring as well because of racism and systemic discrimination but that would be dodging the core issue and allow the problem to fester. To solve any problem you need to get to its roots and one of those roots is mass immigration. Canada needs to reduce its immigration intake now.

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More Jamaican fun!

From the Toronto Sun.

Man acquitted in Just Desserts slaying found murdered
O'Neil Grant shot in Jamaica
By BRETT CLARKSON, Sun Media


O'Neil Grant, who spent five years in the Don Jail before being acquitted in the notorious Just Desserts murder trial, has been shot dead in Jamaica.

Grant, 35, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body late Monday at a Kingston bus terminal, according to reports Saturday. He was taken to hospital before midnight, where he was pronounced dead. Grant had been deported to his native Jamaica in 2002, despite having been in Canada since he was 11 years old.

Along with Lawrence Brown and Gary Francis, Grant was charged in the April 1994 shooting death of Georgina (ViVi) Leimonis. He languished in the Don for five years before a jury acquitted him of all charges in 1999.

Brown was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, and Gary Francis got a 15-year term for manslaughter and robbery convictions.

Grant's violent end was not the first time he'd been shot. In August 2001 Grant, then 29, was shot in the lower torso in a park near Flemington Rd., near Lawrence Ave. W. and Allen Rd.


How's that for Karma? You reap what you sow.

Like I said before gun violence in Toronto is not a "black problem." It is a Jamaica problem. I am baffled at how Jamaicans get into the country in the first place. Nevertheless Jamaicans are in Canada, Toronto primarily, and they imported Jamaica’s social ills that continue to feed the failure of that country.

I am beyond cultural relativism. Jamaican society is not fit for Canada. It is more than just reggae music, spice patties, and dread locks. It is guns and murder, homophobia, misogyny, and a culture of single mothers with children by different fathers that is alive and well in Toronto and is a factor contributing to a culture of crime. Recall that O’Neil immigrated to Canada from Jamaica when he was eleven. We need to be honest with ourselves and admit that Canada has imported much of its criminal element. If we had a saner immigration system I argue that the crime rates of our cities would be even lower. I am amazed at how many crimes are reported in the newspapers where the individuals involved, both victim and victimizer, have non-traditional names (i.e. non-Canadian).

This is our country. It is our right as Canadians to say who we do and do not want to introduce into our society.

Related:
Gun violence in Toronto isn't simply a "black problem." It's a Jamaica problem
Canada imports Jamaican culture of single mother/multiple fathers
"Got A Jamaican Gang Problem? Blame The Americans" or "We Need Immigrants From Jamaica, Why?"
Canada Needs Immigrants From Jamaica, Why?
In Other News The Sun Rose and Set As Predicted

Thursday, 1 November 2007

An eye opener on our refugee system

From the National Post.

A life spent in limbo

An alleged assassin is in the midst of Canada's most protracted refugee battle

Adrian Humphreys, National Post
Published: Thursday, November 01, 2007


Twenty years ago, Rodolfo Pacificador arrived in Canada at the Niagara Falls border under a cloud, suspected in the assassination of a popular politician in his native Philippines. After several immigration tribunals and umpteen court challenges -- making this Canada's most protracted refugee battle -- Mr. Pacificador remains free in Toronto and has just won another reprieve.

The case of the accused assassin highlights the difficulties of weighing competing claims from abroad and the extensive avenues of appeal available to refugee claimants if they have the wealth to pursue them.

And wealth, Mr. Pacificador and his family had. But despite his family's privileged status in the Philippines, Mr. Pacificador has achieved such titles in Canada as once being the longest-serving inmate in Toronto's Don Jail, where he kept a pet mouse on a string leash. It is not the life he envisioned.

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The public's outcry at the Javier murder helped fuel a popular uprising across the Philippines that quickly led to Mr. Marcos being deposed by the "People Power" revolution. Mr. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, fled the country and Ms. Aquino was installed as president.

Mr. Pacificador also fled, travelling to Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States before crossing into Canada on Sept. 29, 1987, and claiming refugee status.

It took a year for his claim in Canada to be heard. The tribunal found he was not a convention refugee. He appealed and his case joined the system's backlog.


Note - This is a classic case of asylum shopping. He had been if four countries prior to his arrival in Canada. Why didn't he make his claims then? He was specifically targeting Canada becuase of our rediculous refugee laws and almost endless appeals.

The Philippine government, meanwhile, was anxious to bring Mr. Pacificador to trial on a murder charge. It provided motivation for the two countries to sign an extradition treaty in 1990. The following year he was arrested on behalf of Manila and a year after that he was ordered extradited.

He was placed in the Don Jail while he fought to remain here, a jail stay that stretched to more than six years during a flurry of lost appeals that worked their way to the Supreme Court of Canada, which declined to hear his case in 1994. The Minister of Justice then ordered his extradition in 1996.

Mr. Pacificador again appealed the order, this time receiving better news. In 1999 an Ontario judge accepted that his right to liberty and security guaranteed under the Charter of Rights would be violated if he were sent home. The decision was largely based on the fact that his several co-accused in the Philippines, including his father, were being held in legal limbo. At the same time, Canada's refugee proceedings were moving forward. Mr. Pacificador was ordered deported because of foreign acts of criminality. He appealed, winning a new hearing in 2001.


Note - Pacificador is not a Canadian citizen yet he received a ruling in his favour becuase his Charter rights would be violated. This is an example of how the Charter has devalued Canadian citizenship by extending almost all the same rights to anyone who has set a foot on Canadian soil. A refugee has all the rights and freedoms a Canadian citizen has except the right to vote.

In 2002, the Immigration and Refugee Board found that he was not excluded from claiming refugee status because of criminality, stating the Filipino case was "badly tainted by corruption and interference." It also ruled, however, that Mr. Pacificador was still not a refugee because he did not have a well-founded fear of persecution. As a man of wealth, the board ruled, he could avoid the torture and harsh conditions of the Filipino judicial system.

The following year, an Ontario judge overturned that decision, calling it "perverse" that a man could be considered safe in a corrupt system just because he would be able to corrupt his jailers to his benefit.

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A new refugee hearing in Canada by the IRB looked at the acquittal of his father as evidence that unfair persecution did not await Mr. Pacificador at home.

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Mr. Pacificador, however, claimed the acquittal was a clever ploy to convince the Canadians to hand him over. Recently, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that the IRB had again erred in its adjudication.

"It was unreasonable for the board to close its eyes to the numerous shortcomings of the Philippine judicial system and to the serious violations of the fundamental rights of the other accused that have marred their trial for the Javier murder, only to assume that the applicant will benefit from the same favourable treatment as his father," Justice Yves de Montigny ruled.

Judge de Montigny ordered the IRB to convene yet another hearing to assess Mr. Pacificador's case. That could take a year.

"It is as if he is starting afresh. Twenty years later, it will be as if he just made his refugee claim today," said Douglas Lehrer, Mr. Pacificador's Toronto immigration lawyer. (Mr. Pacificador declined to be interviewed or photographed for this story.)

Mr. Pacificador has since married in Canada and had a child. The government will wait for the next IRB decision.

Gun violence in Toronto isn't simply a "black problem." It's a Jamaica problem

This first story is from the Toronto Star.

Deported man faces firearms charges

Police question how man ousted from Canada after attempted-murder conviction is back again

Oct 30, 2007 04:30 AM

Betsy Powell
Crime Reporter


The Canadian Border Services Agency is investigating how and when a man deported from Canada two years ago sneaked back into the country only to be arrested on the weekend by Toronto police on multiple firearms charges.

Lloyd Demetrius, 28, was taken into custody early Saturday after two men fired several shots into the air in front of a bar on Hymus Rd., near Warden and St. Clair Aves.

Also charged was Ernesto Gayle, 30, who was released from custody in April for time served after pleading guilty to gangsterism charges. He was arrested in 2004 as part of Project Pathfinder, targeting members of the Galloway Boys, based in the southeast Toronto.

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Police said they performed two "high-risk takedowns" on vehicles in different parts of east Toronto. A Glock pistol and crack cocaine were seized from one vehicle. Several spent shell casings were located inside the other vehicle and a 9 mm handgun was found nearby.

In 1999, Demetrius was convicted of pumping three bullets into a man who tried to calm him down after Demetrius demanded to be at the front of a takeout line at a West Indian restaurant at Kingston and Galloway Rds.

After Demetrius fled the scene, a warrant for attempted murder was issued and his name was added to Toronto police's most wanted website. In July 2000, he was arrested when he crossed back into Canada under his own name.

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Pape can't confirm where he went but Demetrius was born in Jamaica. He came to Canada as a child in 1981 and became a permanent resident.


This second story is also from Toronto Star.

'Good kid' gunned down

Shocked family grieves after Jamie Hilton, 21, shot to death; one other man hurt in shootout

Oct 29, 2007 04:30 AM
Jim Wilkes


Less than an hour before he was shot to death, Jamie Hilton was packing boxes of food and clothing bound for relatives in Jamaica.

The 21-year-old was gunned down in a Dundas St. W. apartment shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, just a block from the apartment where he lived with his mother and three younger siblings.

He was, according to family and police, "a good boy" who had never been in trouble with the law.

And yet he died in a hail of gunfire that also wounded another man and left police hunting for the tenants of the apartment he visited.

"This is not right," Julette Douglas sobbed as she left home to identify her son's body at the morgue.

"He's a good kid, a good kid. He never had no problem with the law.

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Reid said Hilton had been in Canada about 10 years. He has two teenaged sisters and a 3-year-old brother. He also has half-siblings who live with his father in Jamaica. "Everyone is taking it so hard."


It has become commonplace in Toronto to read news stories where the killer or the killed is Jamaican or is of Jamaican heritage with relatives still living in the home country. Jamaican society is not compatible with Canadian values. It is violent, homophobic, and misogynistic. It is a failed state where it is common for children of a shared mother but of different fathers live in a single parent home. What good is it for Canada to import people who come from this society and replicate in our cities? I, for one, do not want to see it in my country but it is here because we imported it. I do not suggest Canada totally cut off any immigration from Jamaica but we should severely restrict the importation of Jamaicans.

Biker gangs and Asian gangs bring drug feud to cottage country

From the National Post.

Cottage country's new industry: marijuana

'Pot pirates' are injecting a terrifying twist to the marijuana industry

Rebecca Penty, National Post

Published: Monday, October 29, 2007


HALIBURTON - As the trees change from green to red and orange along Highway 400, city dwellers make fewer weekend treks hours north of Toronto, through winding country roads, into the heart of cottage country.

The seasonal holidaymakers are replaced instead by the criminals involved in outdoor marijuana growops who each year descend upon the region's remote swampland, fields and forests to harvest their crop, but who this year are behind levels of violence so unprecedented that it has residents and cottagers thoroughly frightened.

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Biker gangs, Asian gangs and other criminals have operated a lucrative drug industry in cottage country for years, but police say a violent new trend is emerging: criminals stealing from other criminals' grow-ops.

"What we are dealing with is pot pirates -- individuals who scour the area and identify grows and take plants at any cost, with no regard for public safety," said Detective-Sergeannt Dean Steinke of the Kawartha Lakes Combined Forces Drug Enforcement Unit.

On Oct. 5, two contractors working for the Ministry of Natural Resources driving ATVs on a trail near Minden came upon three armed and masked men dragging bags of harvested marijuana out of the bush. The contractors were taken hostage and tied up with their own belts -- one was pistol-whipped -- while the assailants took their identification and stole their ATVs. That same afternoon, four others using the trail were similarly stopped, tied up, and forced to lie face down on the ground.

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While those operating grow-ops have been known to steal ATVs from private properties, these recent incidents are the first time that officers have encountered such a degree of violence toward innocent people.

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Last fall, five police from the Kawartha Lakes drug unit arrived at an outdoor grow-op targeted as part of a crackdown and found a large group of men on the scene stealing plants.

"Twenty-one people went into the bush from every ethnic group, working together to steal someone else's grow," said Det. Sgt. Steinke. "They were armed and wore bulletproof vests." Police initially intercepted a dozen of the thieves and caught the rest of them throughout the evening.


Biker gangs are bad enough. We do not need Asian gangs but we imported them and now we're stuck with them. If Canada didn't import so many people we would be in a better position to weed out criminal elements. But since immigration is a numbers game, with ethnic groups pressuring Canada's political parties with their votes to keep numbers high and laws relaxed, it doesn't look like anything good is going to happen any time soon.

What I find funny about this is that while Asians are responsible for the largest ecstasy busts in Canadian history and have helped bring the drug war to Ontario's cottage country, not to mention their notorious penchant for breaking copyright laws, people like Avvy Go and Susan Eng are more concerned about "white boogeymen" hiding in the bushes waiting to push Asian fishermen into the water even though the fishermen may be illegally fishing anyways. Guess some people have different priorities.