As if the culture of entitlement is not present enough in the current wave of immigrants now it seems some think they paid too much to get into Canada.
This is from the Toronto Star which can be read here.
Lawsuit filed over high fees to immigrate
Jan 31, 2008 04:30 AM
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has been served a $702 million class-action lawsuit for overcharging on immigration application fees.
Court documents said 2 million to 3 million people paid application fees for some 9 million to 10 million visas, authorizations or permits in the period to Canada. The fees range from $75 for a temporary resident visa to $1,050 for a permanent resident visa.
The claim was brought forward by representative plaintiffs Alan Hinton and Irene Popapova of Coquitlam, B.C., under the federal Financial Administration Act, which stipulates that user fees may not exceed the cost of providing the public service or the use of the facility.
So these immigrants think that Canada is not worth the $1,050 permanent resident fee, that they were over charged. So what is Canada worth to them? Some immigrants just pay the $75 dollar temporary resident visa and then never leave but produce anchor babies as a means to stay.
Considering the benefits they reap as soon as they set foot on Canadian soil - Charter protection, full health benefits, social assistance, work permits, etc. - it seems to me the $1,050 permanent resident fee is a bargain. I actually think it is too little.