Here is the article care of the National Post.
Multicultural cash divides us: Mayor McCallion says grants used to set immigrants apart
Natalie Alcoba, National Post Published: Friday, March 07, 2008
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion criticized federal multicultural funding as dividing immigrants instead of uniting them, and called for better integration of newcomers.
"An awful lot of money is spent on multiculturalism and on keeping our immigrants separated rather than integrated," Ms. McCallion said in an interview.
"They've been given all kinds of money over the years to have their own organization, their own programs, and I think there should be more money spent on integration, in other words, encouraging them to get involved in all the organizations within a community like the service clubs and the sports groups."
Immigrants prefer it this way. They have no real intention of integrating. If they did then they had the opportunity to show it a long time ago but the existence, persistence, and growth of ethnic enclaves reveals their true intent. The only integration they want is economic integration. Culturally they prefer segregation or balkanization and try to convince everyone that Turbans, saris, dread locks, and dragon boat races are a Canadian as hockey, maple syrup, and butter tarts.
As for the money McCallion is talking about that is pubic money doled out to curry favour from ethnic voting blocks. In other words politicians use tax dollars to bribe ethnic voters so that they can stay in office, the kind of thing that disgraced Liberal MPP Mike Colle (who is an immigrant from Italy by the way) was doing when he gave $1 million dollars to a cricket club and $15 million to the United Jewish Appeal Federation. In any case, its just more money to throw on the mountain of cash needed to sustain the immigration industry all the while Canadians need to fly to the United States for an MRI. It's a disgrace!
Ms. McCallion said she knows the value of cultural groups and does not want to "cut off" their funding.
However, she argues in favour of stepping up outreach efforts that help integrate the growing number of new residents who are choosing to live in the cities outside of Toronto.
According to 2006 Census data, Peel and York regions had the highest immigrant population growth in the Greater Toronto Area, with a 32% and 34% increase, respectively, from 2001 to 2006. Toronto, by comparison, had the lowest in the region, with a 2% increase.
Immigrants now make up about half of Toronto's population, 49% of Peel region's and 43% of people living in York.
Funding programs to integrate immigrants is just more wasted money because immigrants have shown they posses no desire to fully integrate into Canadian society. If they really wanted to then they will but the fact is they don't. The problem is official multiculturalism. Get rid of it. The other problem is the mass importation of culturally dissimilar people from so few countries (like India, China, and the Philippines for instance). This practice needs to stop.