Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Malton, Ontario: Too Many Immigrants, Not Enough Jobs.

The social problems that now plague Malton, Ontario could have been avoided, if not diminished, if Canada had a saner immigration system. Because of mass immigration a heavy influx of primarily South Asian immigrants into the community outpaced job growth and now Malton is witnessing rising crime rates. Read it here at the Toronto Star.

Malton battles its demons

Corner of Mississauga dealing with high crime, changing demographics, few job opportunities
Oct 31, 2008 04:30 AM
Kenyon Wallace
Staff Reporter

It's a refreshing outlook. Pride in Malton – the small, geographically isolated suburb in northeast Mississauga – is scarce these days. The modest neighbourhood, bordered by Brampton, Rexdale and Pearson International Airport, has seen an increasing number of homicides and other violent crimes over the past year.


But crime statistics give many residents and politicians pause. This year, five of Peel's 24 homicides occurred in Malton, many gang-related. According to Peel police statistics, violent crimes in 21 Division, which includes Malton and south Brampton, have increased steadily over the past three years, second only to Brampton's 22 Division. And while Peel saw an overall decrease in violent crime between 2006 and 2007, the decline was less than Toronto experienced.

Malton is a yet another example of a suburban area caught in the crosshairs of violent crime in a ring of lower-income neighbourhoods surrounding Toronto's more prosperous core. Some blame geography, arguing that gangsters from Rexdale and Brampton use Malton as a meeting ground for drug deals. Others say there aren't enough social services to keep immigrant kids occupied while their parents work two jobs.

Malton, once a centre for aircraft building and war pilot training, has been a community of working-class newcomers since the early British wave that settled in after World War II.

But the demographics have changed noticeably, as has the local economy. Postwar Italian and Polish immigrants have given way to those from South Asia and the Caribbean, and immigrants now comprise more than 64 per cent of Malton's population, according to a 2006 report by the Social Planning Council of Peel.


Joyce Temple-Smith, executive director of Malton Neighbourhood Services, says the area's biggest need is jobs.

"Not just any jobs, but jobs that pay enough to live a dignified life,"
she said.

That's wishful thinking since much of Canada's job growth is in jobs that won't pay for a dignified life and are often part time or temporary. But someone's got to do them and that's where immigration comes in particularly third world immigration because who else will do jobs that Canadians won't do at that pay? Such is the racism at the root of the "Canada needs more immigrants for job growth" crowd.

There is a connection between rising crime rates and mass immigration. Since much of the jobs immigrants were imported to fill are either non-existent or low paying Canada is effectively importing poverty. And poverty and high density are a potent mix.

I should also add that the Rexdale neighbourhood of Toronto as well as South Brampton are also immigrant heavy areas particularly South Asian immigration. And, like Malton, are home to similar social ills such as high density, few job opportunities, and low income families.

The social problems that now plague these communities can be controlled if we lower immigration numbers as one of many avenues to take. If we had never let Canada's immigration system get out of control in the first place then these problems could have been avoided altogether.


Anonymous said...

"Postwar Italian and Polish immigrants have given way to those from South Asia and the Caribbean, and immigrants now comprise more than 64 per cent of Malton's population,...."

Notice the words "have given way" were used, when a more apt description would have been "white flight". Of course, we're reading the Toronto Star here, so it's incumbent upon the reader to decipher the necessary code words that are usually imbedded in their articles.

One could also assume, this is a clear admission that Toronto's "diversity" is not a strength at all, but a repelling force that drives the different races apart.

But, we all know that anyway. The "Diversity Our Strength" motto is just another Orwellian slogan designed to brainwash gullible citizens into believing the opposite. For example, "War is Peace" -- "Freedom is Slavery" -- "Ignorance is Strength".

In fact, the official interpretation does not refer directly to race at all, but the implication is clearly evident in multi-racial Toronto.

Anonymous said...

I have just been in a debate about the crime rates in a homogeneous population without immmigration, there is only one, Japan, but it does make some interesting reading.The following are Japanese rape statistics for 1972 and 1995, the study was done to see if lifting all barriers on pornography would have a negative effect on sex crimes. The population at those times were 107 and 125 million.
72-4677rapes-85%conviction- 33% juv.
95-1500rapes-95% conviction-9.6%juvenile.

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Anonymous said...

it s unfair that hazel supports the settling of new immigrants in malton just becouse we r close to the airport yall need to move up north out west if u can t survive sorry about you luck go home you tried didn t make it oh well at least you tried now go home ans saY you ve been to canada have a nice DAY we don t need u never have thanks tom our liberal government europians can no longer gat in to caneda they r skilled u r not have a nice flight home we still love u we will send forieghn aid all the best good luck

Unknown said...

Just was reading your above article from 2008; I would say being a Panjabi Canadian myself; I am so unlucky not to live in Malton or sorrounding area because the houses in GTA are very expensive as compared to Windsor and other outside areas. Immigration is not the problem as Canadian population is already too low. Because Malton, Rexdale, Brampton, Mississauga etc areas are so close to international airports that immigrants get out of the plane and try to settle around the international airports although they travel only once a year and after they take mortgage, the can not travel as frequently. So, I suggest that they should spread out to other less populated parts of their provinces. Greater London and Windsor areas are less expensive than GTA and houses are more than 50% cheaper. This just their fear of isolation which is stopping them. If they can emigrate thousands of miles from other countries; can not they spread out few hundred miles locally. We have better means of transportation and communication than most of countries. Thanks