Canadians are told ad nauseam by our betters in the media and in politics that multiculturalism, and by default mass immigration that supports it, is one of several things that defines Canada to the world. This is an odd thing to say since multiculturalism and mass immigration are effectively erasing two key characteristically Canadian icons that most Canadians cherish over multiculturalism and would agree that defines the nation more so.
The first one is ice hockey. Immigrants don't play ice hockey. They play soccer and cricket and it is only a matter of time before soccer and cricket surpass hockey in popularity relegating that sport to a niche interest played by Canada's future minority white population. This is a sad fate that awaits Canada's national pass time since Canada is one of a few countries in the world to produce a sport that is also played internationally. What kind of future does ice hockey have when most of the population of the country of that sport's birth are completely indifferent to it? What about the Grey Cup, one of Canada's biggest sporting events?
The other tragedy will be Canada's health care system. Canada cannot afford a mass immigration system and a public health care system at the same time. The former will eventually bankrupt the latter.
Here is a Toronto Star article about the lack of hospital services in Toronto's growing 905 region (so called because of the area code). The region's hospital services cannot keep up with its population growth. The 905 area is also where many immigrants are now settling instead of the city of Toronto itself driving that region's population growth rate. Is there a relation between immigrant settlement patterns and over stressed health care services? Of course there is. A visit to any hospital ER in Toronto should make this point obvious.
Toronto and the surrounding region attracts the bulk of immigrants to the nation. Without a corresponding growth in the number of practicing doctors, other health care sector workers, and services as well it should come to no surprise that Canada has a doctor shortage and that wait times have increased.
Many will argue that Canada doesn't have a doctor shortage but a problem recognizing foreign medical credentials. I think this is true for some since Canada's professional classes have erected the artificial barrier of "Canadian experience" (what does that even mean?) to protect their salaries from the negative effects of mass immigration. But the elephant in the room is that many if not most foreign trained medical professionals are not up to par with Canadian standards with some possessing falsified documents. This bit of information creeps up in the few instances when a representative of Canada's health care sector is allowed to speak candidly.
Then there is the question of whether Canada's immigrant population have paid enough in taxes to support the use of Canada's health care system or are they being subsidized by Canadians?
Canada's health care system is experiencing unnecessary stress due to mass immigration most of which is itself unnecessary and superfluous. This is of little concern to Canada's politicians who can easily afford private health insurance and fly to the United States if need be while courting the ethnic vote with promises of more immigration and eased immigration laws. For those they represent this is not an option. If Canadians realized that mass immigration is helping to bankrupt the health care system then they would demand action and a reduction of immigration numbers which is why such a discussion is not allowed. But Canadians must decided what they cherish more: mass immigration or health care? I think the choice is obvious.