Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Multiculturalism Or Else!

So, a conviction was handed out to a man involved in a "nippertipping" incident that occurred in 2007. This altercation lead to a car chase that concluded with a car crash that left one man, ironically non-Asian, permanently mentally impaired. The CBC has the story here.

I don't know the exact details of the event but the actions of Trevor Middleton is indefensible.

From what I have read attacks on Asian anglers have been ongoing in the area for several years, so often in fact it developed the name "nippertipping". The attacks have more to do with humiliating the angler than to cause real bodily harm. The attack was typically characterized as being pushed into the water fishing-tackle and all. Trevor Middleton took it further by escalating it to a car chase.

It may be a turf war where local anglers who "don't take too kindly to outsiders" are trying to be as impolite as possible to keep people away. This may be why non-Asian anglers have also complained about being attacked and why the authorities didn't consider the attacks racially motivated.

However race is a factor. Or is it? I have read comments by some locals who were not necessarily defending "nippertipping" but were describing the actions of the Asian anglers that would invite the negative attention they were receiving. To the point, they were, well, jerks. They were over-fishing, fishing illegally, fishing commercially, fishing all night and leaving garbage and human waste lying about, as well as crowding out locals and crossing fishing lines at popular fishing spots and then responding by saying "don't speak English". If this is true then you were pretty much asking for a fight but even so you are still not justified in pushing people in the water no matter how badly they deserve it.

However what happened in Georgian Township just north of Toronto got me thinking. What is a town to do if it rejects multiculturalism? What if it does not want the demographically changing effects that mass immigration imposes? What if it likes its white bread traditional character and wants to keep it that way?

There is little it can do. In Canada we have freedom of movement. People can live anywhere they want (except on native reserves). It can do what the people of Hérouxville, Quebec did by adopting a code of conduct but beyond that there is little.

They do not have the natural defenses that Canada's ethnic colonies have. These "communities" have linguistic, racial, and cultural barriers that invite in people who look, talk, and act alike while repelling those who differ. And no one complains because, in reality, no wants to live with them anyways. If they do it is mostly not by choice but by circumstance.

As much as Canada is self congratulating at being an inclusive society in practice people of differing ethnic origins do not care to live with each other preferring instead to cluster in areas that either start with the word "little" in front of it or ends in the word "town" (and they all end up spelling colony in the end). Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words and what Canada's immigrant communities are saying via settlement patterns is loud and clear. It is that they want to live among their own and they have the means to keep it that way.

Canadian towns and communities do not have that luxury. They have nothing at their disposal to preserve their character. The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms compels them to accommodate those who willfully refuse to integrate. If they complain their names will be dragged through the muck with accusations of bigotry and racism. At worst, individuals will be hauled before a Human Rights Commission and financially ruined. It is multiculturalism or else.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Finally Deported After Fifteen Years (and how much money?).

Parminder Singh Saini has finally been deported back to his native India after a fifteen year stay in Hotel Canada during which time was able to obtain an undergraduate degree as well as a law degree from Canadian universities.

It shouldn't have taken this long. The man should have been kicked out of Canada a long time ago but thanks to an appeals process that has more to do with giving lawyers work than it does with due process Mr. Saini was able to delay his removal for fifteen years! Did I mention it took fifteen years to deport the man? No? Well it did. It took fifteen freakin' years to remove this man from our country.

This is another example that puts the spotlight on what is wrong with the immigration system. The appeals process is ridiculous, fashioned by lawyer for lawyers and put into legislation by ethic block vote seeking politicians.

The real question is how much tax dollars was wasted on this man to deport him.

The National Post has the story here.
A convicted Indian hijacker who came to Canada 15 years ago under a false identity was deported this morning, according to federal officials.

The Canadian government had been trying to deport Parminder Singh Saini since shortly after he arrived in the country in 1995 using a fake Afghan passport.

He had been fighting his deportation in the Federal Court of Canada but after the case was dismissed on Monday, the Canada Border Services Agency acted swiftly.

Escorted by CBSA officers, Mr. Saini, who has been designated a danger to Canadians, boarded a plane in Toronto on Tuesday morning to begin a one-way journey back to India.

A former member of the militant All India Sikh Student Federation, Mr. Saini hijacked an Air India passenger flight from Srinigar, India to Lahore, Pakistan in 1984.

He was convicted and sentenced to death but was released after serving 10 years. He fled to Canada, claiming to be "Balbir Singh," and was granted refugee status.

The poster boy for the appeals process is Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad. He's been in the country since 1988 and the government has been trying to deport him ever since to the tune of more than $3 million. Knowing that you can't blame Mr. Saini for trying.

UPDATE: It appears Canada may be forced to take the man back. The National Post has the story here. If Mr. Saini is returned it wouldn't be the first time lawyers compelled Canada to re-introduce foreign undesirables into Canadian society. From the article:
The appeal is based on a 2007 case involving a schizophrenic Jamaican with an extensive criminal record. The CBSA deported him but was forced to fly him back to Canada after a judge ruled that federal officials had inadvertently misled him. Last fall, the CBSA was similarly forced to return a former Toronto gang member to Toronto three years after he had been deported to Sri Lanka.

That's lawyers for ya as if you didn't have enough reason to hate them already.

Let's be clear here. For the lawyers involved this is just a paycheck. It's not about doing what is right. The man lied about who he is and about his terrorist past. He hijacked an airliner for crying out loud and threatened to kill innocent people if his demands were not met. Had it be known who he was from the outset he wouldn't have been allowed into the country in the first place.

Yet he got in and was allowed to stay for fifteen years based on him misrepresenting himself to Canadian authorities. He is our problem now becuase he lied. Why should it be so hard to get rid of this man? Should our immigration laws ultimately reward him with Canadian citizenship when he clearly doesn't deserve it?

This case highlights the absurdity of Canada's immigration system and how it is mostly engineered to give lawyers work and to keep people in the country no matter how undeserving they are to be here. There really is something rotten in Gothem.