Monday, 31 March 2014

Sikh Immigrants Become Truckers, Drive Down Industry Wages, Then Protest Driving Down Wages.

Is there a word for "irony" in Punjabi?

The same thing is afoot here in southern Ontario.

If you need an example of immigrants lowering the living standards of Canadians look no further than Sikhs in trucking.

This is a modern example of why Canada had a head-tax in its past which reminds me; we need another head-tax.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Why Doesn't The Canadian Labour Congress Push For Less Immigration?

14.2%, 27.7%, and 40%. These are the respective real unemployment numbers nationally, for the nation's youth, and for recently arrived immigrants/aboriginal youth combined if underemployment is to be factored in. This is according to a Canadian Labour Congress report. These figures are double the official rates that come out of Ottawa.

Also noteworthy is that 72% of new net job created between 2008 and 2013 can be classified as precarious work. This is an employment situation affecting half of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Hamilton, ON workers. (Incidentally, Toronto and Hamilton city councils voted to make their cities "sanctuary cities.")

Of the demands the CLC is seeking; better reporting of the underemployed, better counting of the underemployed, and official acknowledgement of the numbers of Canadians economically struggling; the CLC fails without surprise to acknowledge that immigration is also a problem and prime contributor to the precarious workforce. If the CLC is sincere in it's concern for the economic well being of working Canadians it should question the government's rational for continuing a mass immigration program when underemployment figures are so high.

And young Canadians need to smarten up. Being forced into precarious work, especially at a young age, can have a lasting impact on an individual's working life. With a real unemployment rate at 27.7%, it's odd how they can be so supportive of immigration when it's not in their interests to do so. But then again they did have to suffer through years of being indoctrinated to the orthodoxies of the state's official religion in the nation's public school system. Perhaps some time in the real world will open their eyes but by that time it may be too late.

Related.
There are now 6.3 unemployed people per job vacancy, up from 5.7 unemployed people per vacancy a year earlier, StatsCan’s data shows. The number of unemployed people has stayed stable, at 1.2 million, over the past year, but the number of jobs available has shrunk, causing the ratio to go up.
Even in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the number of job-seekers per job is increasing. There were 2.4 job-seekers per job in Saskatchewan in December, up from 2.1 in August, 2012. In Alberta, there were 2.3 job-seekers, up from 1.7 in August, 2012.
The skills shortage and the labour shortage are myths.  We don't need more immigrants.  Not now and not for years to come if we ever needed that many at all.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Chinese Millionaires Crying Over The Loss Of The 'Screw Over Canadian Tax-Payers' Investor Program.

Aw, poor babies! Don't excuse me while I don't shed a tear for them. Because I don't care if you would or not. And it seems little compassion is being sent their way in the comments as well. Here too.

It can't be said enough why the "investor class" immigration stream was eventually deep-sixed. It was because these wealthy "investors", mostly from China, paid little in taxes, couldn't bother themselves to learn English or French, and were less likely to physically reside in Canada (which would explain their poor proficiency in either official language). They came to Canada to parasitically take advantage of our tax-payer funded social programs while paying as little taxes in Canada to support them. Who needs these people?!

It's debatable whether these "investors" benefited Canada at all. It's likely these wealthy immigrants reaped most of the benefits by having their health-care and education needs subsidized by Canadians thus freeing up funds so they can buy imported luxury items designed and made elsewhere. It's a case of the Canadian poor and middle-class subsidizing the lavish lifestyles of China's globe-trotting, parasitic rich.

If any benefits were had I'm sure it would be undone by the damage they have caused to the lives of Canadians by helping propel Canadian real-estate prices into stratosphere territory with the attendant economic dangers that come with bubble real-estate markets. Not to mention littering our city skylines with eyesore condo projects that have "made in China" written all over them (cheaply built, overpriced walk-in closets).

The flattering language and ego stroking they use in the article to pander to Canadians sensibilities is insulting in light of the behaviour of their "investor class" colleagues. Spare us!

Their motives are, and always were, selfish. They had no intention of contributing to or integrating into Canadian society. Canada was a place to park and launder their money while having us pay for the education of their children and care for their elderly. One has to wonder why one of the most tax averse people on the planet had such strong desires to move to a high tax regime like Canada in the first place if they didn't know of ways to game the system.

Good riddance and get lost! Try Singapore. I'm sure they'll love you there.

Ultimately the blame lies with Canada for implementing a program that witnessed fraud from the get-go and didn't do anything about it until now. We created and allowed the continuance of a program where wealthy individuals could practically buy Canadian citizenship and the benefits that go with it. And then eventually foot the bill to Canadian tax-payers. Who wouldn't take advantage of that? These people are opportunists pursuing their self-interest and Canada gave them an opportunity to maximize their benefits while minimizing their costs. It's our fault and while the scorn directed at the "investor class" is warranted it should really be directed at ourselves, more particularly those in power who created it and let it continue for so long.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Number of 'new Canadians' Up, Middle Class Down.

That's it Mr. Alexander. Just keep shoveling them in.

We'll just throw this surplus mass of warm bodies onto the growing pile of the disappearing middle class like we've been doing for years now.

Just bare in mind those making these decisions are sheltered from the economic consequences of mass immigration the rest of us have to put up with. Indeed, many of them benefit from it. They only know the middle-class is struggling because they hear about it, not because they are experiencing it.