So Trudeau appointed a Somali refugee/immigration lawyer/criminal lawyer as Minister for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship because conflict of interest is apparently not a thing with this government. (And that Ahmed Hussen is a Somali who specializes in immigration and criminal law shows the man knows his community very well). In the latest announcement by this government that inspires even less confidence in it, if there was any left to give, we learned of its plan to flood the country with 1 million immigrants in three years because importing millions of immigrants from the dysfunctional third world will somehow, fingers-crossed make Canada prosperous and competitive. It hasn't worked out that way yet but I guess the strategy is if we make the pile of third world immigrants high enough it will magically birth economic prosperity from within. Anyhow, the usual excuses were paraded to an increasingly immigrant weary Canadian populace being told that “immigrants are key to Canada’s prosperity.” If that’s true then why is Peel Region so damn poor?
Peel Region is one of three Regional Municipalities bordering Toronto and, along with Halton Region, makes up what is called the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Peel encompasses the cities of Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon having a collective population of approximately 1.4 million of whom over half of those are non-whites and recent immigrants arriving mostly from the Middle East and Asia. And 47% of Peel Region’s residents are considered poor with 4% considered extremely poor.
It wasn’t always like this. Back in the bad old days of 1980 when Peel, indeed Toronto and the whole of the GTA, was mostly white and stable and therefore awful places to live and raise a family only 2% of Peel residents were considered low-income. It was also a time when Canada wasn’t burdened with out of control immigration. All it took was 35 years of massive third world immigration to f**k that up didn’t it? Thank you immigration industry! You really know what’s best for this country.
It’s not like they didn’t see it coming. Poverty was increasing in Peel in tandem with immigrant driven population growth yet those in power did nothing. Even Mississauga’s celebrated Hazel McCallion did nothing as she presided over the increasing impoverishment of her city. They chose to distract themselves and the public with bromides to diversity and ethnic festivals. Meanwhile none of the economic prosperity immigration allegedly brings to a society came to fruition. What happened was predictable and could have been avoided if anyone was brave enough to tell it like it is: too many immigrants, not enough jobs. And not just any jobs but ones that pay a livable income.
Peel Region became reliant on housing to drive the economy foolishly believing a growing population brings prosperity. But apparently that’s not true. Building houses and filling them with people isn’t a good model for an economy with a long-term outlook. It’s a lesson Peel learned the hard way and it’s a problem they allowed to happen and now have to deal with.
Their solutions are laughably naïve. They think easier access to services for the poor will alleviate their poverty woes but no it won’t. This is the solution the usual parasites in the social service sector give because it means sustained funding and employment for them but not so much for their clients. It’s also the career friendly answer for a hack urban politician dependent on immigrant votes to keep her pathetic political career alive. What are needed are good paying jobs but there aren’t many of those going around are there? And it’s apparent immigrants don’t create them either.