"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday 5 September 2017


Ontario Senator Ratna Omidvar says Canada should welcome 30,000 "Dreamers" as immigrants from the U. S. For various reasons, mainly education, it would be a benefit to Canada. 

"Low hanging fruit" she called it. 

I don't know the woman. Don't recognize her photo from the interview with Rosemary Barton of the CBC . 

Wikipedia reveals nothing of  how she came to be appointed acting spokesperson for someone like myself.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the appointment. That's all there was. No date. No background. No place of birth ,length of residence or Canadian experience. .. nothing. No indication of useful contribution before or since appointment to the Canadian Senate. Or when that was. 

A solitary reference is made to an amendment proposed by herself to  Bill  C 6 .The amendment would disallow deportation for giving  false information  to obtain legal status in Canada. In other words, obtaining citizenship by lying should be perfectly acceptable. 

Under the circumstances , the benefit to Canada's economy  of receiving 30,000 "Dreamers" from the States hardly seems relevant. 

Except that at least in Ontario, many more thousands of University and College graduates burdened  by debt, have not found employment in their field of study for numbers of years. Many have even returned to post-education to take different courses with more debt but no more success at finding employment. 

Even opportunity to file applications is no longer available. 

Universities  have no  secure opportunities to offer. Professors on contract don't know until classes start, if sufficient students have registered for the course to form a class and they have a job for the next academic year. 
And there in the Canadian Senate , an unknown individual, appointed for life to the public trough  and given a platform by CBC ,national television, to  espouse and promote a proposal which is not only senseless it is downright bloody insulting. 


Anonymous said...

Here is her Wikipedia page...

Anonymous said...

Canada better take a very close look at how Europe is doing with their immigration/refugee situation. And I don't mean listening to politicians spewing off shit like Ms. Omidvar is doing.