Saturday, May 26, 2012
Recent developments saw Greek citizens give 7% of their votes to the neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party. One wonders if not for economics if the Golden Dawn party would have ever seen the light of day?
Funny, or perhaps tragic that societies once harmonious with great economies are singing Kumbaya, holding hands on a mountaintop, with a coke and smile, with nary a racist word by the majority. Then as the economy hits the proverbial crapper, once harmonious societies look for someone to blame, usually a race, culture or religion as the scapegoat.
Of course politicians looking for power prey on the feeble minded telling them what they want to hear.
Hitler and other dictorial nutjobs monopolize on that facet of human frailty with the masses when a economy goes South.
Human nature, ain't it fickle?
As European economies lay in tatters racists attitudes towards immigrants seems to be the catchall in solving a countries economic woes between the have and the have not.
While racism has no place in any society, certainly reverse racism is an issue which shows its ugly head. Some may not call it reverse racism but more class against class which traverses all cultures, unfortunately brought to a new land by those looking for a better life.
During the 1840s Irish potato famine Irish citizens flocked to North America, much to the outrage of North Americans. Irish Ghettos formed, riots ensued and culture shock was something North Americans found distasteful against their former countrymen, albeit European countrymen.
Granted, some could say it was more about class versus class, but eventually the Irish assimilated into society reaching political office and attaining influence, despite those who were against them.
In the 1989, East Germans were enjoying the fall of the Berlin wall, with west Germany celebrating in the streets at reunification of their fellow countrymen. A mass exodus of east Germans to the west soon followed as east Germans went to where the jobs were, well paying jobs the west had to offer.
Celebrations soon turned to anger as west Germans saw their fellow east German countrymen taking over, certainly employers benefiting on paying less wages to east Germans had many west Germans rioting over losing jobs as natural born west Germans. An economic downturn was commencing.
In 1997 Hong Kong, once a British colony reverted back to the Communist Chinese. Since the mid to late 1980s a decade previous to this handover, Hong Kong citizens fearing the worst once under Communist Chinese rule swarmed to British Columbia and settled in Metro Vancouver.
British Columbia (BC) citizens described in derogatory terms that these Hong Kong citizens drove up land prices as BC citizens found it increasingly impossible to purchase a home due to inflated real estate prices.
Past and present BC governments of the day only too happy to secure Hong Kong investment chastised British Columbians for their racist attitudes, touting Diversity and Multiculturalism is what Canada is all about.
In 2012, as in the past decades Hong Kong citizens are said to display culture shock forming into racist attitudes against mainland Chinese citizens. Certainly the Pot calling the Kettle black.
An attitude similar to British Columbia’s citizens past and present against Hong Kong citizens who immigrated to British Columbia, though in this case most likely a class versus class culminating into reverse racism practiced by Hong Kong citizens.
Hong Kong citizens are showing venomous outrage against millions of mainland Chinese who annually migrate to the city of Hong Kong, describing fellow countrymen as swarms of locusts descending on the city of Hong Kong consuming virtually everything in its path and then some. Hong Kong citizens, who abhor their fellow countrymen, state their inability to speak their language, culture and manners, ranging from spitting in public to other uncouth ways lack the social graces befitting this former British colony.
It is said many mainland Chinese gravitate in swarms to Hong Kong in order to give birth thus allowing their children to secure the Holy Grail of Hong Kong passports and take advantage of Hong Kong’s generous social programs. Hong Kong citizens complain this causes bed shortages for it native born citizens and drains the eroding Health care finances.
One sticking point Hong Kong citizens have is nouveau rich mainland Chinese buying up properties like socks at a bargain bin outlet. Infuriated Hong Kong citizens complain they cannot afford a home in their own city as the real estate market has reached stratospheric proportions.
As Hong Kong citizens erect billboards displaying mainland Chinese as Locusts, many have resorted to singing songs against their fellow mainland Chinese countrymen.
Certainly juxtaposition, as Multiculturalism and Diversity is lure to those who come here, yet rarely practiced once on Canadian soil.
Today Chinese anti sentiment brought on by the purchase of oil from the Alberta Oil sands by China seen by many as Hong Kong states as locusts, is Canada’s reluctance against China’s insatiable consumption in buying every Canadian raw natural resource available, with Canadians fearing once all our natural resources are plundered and gone, Canada will be at the mercy of other countries to supply us at inflated prices what we once had in abundance.
Selling the cow, doesn’t make sense when you have hungry mouths to feed.
Currently the Globe and Mail is featuring a story about Chinese immigrants who feel they are not making enough money in Canada, again a sentiment many Canadians also state. Though one would think being a contributing member of society would be paramount over getting rich if one were to listen to pro immigration politicians and special interests who state how Immigration is supposed to work.
The Globe and Mail’s story on Canada Immigration “Where does your community fit in?” has provided Canadian readers with a link and invite Canadians to see where immigrant migration is in their own city, just by entering their postal code.
This postal code link is certainly an interesting eye opener to see what is going on in your neighbourhood.
Many anti immigrations advocates feel that immigrants are the cause of their problems, when too few jobs are out there, or bankrupt social programs due to the mass influx of citizens and immigrants alike that use them.
Of course politicians capitalize on a countries misfortune, using their platforms in saying what irate voters wish to hear, directing diatribes and rarely offering positive concrete solutions to solve anything.
While racism is a going concern, many who are anti immigration seem to feel their self preservation is at stake as eroding health and school budgets are being decimated defying logic when told by pro immigration advocates that more immigrants with children are our future. If this were the case would not our schools have the money to pay for the increase in students in a classroom if economic reasoning by politicians that immigrants are our future in boosting our economic fortunes?
It is said by think tanks that immigrants cost Canadians $23.6 Billion dollars a year, every year. If so, then Canada does not seem to be getting a return on its investment. Today Health Care for elderly immigrants seems to be an aspect where a return on investment is flawed.
While it is human nature to want what others have, there are many Canadians who fail to achieve it or are not willing to work for it. Immigrants for the most part are hard working, though it is said they earn far less than average Canadians. Certainly unfair when Canada states those who do the same work of equal value should be paid the same. Apparently not!
Notwithstanding are Canada’s protectionist professions, where immigrant doctors, lawyers, engineers are driving cabs and delivering pizza. Apparently Italy, Greece and other European countries share the same predicament barring those immigrants qualified from reaching their potential. One only has to read the media reports how that protectionism is working out for their economies.
Perhaps, immigration, culture shock and some of these people are not like the other can be explained in its basic logic. One only has to watch children at play and see how we are taught to do as we say, not as we do when lectured by a parent or politician.
If one were to break down humans in any society to its basic elements, can we see where some or most of our problems lie when dealing with one another, including immigration.
Human immigration tied to social programs and a countries economic program dictates who gets them, who can afford them or who is willing to pony up the dough to share them with others who can’t pay for them. Certainly child’s play when you think of it.
All humans including the animal and insect kingdom enjoy their own personal space, and when that personal space is encroached upon people lash out.
When society sees their city or environment change many are reluctant to accept change, including the new cultural faces around them. Can it be construed as racism or human nature? Let’s face it, animal or human some are complete morons when it comes to interacting with each other, so let us dwell just on the social interaction aspect and leave it at that.
The animal world including humans are no different when it comes to strangers, though we are thought of being above all other animals when it comes to reasoning, truth being, we are pretty much in the same boat.
From ants, chimps, to humans, a strange face brings suspicion when introduced into a society of familiar faces.
Have you ever watched a group of children playing? Introduce a new child into the group and watch the reaction, the new child will stand off to one side until either accepted or rejected by the group. If the child is holding a new toy or a treat, acceptance by the group seems to be a lot easier.
On the other hand is when group of children walk into a room and there are not enough toys, either they share the toys, or a few children become jealous of those who do have a toy. A few children may lash out and take a toy away from a child. Is this racism if one child is a different colour or culture than another? Certainly not, though many in society see it as racism.
If one were to think of social programs as toys, then maybe it is easier to understand why we are in the predicament we are in.
Greece, like many countries where there are not enough toys to go around either want what others have, or see others enjoying the toys of life who have not earned it.
Immigration shows that when those who come to a new country without a toy or positive aspect, it brings derision by citizens. The same if immigrants refuse to assimilate into a countries culture, such as not wanting to learn their new countries culture or language brought on by ghettoism.
What makes it worse is when immigrants take all the free toys offered by their new country, leaving natural born citizens without or resulting in natural born citizens forced to pay or borrow additional monies (sometimes from other countries) for toys solely benefitting the immigrants. Usually resulting in taxpaying citizens seeing little benefits to them self resulting in those countries going deep in debt. France, Greece, Italy are prime examples.
On the other side of the coin are immigrants who come to a new country with lots of toys and prefer not to share, preferring to take advantage of their new countries offer of free toys paid for by that countries taxpayers. This is when citizens who see greed as the cause of countries social and economic problems.
There are some immigrants who share their toys, including giving away most of their toys to that country, much like the child waiting for acceptance to the group, usually are readily accepted into the fold and assimilate.
So in ending when politicians wag a finger at us like a stern parent and tell us to play nice and share our toys, some of us do, some of us don’t. The ones who can afford it share. Though national polls indicate the majority of Canadians either don’t want to share, indicating they have very little to begin with, or cannot afford to share, let alone buy a toy for them self.
There used to be a political saying "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" Today it seems all political party mantras once in office is replaced with, "ask not what I can do for you, but what's in it for me?"
One thing that has to be made very, very clear is politicians, unlike your parents rarely share their toys with anyone in a “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality!
Now go out there and play nice!
Doug Sander's Globe and Mail piece on a theoretical infusion of ramping up immigration to 400,000 people annually in Canada is being met with harsh commentary by Canadians.
Whose fault is it when Canadians are fed a steady diet by politicians and special interest groups that Canadians and Immigrants are enjoying a fairytale Honeymoon?
Canadian comments suggest Canadians are tired of constantly hearing about this mythical fairytale Honeymoon they are paying $23.6 billion dollars every year for year after year.
Canadians it appears by a vast majority according to polls, may have decided the Canadian and Immigrant honeymoon is over and to cut our losses.
Doug’s Saunders on the other hand proposes Canada increase immigration, not reduce it. Doug feels our Canadian population should be 100 million people by the 22nd century and in order to achieve this we need to increase our current immigration numbers up to 400,000 immigrants each and every year.
Statistics shows Canadians are paying $23.6 Billion dollars annually just to maintain our current level of just 250,000 immigrants a year. Increasing immigration to 400,000 people would cost the Canadian taxpayer around $37- 40 billion dollars each and every year.
Canadians may have woken up as they fail to see the return on investment promised by every previous federal and provincial government.
It is also believed that an additional 500,000 illegal immigrants are spread throughout Canada’s major cities blending into ethnic ridings such as Metro Vancouver and Toronto.
Many believe government inaction in the past and present of finding illegal immigrants is due partly that illegal immigrants reside in large Liberal and NDP voting strongholds, and these politicians are reluctant to stir the melting pot within their own ethnic ridings.
If estimates of $23.6 billion dollars for 250,000 legal immigrants are accurate, it is fair to say 500,000 illegal immigrants are costing the Canadian taxpayer $40 billion dollars or more, since they will most likely receive all the social benefits without paying taxes.
Immigrants to Canada cost the federal government as much as $23-billion annuallyand “impose a huge fiscal burden on Canadian taxpayers,” according to a think-tank report released Tuesday that was immediately criticized as telling only part of the story.
The Fraser Institute report (download the PDF hereor see it below) says newcomers pay about half as much in income taxes as other Canadians but absorb nearly the same value of government services, costing taxpayers roughly $6,051 per immigrant and amounting to a total annual cost of somewhere between $16.3-billion and $23.6-billion.
Judging by the massive majority of negative responses to Doug Sanders story, those opposed would not even be alive once we make the 22nd century mark. Canadians are looking out for the welfare of their own future progeny in the hopes they will enjoy better times ahead as we approach the 22nd century.
Currently governments across Canada are professing they are in the poorhouse when it comes to delivering social programs. Programs ranging from Health Care, School funding to Welfare programs, including Unemployment Insurance as it appears unemployment is higher in many regions in Canada.
While this shortfall cannot all be blamed on immigrants, it does show that Canadians and governments are strapped for cash to pay for these programs. If our current level of 250,000 immigrants in Canada costs the Canadian taxpayer $6,051.00 for each immigrant man,woman and child, it is easy to see why Canadians would be adverse to ramping immigration to 400,000 immigrants annually.
It seems likely an additional 150,000 immigrants a year will only add to the current burden to the Canadian economy.
It is said we already have way too many immigrants who fail to have any language or job skills, other than menial labour skills, with very few with coming here with professional skills. These are the primary detractors many Canadians feel we must limit immigration in the first place.
Immigrant investment was also a big plus Canadians were told which would boost the Canadian economy and Canadians would be hired to reduce unemployment.
Apparently when it comes to Investment criteria, at least in Metro Vancouver, buying or building a house apparently is all that is required, providing short term employment for Realtors and Developers and their tradesmen. Canadians demand long term employment instead of sporadic employment.
If we are to increase immigration we need to attract immigrant investors with a business acumen to start a business in Canada to hire Canadians and not use their investment just to purchase a holiday home.
Certainly Canada seems to attract many immigrants from third world countries who neither have English or French language skills, with many relying on a host of immigrant services just to function in Canadian society.
A quick search by Canadians shows that the variety of Immigrant service agencies in their town to realise the issues, such as English as a second language etc. If our intent was to attract immigrants who are to be up and running ready to work and pay taxes, complete with language skills once they get to Canada, certainly someone has failed to ensure this at the initial immigration hearing stage.
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Jason Kenney are doing what they can to change that ensuring Canadian get a bang for their tax buck. They have their work cut out just with the current level of 250,000 immigrants, so adding 150,000 more immigrants does not make sense when the issues they face with 250,000 seem insurmountable already.
Those who counter Doug’s argument, need to separate the wheat from the chaff, breaking down Doug's “ more is better theory” if Canadians were to accept 400,000 immigrants annually.
What Canadians need is a tongue and cheek story Canadians and Immigrants readily identify with daily. Some may take exception, but many Canadian and Immigrant seeing those around them without a strong work ethic feel those whose free ride mentality takes advantage of all of us!
Politicans, like any relationship need each other in other to co exist. It may not be perfect, infighting pitting friend against friend and foe is always in the mix.
Rarely do Politicians on opposing sides entertain pillow talk or kiss and make up, the make up sex just gets too weird.
Two years ago, Conservatives had a minority government with Liberals, NDP, and Bloc actually running the show as a group.
The Conservative government under Stephen Harper found it increasingly hard to pass any bill, without it being immediately criticized and motions to cancel the bill by all opposition parties who enjoyed their new found power.
Prime Minister Harper felt this political marriage with the opposition parties was getting too difficult to maintain as Canadians were increasingly dissatisfied with all politicial parties.
Prime Minister Harper and the Opposition parties decided to get a political divorce by holding an election.
Last year 2011, Prime Minister Harper and his Conservative government got a vote of confidence by the majority of Canadians. This effectively ended his brief flirtation and late night spooning with the NDP and a final divorce with the Liberals.
Certainly political bedfellows, now estranged, saw the liberals overtaken by the NDP as the official opposition. The Bloc presently are nowhere to be seen.
The story is called Political bedfellows.
The First date
Steve Conservative and Nancy Liberal meet on a blind date through mutual friends (30+ million Canadians).
Both are attractive, immensely popular, and seem like a good match, though they have differing views on most topics, they enjoy a good debate, show mutual respect, and feel their opinions are valid, as do their respective families (Conservative and Liberal party).
Friends keep inviting them to the same parties in the hopes that a continual meet and greet will form into a lasting romantic relationship.
Eventually Steve and Nancy decide to give it a go since the communication is already there and in time take it to the next step, cohabitating. Their 30 + million friends are ecstatic.
Soon pressure to marry(hold an election) from friends and family begins, though Steve and Nancy feel they are not ready yet, eventually capitulate to shut their friends and family up.
Steve and Nancy iron out a few details, feeling if this marriage is going to work, certain conditions need to be in place so down the road there are no surprises.
Steve proposes, Nancy accepts and a wedding date (Election) is set..
The Bridal Registry
Nancy begins to enter her wish list of wedding gifts (Liberal political promises)into the bridal registry (Canadian Economic Strategy) hoping guests (taxpayers) and out of towners (immigrants) will choose (Vote) to bring to her blessed event (potential majority government), it seems the sky is the limit.
Some guests and out of towners viewing the expensive gifts in the bridal registry (Liberal Canadian Economic Strategy) feel Nancy is too caught up in the moment.
Friends, guests and out of town guests alike go to the both families (Conservative and Liberal Political Parties) and state Nancy should trim down her wish list, cause some of these gifts are a tad pricey, even for a wedding.
Nancy’s family approach her about it and Nancy says, “Yeah, but some of these gifts pay for themselves and most are a bargain, on sale if you use a coupon (Taxpayers money), besides “It’s my wedding and I’m the bride (Leader of the party) and some of my wealthier friends (Special Interests) think I’m worth it.
Word soon reaches Steve, through family, guests, and friends that perhaps Nancy is getting ahead of herself. Steve approaches Nancy and says, dear, I’ve been told your extravagant wish list is getting everyone uneasy in these tight economic times. Do we really need all this?
Nancy pouts to her Maid of Honor Marcy (NDP and left wing parties) that no one understands her. Marcy lends a shoulder to cry on and vows to support her. Marcy, a tad flighty at times always seems to be the bridesmaid, and never the bride, but is always a popular choice when it comes to a supporting role at wedding events. Nancy always the friend helps her win a vote of confidence with some of Nancy’s circle of friends (Liberal voters) just in case Marcy ever gets a beau (Vote splitting) one day.
The Guest List
Steve, Nancy and Marcy go over the guest list and hilarity ensues as both ladies want as many attendees as possible to attend.
Steve: ever the more financially responsible “I think I see some trimming we can do”.
Nancy and Marcy disagree because the event planner (Doug Sanders and other Special Interest Think Tanks) told them the banquet hall (Canada) is big enough to seat everyone, including 400,000 out of town (Immigrants) guests.
Steve: Man, where are we going to get all the money to pay for all this?
Nancy and Marcy both chime in “Our friends (Canadian Taxpayers) are paying for everything”!
Steve: Hmmm, did our friends agree to all this?
Nancy: Well not in so many words, Marcy and I figure when the bill comes, if we divide the cost equally amongst our 30+ million friends (Taxpayers), and out of town guests (Immigrants) the cost should be cheap, cheap, cheap.
Steve: What about the 400,000 out of towners (Immigrants)? How much are they contributing into all this?
Nancy: Oh Steve, Steve, Steve, we can’t exclude the out of town guests, some are “super duper rich”, which means expensive gifts ( business investment) and the others are (skilled workers) who are eager to contribute.
Steve: Really? You know this for a fact?
Nancy: Well Mr. Poopy pants, all I know is I want lots of expensive gifts and a fairytale wedding like the ones they have in Europe with lots and lots of pomp and everything.
Steve: I dunno, I keep hearing European Wedding communities fired all the event planners (Special Interest Groups)because too many out of town guests showed up empty handed (no job skills or financial support).
European guests complained there wasn’t enough food (jobs and housing) at the reception dinner for everyoneand bringing in more out of town guests doesn’t make sense when food is scarce. Now Europeans can only afford a quickie civil wedding (economic austerity) and pot luck sandwiches (declining social programs). Not pretty, when there is no money (bankruptcy, debt and political instability) for the honeymoon.
Nancy: Gee Steve, you can be such a downer.
Steve: All I’m saying is, no one should get a free ride and rely on others to pay their bills.
Nancy: Let’s just say, we agree to disagree okay? Now kiss me you fool!
All goes well, with everyone in attendance, Bride and Groom are beaming as all attendees await the final “I do” (Voters hitting the polls). The families (political parties) on all sides see this as a coup for everyone who showed up (Voted)
The guests (Voters) arrive, seats are taken (polling stations open). Waiters (Media and Pollsters) mill about the head table taking menu (responses) selections. Will it be Alberta Blue Beef (Conservative), Nova Scotia Red Lobster (Liberals) or West Coast Vegan Mixed salad (NDP and the Left)?
The other guests (Taxpayers) are told a buffet (election promises by all political parties) table will be set up with a variety of tasty menu choices (social programs).
A speech is made at the head table (Party HQ) by Steve, clearly the victor, but with the Bride in tow who pipes up, a happy wife is a happy life for your future Steve (Conservative Minority Government).
The traditional husband and wife slow dance begins.
Nancy and Steve go from table to table, greeting each and every guest thanking them for attending, Friends begin to pin money on the bridal gown as Nancy and Steve mill about.
While chatting with the out of town guests, some out of town guests gladly pin money to the bridal gown, while many out of town guests seem to have come down with Alan Harper Disease (TVs Three & Half Men), no relation to Steve, sheepishly explaining they forgot their wallet.
Nancy sighs, and says to them, oh that’s okay I’m sure your wedding present is out of this world expensive, give me a clue, is it a Business investment, Stocks, Bonds, Jewelry, Job skill?
Again, the out of town guests tell Nancy, Wow, you know, we totally zoned out on the gift thing, sorry.
Steve realising what's happening if he doesn’t act fast know the wedding is turning this fiasco into a typical European Wedding, and put 30+ million friends (Canadian Taxpayers) in the poorhouse and deep in debt.
Thinking to avoid the impending Wedding Sticker Shock once the wedding bill arrives reminds the out of town guests on their promise of splitting the $40 billion dollar bill equally. The out of town guests state they are all from Nancy's side of the family and not to worry.
Steve clearly embarrassed, announces to the crowd that the trimming of the buffet, including the tasty dishes (Social programs) are now going to be a cash only and won’t be free. Bread service (Multicultural and Diversity) will still be free to everyone.
No one is more upset than the wallet-less out of town guests suffering from Alan Harper disease, who scream the loudest, hysterically demanding that they were promised by Nancy a free meal.
Steve apologizes on behalf of Nancy (Former government) whose quest to get married may have got the best of her. Steve explains succinctly that he is now head of the household (Prime Minister) and reminds the out of town guests their past, present and future promise of lavish gifts and money to help pay for this wedding certainly isn’t forthcoming now is it?
Out of Town guests are insulted and embarrassed by Steve stating the facts to everyone within earshot the out of town guests reneged on their promise to contribute to the wedding. Friends (30+ million) realizing they are going to be stiffed once the bill arrives creates a rift between friends and the out of town guests.
In the ensuing melee there are some out of town guests who ballsy attitude complain they were invited and should still be accommodated, including being allowed to be at the front of the buffet line and eat for free, angrily chiming "We Demand Free Bread Service"! Though many out of town guests offer to help clean up after (Immigrant Voting Bloc for Nancy's political party and of course, Free Bread Service) some write a third party post dated cheque ( Our future children will pay for us and vote NANCY).
Nancy and her party of friends agree, while Steve knows when a good scam is afoot, warns Nancy of the financial consequences to their friends.
Fast forward, the final tally comes in, $40 billion dollars for a single wedding that year, split amongst friends (Canadian Taxpayers) many who dipped into their nest egg for their children’s future or relied on their banks line of credit to pay the bill.
Friends given time to reflect, realize they were burned by Nancy and her friends who promise of everyone the 400,000 out of town guests would pull their own weight and contribute equally was a load of crap, knowing full well once Nancy got married (Elected as in previous elections) all the wedding loot (perks, cash, generous benefits) is now off on her lavish all expense paid 4 year honeymoon (election term), while they paid $40 billion dollars, plus interest. This includes $40 billion dollars every year after that for generations to come, knowing those post dated third party cheques out of town guests wrote are not worth the paper they were written on, as most banks (past and current statistics on declining birth rate by Canadians and Immigrants alike) won’t honour cheques post dated that far into the unforeseeable future.
The fairytale honeymoon went ahead as planned, but the marriage over the years is strained as the 4 year anniversary approaches. Friends and family alike still feel betrayed and are constant reminders of a wedding that went European when clearly more out of town guests (immigration) does not necessarily mean a better wedding or long term marriage, regardless what Wedding Event planners like Doug Saunders and Special Interests say, as Canadian Taxpayers finally found the bottom in what used to be a bottomless moneypit.
Steve, a recent divorcee, back on the market and now newly married to a like minded spouse explains what really happened to his first marriage. After a disastrous minority marriage to Nancy and passing flirtation with Marcy, mistakes by Nancy impeded his decisions, his back was to the wall, constantly outvoted by too many friends of Nancy and Marcy. It was Nancy who insisted if Steve wanted milk in his morning coffee, he had to marry the whole cow and all the previous baggage that came with it!
The year 2011 was a very good year
Steve's recent marriage took on not just a best man Flaherty, but a whackload of groomsmen and groomswomen to boot, he’s got "Walk the Talk" Kenney, No Nonsense Baird, Rona and Raitt to name a few who has Steve's back and Toews running security, with McKay and the troops at the ready, not to mention media guy Peter Kent Brockman as backup in case any alien overlords come a calling to destroy our happy environment.
Steve vowed right from the beginning all attendees to this wedding know the score up front, including the costs and what’s on the menu. Best man Flaherty assures everyone nothing even remotely European will be featured at this wedding. Friends gladly pony up the dough first, and insist all out of town guests with post dated cheques won’t be accepted. When 30 Million friends get burned financially from the last wedding with Nancy, now insist all future Weddings are going to be cash only events.
Nancy, a fresh divorcee explains her intention to remarry to all her friends, the problem being she can't seem to find a suitable groom (Party Leader). She gets engaged to a slew of potential beaus, there was Stephane, a french intellectual, but not swarthy enough she thought, then came along a quasi-American-Canadian suitor Michael, good looking, swarthy, snappy dresser but a little too much of a indecisive loose cannon with her friends.
Finally Michael's buddy Bob was the ray of sunshine she had hoped for, unfortunately Bob had a penchant of being a party boy, going from party to party. Nancy certainly didn't need a good time Charlie. Soon Friends soon tired of Nancy's indecision about find a groom and told her they won't be coming to any of her weddings, because like the last time, history seems to repeat itself with her and they can't afford the gifts, especially the Free Bread Service.
Marcy on the other hand (NDP and the Left) smelling an opportunity when Nancy's friends abandoned her, offer sympathies to her friends (Canadians), with claws bared for what seems to be a catfight between Nancy and Marcy.
Marcy's friends officially decided (2011 election day) that Marcy should be given a shot, at least an engagement party (official opposition status) until her future marriage plans are cast in stone.
Marcy promises that when it’s time for her to walk down the aisle, the future will different at her wedding reception buffet table, her plan is to get the reception hall and caterers (Corporations and Rich Fatcats) to foot the bill for the entire wedding. Friends await the big day as Nancy needs time to figure out what’s on the menu (Political agenda) leaving it up to friends (Canadians and out of town guests) to decide for her.
Nancy on the other hand, with few friends, is alone with her cats, eating a gallon of Haagen Dazs watching the Price is Right, wondering when her European Prince will come.
Comments by Canadians past and present on Immigration in Canada
While many of us have no issue with immigrants who come work and live amongst us in Canada. Many Canadians feel Immigrants fail to understand the primary goal in Canada wanting them here.
The primary goal is to work, contribute, pay your own way in life, accept Canada as one culture of many and not expect a handout at every turn like many immigrants and Canadians alike seem to feel they are entitled to receive.
Come to Canada with drive, initiative and a strong work ethic displayed by our forefathers who immigrated to Canada before us. Our forefathers who immigrated to Canada did very well fitting into this country without all this politically correct Multiculturalism and Diversity vote pandering mumbo jumbo many rely on to get through life.
Immigrants need to understand they are equal and no different than any of us. Subscribe to that cultural philosophy when immigrating to our shores and you will do okay in any Canadian community.
Canadians are outraged by immigrants who show disdain by protesting about about Canada's inaction of going to war, fighting and dying on their behalf.
Canadians are tired of immigrants who complain constantly of conditions in their old country, a country they failed to make better, who refuse to fight and die for and wish Canadian taxpayers to pay for and fight in their wars. Immigrants fail to understand the Canadian government have official diplomatic channels to convey dissatisfaction to your old country.
Immigrants who start a Canadian home based terrorist cell under the guise of a charity to raise money for arms or commit terrorist acts from the safety and "Out of Bullet Range" in Canada is another NO, NO! Immigrants who feel so strongly about atrocities in their former country need to grab a flight and fight over there yourselves you cowardly bastards, rather than implicating Canada as a home base for their terrorist activities. This is not what Canada is all about.
Many Canadians and governments alike were outraged when some immigrants try and force Canada to be more like their former countries in adhering to a certain mode of dress, laws, politics, language or religion. Canadian society and world societies find these types of immigrants do not culturally fit in anywhere, either here in Canada or around the western world.
Canada allows freedom of association, and every man, woman and child are equal and deserve safety and protection under Canadian law. That means your children and wife has those rights, regardless of your cultural views that forbid them from integrating into Canadian society.
Barring or threatening harm to your wife or children (Who clearly get what Canadian assimilation is all about) for talking and making friends at school or in public regardless of another racial status,religion, beliefs, culture, male or female, musical tastes, style of dress or sexual orientation. Your family get it, why can't you?
Remember you chose Canada to a better life to raise your family, so Canada must be doing something right or you would not come at breakneck speed by the millions to get here in the first place and leave your former country. While we are far from perfect, it is our god given right to be imperfect, (Just look at the Toronto Maple Leafs).
You have to know Canadians too get screwed over, so will you, just realize you are not being singled out when life hands you lemons by those in business, industry or politics who say one thing and do exactly the opposite.
Canadians and politicians alike are frustrated by immigrants who after decades living in Canada fail to assimilate, or get out of living in cultural ghettos, displaying a ghetto enclave mentality.
Of course many such as Tamils who wish to move to the front of the immigration line by hook or by crook seems par for the course for another group who seem to have immigration scams down pat. This places hardship on legitimate immigrants who paid thousands of dollars and waited for years to come here.
It is not fair when Canadians are treated to news of immigration scams which are constantly in the media. No wonder Canadians and Immigrants are jaded.
Canadians wonder why immigrants who profess to love Canada continually refuse and learn one of Canada's two official languages. Richmond and Metro Vancouver are prime examples of immigrants failure and strong reluctance to assimilate into Canadian society.
If immigrants fail to participate, share and contribute to the home they now call Canada, or get to know their neighbours, then they should not complain about being treated differently by Canadians, they are.
Canadians see some of your cultural celebrations as a detriment to what Canada stands for when it displays icons of terrorists from your former homeland.
Canadians want Immigrants to show this country patriotic loyalty (which has been sorely lacking with you and some Canadians) and not pay lip service only when it suits to serve your needs, as Canada is now your home. Love it or leave it, that is your choice.
Many Canadians feel their comments and concerns are valid, like it or not the majority of Canadians have spoken what they (not politicians) wish for in immigration.
Certainly if Canadians are to have a National voice in getting us as a Nation to the 22nd century, Canadians all need to be in sync with Immigration and that's a finger snapping tune we can all dance to.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Publication of Standards
The social development and territory security are some of the major objective goals of the democratically voted individuals in our MRC. Hérouxvillebeing part of the MRC, we share these same objectives.
To do this, we would like to invite, without discrimination, in the future, all people from outside our MRC that would like to move to this territory.
Without discrimination means to us, without regard to race or to the color of skin, mother tongue spoken, sexual orientation, religion, or any other form of beliefs.
So that the future residents can integrate socially more easily, we have decided unan-imously, to make public, certain standards already in place and very well anchored in the lives of our electors.
These standards come from our municipal laws being Federal or Provincial, and all voted democratically. They also come from the social life and habits & customs of all residents of our territory.
Our objective is to show that we support the wishes of our electors and this being shown clearly by the results of our poll regarding this issue. And our goal is to inform the new arrivals to our territory, how we live to help them make a clear decision to integrate into our area.
We would especially like to inform the new arrivals that the lifestyle that they left behind in their birth country cannot be brought here with them and they would have to adapt to their new social identity.
Published by The Mayor and 6 city counselors of Hérouxville, democratically elected.
We consider that men and women are of the same value. Having said this, we consider that a woman can; drive a car, vote, sign checks, dance, decide for herself, speak her peace, dress as she sees fit respecting of course the democratic decency, walk alone in public places, study, have a job, have her own belongings and anything else that a man can do. These are our standards and our way of life.
However, we consider that killing women in public beatings, or burning them alive are not part of our standards of life.
Our children are required to attend public or private schools to insure their social development and to help integrate into our society. Any form of violence towards children is not accepted.
We listen to music, we drink alcoholic beverages in public or private places, we dance and at the end of every year we decorate a tree with balls and tinsel and some lights. This is normally called “Christmas Decorations” or also “Christmas Tree” letting us rejoice in the notion of our national heritage and not necessarily a religious holiday. These festivities are authorized in public, schools, and institutions and also in private.
Our Health Care
In our old folks homes men and women are treated by responsible men and women. Please note that there is no law voted democratically that prohibits a woman treating a man and a man treating a woman. In our hospitals and CLSC’s woman doctors can treat men and women and the same for the men doctors. This same principle applies for nurses, firemen and women, ambulance technicians. These responsible people do not have to ask permission to perform blood transfusions or any task needed to save a life. For the last few years men have been allowed into the delivery room to assist in the birth of their baby. They have been with their wives to prenatal courses to help them in this task. In the said establishments the patients are offered traditional meals. There is often music playing in the background. There are magazines or news papers available and any other form of multimedia that shows our community spirit and our way of life.
In our schools certified men and women teach our children. The women or men teachers can teach boys or girls with no sexual discrimination. They do not have to dress any different to accomplish their tasks. In our schools the children cannot carry any weapons real or fake, symbolic or not. The children can sing, play sports or play in groups. To promote decency and to avoid all discrimination some schools have adopted a dress code that they strongly enforce. For the last few years to draw away from religious influences or orientation no locale is made available for prayer or any other form of incantation. Moreover, in many of our schools no prayer is allowed. We teach more science and less religion. In our scholastic establishments, be private or public, generally, at the end of the year you will possibly see “Christmas Decorations” or “Christmas Trees” The children might also sing “Christmas Carols” if they want to. Many of our schools have cafeterias that serve traditional foods. Students may decide to eat elsewhere.
The history of Quebec is taught in our schools. Biology lessons are also given.
Our Sports & Leisure;
For the longest time boys and girls have played the same games and often play together. For example, if you came to my place we would send the kids to swim together in the pool, don’t be surprised this is normal for us.
You would see men and women skiing together on the same hill at the same time, don’t be surprised this is normal for us. You would also see men and women playing hockey together, don’t be surprised this is normal for us. In our public swimming pools we have men and women lifeguards for our security to protect us from drowning, don’t be surprised this is normal for us. All the laws adopted that permit these phenomenons have followed a strict democratic process. You would appreciate this new life style and share our habits & customs.
Our immense territory is patrolled by police men and women of the “Surete du Quebec”. They have always been allowed to question or to advise or lecture or to give out an infraction ticket to either a man or woman. You may not hide your face as to be able to identify you while you are in public. The only time you may mask or cover your face is during Halloween, this is a religious traditional custom at the end of October celebrating all Saints Day, where children dress up and go door to door begging for candy and treats. All of us accept to have our picture taken and printed on our driver’s permit, health care card and passports. A result of democracy.
Our Work Place;
The employers must respect the governmental laws regarding work conditions. These laws include holidays known and accepted in advance by all employees. These work conditions are negotiated democratically and once accepted both parties respect them.
No law or work condition imposes the employer to supply a place of prayer or the time during the working day for this activity. You will also see men and women working side by side. We wear safety helmets on worksites, when required by law.
Our Businesses; Our businesses are governed by municipal, provincial and federal laws. In our businesses men and women work together and serve the clientele whether they be man or woman. The products sold by these businesses can be of any kind. Food products for example must be approved by different governmental agencies before being offered to the general public. You might see in the same store several different types of meat, eg. Beef , chicken, pork and lamb.
Other Businesses offer their clientele a place and equipment to exercise. These places have windows that their clientele can look outside while exercising and are composed of men and women dressed in clothing appropriate for exercising.
You will appreciate that both parents manage the children needs and both have the same authority. The parents can be of the same race or not, be from the same country or not, have the same religion or not, even be of the same sex or not.
If a boy or girl wants to get married, they may, they have the liberty to chose who their spouse will be. The democratic process is applied to ensure each and everyone’s liberty to choose. In our families, the boys and girls eat together at the same table and eat the same food. They can eat any type of meat, vegetables or fruit. They don’t eat just meat or just vegetables they can eat both at the same time and this throughout the whole year. If our children eat meat for example, they don’t need to know where it came from or who killed it.Our people eat to nourish the body not the soul.
You might still see crosses that tell our past. They are an integrated part of our history and patrimony and should be considered as such.
To publish all the laws and standards of Municipalité Hérouxville would be a tedious task. The standards published above are just a sample so the new arrivals to this territory can clearly identify with us before making their decision to move here.
Certainly, being the elected members, we would give the new arrivals the assurance that the conditions that they have fled from in their country would not happen again here in our territory.. Consequently, the peace of mind that we live with will always be. It must be very clear that any person or persons, groups legal or not that would like to modify our habits and customs or our general way of life cannot do so without going through a referendum process following all laws put forward by our towns and municipalities. These referendums will be at the petitioner or petitioner’s cost.
Signed jointly by the mayor and 6 city counselors of Hérouxville, all democratically elected.
Your comments are most certainly welcome, please refain from using profanity or racist comments. Again Thank you.
Shazia Javed a local photographer will be featuring a calendar of local Canadian Muslim women of distinction. Muslim women will be showcased as intelligent, thinking human beings, both as educators and in the everyday workforce.
Ms. Javed's intent it seems is to dispel rumours about Muslim women, Muslim women many of us have witnessed as subservient females seen in Middle Eastern media footage. Some women, but not all, will wear head coverings.
This story today will centre on the societal effects of the Hijab, Canadian teen females, body image and fashion in society, marketers and peer pressure all young ladies face.
It is yet to be seen how this calendar will play out among younger pre and teen Canadian Muslim girls in Canada.
Without the head covering or Hijab, could any Canadian tell the difference between a Canadian Muslim woman or any non Muslim Canadian woman? It is highly doubtful anyone could.
Will a Canadian female Muslim teen look to this calendar as a role model to follow, which photo will she look upon favourably, the Hijab or the non Hijab photo?
If a Canadian Muslim teenager, without her families strict influence were to choose, without interference or discipline, which photo would a young Muslim teen identify with? If the public reaction to Burka Barbie is any indication, young ladies may go with the non Hijab photos in order to conform to Canadian society.
Teen girls, by and large are Daddy’s girls, the apple of a father’s eye, they can do no wrong. Yet when out as a group of female teens, for some reason the claws of conformity come out. Sometimes this extends to adulthood. There is a reason why girls are called “Catty”!
What chance would a young Canadian Muslim girl have wearing a Hijab, growing up, wanting acceptance, especially in a public high school setting?
Young ladies today, trying to fit in, regardless if they are Muslim, wear a Hijab or anything that singles them out as different can be the victim of jeers amongst their female peers, including boys, a mother and a father’s worst nightmare. It would be nice if those who throw cruel taunts at others could see the consequences of their actions through a parent's eyes.
Unless a young Muslim girl attends a Muslim school, much like the Catholic schools and school uniforms of old, they will be seen as different. Some in society forget that!
Little of us remember a time pre 1970s, head coverings were the norm for women, especially many women would don them when entering church on Sunday. My, how times have changed.
We all remember media stories and Canadian public outrage when it was reported that Canadian Sikh school boys wearing a dagger (Kirpan) for religious purposes was seen by some as a danger to their non dagger carrying children.
Yet for many Canadian and American baby boomers, Boy scouts included, carrying a pocket knife to school was a normal everyday occurrence, a rite of passage to manhood. Were mass murders committed? Hell No, maybe a few school yard foot injuries from knife throwing games, but rarely were knives used in anger.
1960’s Liberal policy changed all that, in their quest to protect society from anything sharp and pointy.
It is yet to be seen how this Muslim women calendar will play out, some men in particular some Muslim men on the extreme side may take exception to any women shown in photos, but if it takes a calendar to show Muslim women in Canada in a positive light, showcasing a woman can be anything they choose, then, perhaps it is a calendar whose time has come.
Time will tell if this calendar will be a big seller marketing wise amongst young Muslim teens who wish to fit in among their Canadian teenage peers.
As parents, not matter what we say or do, we may find all young ladies growing up will be reluctant to walk down the road less traveled, but if their independence into adulthood is what we wish for, then is it not a young lady's passage into adulthood to choose to conform or not?
No parent wants to see their pride and joy ostracized or hurt by the peers, as we try in vain to instill the values in our children, especially our daughters, beginning at a very young age that peer pressure, differences, intelligence and self worth begin at home and not the school yard, regardless of head coverings.
After all, if change is to begin, it's with us, them and future generations.
The United Nations (U.N) food aid program in Somalia has been suspended indefinitely due to concerns of food aid worker safety and increased demands for security payments to Islamic militants operating in lawless Somalia. This may result in the starvation of a million people caused by these Islamic militants.
Though there are different Islamic militants worldwide, they all seem to have a different agenda. One thing is clear, the agenda is not peace, but terror. Many Islamic terrorists feel they are freedom fighters for the people. Which people the terrorists are referring to is anyone's guess, certainly not innocent Muslim women, men and children gathering in the marketplace who all share the Islamic faith.
They seem to thrive on terrorizing innocent Muslim people who on a daily basis take their lives in their hands not knowing if they will get home alive, when all they are trying to do is to get groceries as they walk around with an imaginary bullseye on forehead.
Terror comes in many forms, from bombing innocent men, women and children, to placing countries on high alert and forcing society to profile for the public good or paranoia, it is all terror in some form or another.
Psychological terror also comes to countries such as Canada, far removed from the violence, bullets and suicide bombers. Though have had our share of so called Canadian terror cells and humanitarian agencies masking their true intent, as cultural groups who take to the streets in protest over the drop of a Hijab. All groups fall under suspicion whether they like it or not.
Terror does not always have to end in death, inconvenience can be a form of terror, as many subconsciously submit to hours standing in airport line ups or border crossings as armed guards question and second guess if your belongings contain explosives.
Terror profiling comes with questioning or detainment by authourities as agencies look to weed out terrorism and never assume innocent until proven guilty, it is a reversal brought on by suspected acts of terror.
Ottawa's Somali community have charged profiling of their young males who always seem to get picked out of the blue by our Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) agency for questioning. This inflames the sensibilities of Somali's who feel they are being unfairly looked at as subversives or terrorist groups.
The recent story of Somali extremists in Canada being suspected of terrorist activities during the Obama Inauguration added fuel to the fire.
There is also the question that many non Somali Canadians who made a run for the border to attend Obama's Inauguration may not have undergone similar profiling or questioning.
Islam profess to be a kind and benevolent religion, with over a billion followers in almost every country around the globe. Islam also condemn these terrorist acts. Many question now, if you are a billion strong and such a tight knit community, why have Islamic groups not put a stop to the terrorism? Terrorism in which your own Muslim brethren are starved, imprisoned, terrorized or killed by these Islamic terrorist groups.
Saudi Arabia, an Islamic state has more money than GOD, certainly they along with other Muslims (a billion strong) who follow the Islamic faith could kick in a few bucks and a couple of million of God's soldiers to fight these Islamic terrorists and put a stop to all this?
Many feel that an immediate call to arms is in order, an easy accomplishment if you are truly horrified by these terrorist acts, especially against the West as you say! This, considering many make the West their home, so we must be doing something right? Notwithstanding the West sending our Western sons and daughters to fight and die on your behalf for your fellow oppressed Islamic citizens in order to help preserve your Muslim way of life in your own domain.
Remember and never forget, it was your followers of the Islamic faith carrying a $6.00 boxcutter who started the war on terrorism, and the responsibility lies with Islam to end this terrorism.
Failure to end it on your part gives you no right to protest, postulate,condemn or rant against us when all we are doing is protecting our right and your fellow Muslims right to live peacefully in each of our respective countries. Canada, a country your fellow Muslims the world over continue to fight tooth and nail to make their home.
Let’s face it, western countries have rules of law, whether in the home or society, without rules there would be chaos. Some rules seem just, some unfair, majority rules, our rights and freedoms and laws are what makes Canada one of the greatest democracies in the world.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Minister Jason Kenney has modified a new set of rules for newcomers to Canada to follow in the Discover Canada
The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship in a special section on "The Equality of Women and Men." The news breaking story is featured in the Ottawa Sun, titled barbaric rituals, a no-no feds warn. The new rules were put in place as it seemed that barbaric rituals such as honour killings, genital mutilations and other horrific acts against persons and young women in particular, though rare, were starting to become media headlines, suggesting this was becoming too commonplace in Canada. Canada decided (it seems) to reiterate the what most of us know is common sense and unacceptable in a civilized society and not to be tolerated. Strangely enough, these new set of rules seem to mirror, in part, a rule of norms established three years ago by the citizens of Herouxville, Quebec.
Herouxville, Quebec, a small rural farming village of 1,300 people had passed a town charter in 2007 with a rule of norms titled Our way of life in Quebec, of which one section states barbaric rituals against humanity will not be tolerated in Herouxville. Rules, which the Herouxville citizens led by town councilor Andre Drouin, needed to include in their town charter so newcomers would know in advance what is expected of them before making a decision whether to live and work in Herouxville. Needless to say once this rule of norms was made public, Herouxville soon found itself suffering the slings and arrows of ridicule, being the butt of jokes with accusations of racism from the media, the public and politicians alike.
Herouxville town councilor Andre Drouin soon found him giving media interviews and defending their town’s charter to the world. Surprisingly, the world listened, and the response was mind boggling. Worldwide responses from both Canadians and the world for the most part was positive, squelching the race baiting voices of Canadian media and politicians who previous screamed to the rafters that Herouxville attitudes have no place in world affairs, yet alone trying to make a difference.
The end result culminated into a provincial election issue with Quebec Premier Jean Charest setting up the provincial Taylor Bouchard commission on reasonable accommodation for newcomers to Canada.
This firestorm of controversy continued when Andre Drouin suggested that the federal government’s Citizenship and Immigration Canada would do well to include a similar rule of norms in Canadian Consulates the world over so newcomers would be informed in advance what Canada is all about before deciding if Canada is to their liking.
In ending: Too many newcomers it seems get their ideals of the West from television series such as old 1980s-1990 reruns such as Dynasty, Dallas and Baywatch are still shown and quite popular in their countries. Though these are American shows and really, really cheesy ones at that. It seems some citizens in these countries know the difference, western society is all much the same to some. But then did we all believe Borat? Apparently some did!
One has to wonder, is this what we wish to convey what our society is like to the world? Let’s face it, one only has to pick up a paper or watch reality TV today to see why most newcomers have an unrealistic view of the west.
So now in 2009, we come full circle, it seems the federal government department Citizenship and Immigration Canada has had a rethink and decided that perhaps outlining what Canada is all about is a good thing.
To quote Margaret Mead a noted anthropologist once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.Agree or not, love or hate Herouxville ideals, someone, somewhere owes Herouxville an apology.
“Lest we forget" this past Remembrance Day, the very few who have offered to die for us, are Jesus Christ and our Soldiers, one died for our souls, the other for our freedom.
Ann Coulter, a smoking hot, legs to eternity U.S. right wingist, lawyer, conservative entertainer and political dancist is making headlines this week in the Canadian and US media.
Ann Coulter, always a treat to those who follow her antics, seems to enjoy taking her well manicured fingernail in picking at the scabs of liberal hypocrisy.
One example of liberal hypocrisy seems to stem from Ottawa University's Provost Francois Houle letter apprising Ann Coulter in advance of her arrival to the great white north, warning Ann to tone it down a notch so as not to contravene Canada's hate laws.
Ann took this letter to heart and filed a human rights complaint, outlying that her rights to free speech were being violated. After all, Ottawa University routinely brings in speakers who speak in similar tomes against Israel, western conservative values, except Muslim ultra strict conservative values, or anything remotely right of centre.
The difference being, free speech is only free if those ideals are shared by the student body whose ideology is taught and ingrained by University academics who misdirected goal in life is to mold tomorrows young minds with their own personal political ideology. Decades ago this used to be called cult brainwashing, but in universities it seems to be an accepted norm, as long as it is in an educational setting.
A mass protest at the University of Zero certainly did not wane Ann's attempt to dispense her unique spin of "How she would rule the world, even if for one day" to the media and to her followers, as Parliament Hill was on her bucket list.
Ms. Coulter certainly has a lot to say in her O Canada, refuting free speech, a mainstay of Canada and universities, especially Ottawa University or in her words a bush league University of Zero.
Ann Coulter certainly gets paid handsomely as speaker, up to $10,000 a pop, by those attendees who faithfully gather to hear her speak her mind on various diverse topics ranging from liberal governments, religion,environment, politicians, middle east, social programs, multiculturalism and anything that comes to her mind at the moment.
Vancouver's average Joe or Jane six pack also speak publicly on similar topics, though are not paid as handsomely, nor amass a similar national following and if so, most likely would be regaled to the local street corner protests on Hastings street or the Vancouver public library square, masked, with protest signs in hand.
So what is the difference between the two? Entertainment, Marketing and a ready and willing liberal and conservative audience waiting to either protest or attend her functions, either way Ann has cornered the market on controversy, with media outlets eagerly looking to fill a slow news day and protesters looking for the next excuse to take to the streets.
In the end, security concerns for Ann's safety resulted in her speech being canceled, though it is said she still collected her speakers fee, said to amount to 10K.
Calgary, Alberta is her next whistle stop and believed to be more receptive to hear Ann's wisps of wisdom. To be sure, Ontario, in particular the University of Zero will be one topic Ann will discuss at length, with thundering applause by Albertan's who since the Trudeau implemented National Energy Program of the 1960's are tired of Easterner's suckling at the Western Financial Teat.
With Ann's anti Canadian stance it is not known if Ann accepts her fee in Canadian or U.S. funds, but the saying when "Money Talks, Bullshit Walks".
Love Ann or hate her, one thing for sure is Ann wins regardless.