Cart before the horse mentality by Justin ( Bozo) Trudough
posted January 26th, 2023 at 11:04 AM
Unless you are indigenous, we are all immigrants to our great country Canada. I love our multicultural society in every way, I know we need plenty of new Canadians, However the morons in Ottawa need to provide the proper financial support for our ailing health care system before luring immigrants to Canada for a "better life" which includes "universal health care". Right now Canadian people are dying in rural emergency waiting rooms due to a total failure by our Government to prioritize funding for our ailing health care system. This is unacceptable and I a must confess that I am not the proud Canadian that I was ten years ago.....
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Why are you blaming others?
Jan 27, 2023 at 12:39pm
Transfer payments to the provinces were reduced long before the younger Trudeau took over. Hopefully, he will rectify the disparity. Not supporting him per se but bringing attention to the fact this has been going on for years. I clearly remember Harper refusing to meet with premiers over anything so get a grip. And your use of the word 'luring' isn't accurate either and leads me to believe you are anti-immigrant in spite of what you want people to believe. A clearly miopic view. It's obvious you have a deep seated need to lay blame on one individual instead of recognizing who was one of the worst prime ministers at Federal/Provincial relations - Stephen Harper who severely restricted reporters from access to him, stripped environmental protections and omg, so much damage to our country from one individual. There is always room for improvement and hopefully healthcare funding to the provinces will increase soon and that Canada will continue to be a compassionate safe haven and refuge for immigrants.
Jan 27, 2023 at 3:36pm
You forget that it's the provinces that handle health care, and the party that makes cuts to healthcare for the longest time has been the Conservatives. Right now in Ontario they're trying to set up 2-tier healthcare after making cuts and adding more items that need to be paid out of Canadians' pockets, and the first thing the Cons did in Alberta when the pandemic hit was to make cuts to healthcare. They want to make us like the US, bringing in US companies to set up clinics and to sell pricey insurance to us. Not Trudeau, not the Libs, the CON-servatives.
Why on earth people voted them back in while watching them butcher healthcare and social services while giving handouts to corporations and tax cuts to the rich is beyond me. In fact, why is it that the very people being screwed over by them keep voting them back in? Trying to be like our neighbours south of the border? So quit finding stupid reasons to blame the wrong people. And get more involved.Vote at every election and ask the hard questions. Stop looking at promises and look at their track record. Stop being lazy and feeding ignorance.
Why Immigrants Leave Canada.
Jan 27, 2023 at 10:23pm
A poll in 2022 suggested 30 per cent of new, young immigrants to Canada could leave the country in the next two years.
One of the challenges for immigrants raised in the survey is the cost of living in Canada. According to the survey, 75 per cent of new Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 said they believe the rising cost of living means immigrants are less likely to stay in Canada. Recognition of credentials/job opportunities was also a factor, so they couldn't find a job that fit their profile.
Other reasons for leaving were, the cold weather, homesickness, and disappointment after having high expectations.
And they don't even
Jan 27, 2023 at 11:32pm
Refugees and immigrants have a tough time here. Do you know how many have untreated PTSD and end up doing survival crimes because they don't have support to find a job? Like, "yes, come over here and be lonely and get caught stealing cheese or sleeping in a construction pit". So sad. Some get charity handouts from churches, mosques or temples, but why does the government encourage people to come here on a false premise and then let non-profits fill in the gaps. It's so effed up and sad. Oh, right - they need to bring over doctors so they can work at our Home Depots. They need to bring over engineers to mop hospital floors. We need to bring over students so they can be lured into gangs. Ffs. We should help people come here to use their skills and training, and prosper. It's such a sham as it is.
Jan 28, 2023 at 5:25am
I feel the need to warn them.
Not only that…
Jan 28, 2023 at 6:08pm
but we need affordable housing for everyone who’s already here before they invite anyone else! Imagine you plan a dinner party because you want lots of friends, but you invite 20 people and you only have 4 chairs and enough food for 4 people. That’s kind of what Canada is doing, and it’s completely insane.
Jan 29, 2023 at 10:10am
What you may not be grasping is the reason Canada focuses so much on immigrants is to increase the tax base so you can build on that infrastructure.
Immigration is a good thing and two party system is bad
Feb 1, 2023 at 8:33am
Agreed with above, immigrants often work hard and become taxpayers. The homeless in Vancouver's East Hastings who rely on social services are very likely home grown and raised in Canada (and our collective shame for failing them, like their parents also failed them). Whereas immigrants are often happy to be here and work hard to pay the bills, and therefore pay into social services with their taxed income.
What we do need though is to break the two party system... how many unforced errors and scandals did we see under the Harper regime? and again how many embarrassing incidents did the Trudeau regime log? Enough of these two corrupt parties running the show, making mistakes over and over again. It's time for new leadership in Canada, they may not be perfect but I'd like to see the NDP in charge, with a heavy focus on bolstering and investing heavily in healthcare and education.
What's the incentive to move or stay here to become a nurse or doctor? To work in an old age care facility caring for our aging boomer population that is soon to overwhelm our healthcare system in the next 10 years? Like it or not, the answer is money. We need to pay these doctors and nurses more money to incentivize them to join and stay in healtcare in BC and Canada. This means increasing the tax base (immigration), raising taxes on the ultra wealthy, closing tax loopholes (including offshore tax havens), a high end financial transaction tax and so forth. All the while, decrease taxes on the struggling lower and middle classes as a populist move. Shift the tax burden to those who can afford it, as we all know now that trickle down economics is a farce.
I am indigenous
Feb 3, 2023 at 4:34pm
You're only an immigrant if you yourself immigrated here. Your immigration status has nothing to with that of your ancestors. You were either born here and have roots here or you don't. I'm certain we all have common ancestors that immigrated out of Africa and Mesopotamia like ten thousand years ago.
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