Written by Paul Fromm
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 04:49
*"2010 a gangbuster year for newcomers: Kenney", the Toronto Sun (February
14, 2011) blares. What a heartless Valentine's Day gift for Canada's
unemployed and Canada's taxpayers. Yes, for 2010, as unemployment hovered
around 8.4 per cent of the workforce -- and these figures are vastly
understated, as they count only those receiving Employment Insurance
benefits: "*The federal government is celebrating a near record number of
newcomers in 2010. ... *Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney
announced Sunday that Canada welcomed 280,636 new permanent residents in
2010 -- 6% more than expected ‹ making it the largest number of newcomers in
the past 50 years. ... **Canada also admitted 182,322 temporary workers in
2010 and 96,147 foreign students."*
*As we have no exit controls and some provinces facilitate temporary workers
becoming immigrants, and those on "student" visas can fast-track to
immigrant status, the real intake is approximately 571,207 -- larger than
the city of Hamilton, ON.*
*Standing the laws of economics on their head, the rotund Immigration
Minister, a professional apologizer the visibles for Canada's past,
announces: "*Canada's post-recession economy demands a high level of
economic immigration to keep our economy strong," says Kenney. Duh, what
about the unemployed? Can none of them drive cab or deliver pizzas or get
sweetheart government "employment equity" (actually, anti-White
discrimination) jobs?
*What a kick in the head to Canada's unemployed! Equally, the insane intake
is a knee to the groin of all taxpayers. The immigration intake since 1980
has simply not been working out well. The Fraser Institute's research shows
that they are a net drain on the taxpayer, more likely to be poor, more
likely to use welfare, more likely to be in social housing. The failure of
the overwhelmingly Third World flood to do well here is not surprising. In
some years close to half speak neither English nor French.*
*However, Canada's unemployed and hard pressed taxpayers can expect no
comfort fromCanada's mouthy opposition parties. The entire political class
is invasion friendly. The NDP's immigration critic, Olivia Chow (Mrs. Jack
Layton's) big gripe is the delay in bringing in parents and grandparents,
who will likely contribute nothing to Canada but will feast on the
taxpayers.* "At issue for ... Chow is that while applications for spouses
and children are processed in about a month -- days for adoptive children --
immigration applications for parents and grandparents take over three years
on average to be processed."

Paul Fromm
Canada First Immigration Reform Committee

Monday, February 14, 2011

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*2010 a gangbuster year for newcomers: Kenney*

By BRYN WEESE, Parliamentary Bureau

Last Updated: February 13, 2011 7:29pm


OTTAWA - OTTAWA - The federal government is celebrating a near record number
of newcomers in 2010.

But critics are lashing out, saying the government is failing to
expeditiously unite immigrant families with some members already here.

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Sunday that
Canada welcomed 280,636 new permanent residents in 2010 -- 6% more than
expected ‹ making it the largest number of newcomers in the past 50 years.

According to the government, about two-thirds of the new permanent residents
are economic immigrants and their dependents coming here to work.

"While other Western countries cut back on immigration during the recession,
our government kept legal immigration levels high," Kenney said in a
statement Sunday.

"Canada's post-recession economy demands a high level of economic
immigration to keep our economy strong."

Canada also admitted 182,322 temporary workers in 2010 and 96,147 foreign
students, who contribute more than $6.5 billion to the Canadian economy

As well, 7,265 government-assisted refugees and 4,833 privately sponsored
refugees were accepted last year.

But not everyone is happy with the government's handling of immigrants.

Amir Attaran, a professor of law and medicine at the University of Ottawa,
has filed a human rights complaint against the federal government for
allegedly delaying his parents' immigration application by 60 months.

Attaran, a vocal critic of the Conservative government, is holding a news
conference about his complaint on Monday with NDP MP Olivia Chow.

"For a government that talks so much about family values, the Conservatives
have the worst record, of any government, in reuniting immigrants with their
families," Attaran said in a statement Friday.

But a spokesman for Kenney fired back Sunday, saying Attaran and his family
shouldn't be allowed to queue jump just because of his supposed ties to
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. Both men are Harvard graduates.

"Family class immigration applications are processed in the order in which
they're received," wrote Alykhan Velshi in an e-mail Sunday. "Just because
Mr. Attaran is close with the Ignatieff Liberals (and) their NDP and Bloc
coalition partners doesn't mean he should be able to sue to jump to the
front of the queue."

In response, Attaran said he was shocked that someone in the minister's
office would link immigration applications to the support of a political
party and added the delays are happening to "tens of thousands" of other
would-be immigrants, not just his parents.

At issue for Attaran and Chow is that while applications for spouses and
children are processed in about a month -- days for adoptive children --
immigration applications for parents and grandparents take over three years
on average to be processed.

As for linking his parents' file to the Liberal Party, Attaran called it
³ignorant and vulgar,² and said he expects the minister to apologize.

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Wrestling With Demons
Written by Paul Fromm
Monday, 14 February 2011 05:29
*Wrestling With Demons*

*Demographia International*'s 2010* Housing Affordability Survey* posted
Vancouver as third-most '*severely unaffordable*' among 325 cities in the
developed world. In gross terms, that means the average Vancouver home now
devours nine and a half years worth of the city's average income; in an
affordable market, a house normally represents about three year's salary. It's
taken decades for Vancouverites to understand that they can no longer afford
to live in their beautiful city -- now they mustn't die there either.
The *University
of British Columbia*'s plan to build a 15 bed hospice next to the *
Promontory*, a mostly Chinese-occupied luxury condo has residents
complaining bitterly about cultural insensitivity: "'We cannot have dying
people in our backyard,' said rally organizer *Janet Fan* ... 'It’s a
cultural taboo to us and we cannot be close to so many dying people. It's
like you open your door and step into a graveyard.' [Guess no one told
Chinatown about the Downtown East Side.] 'Next week we're going to organize
a march, holding banners, to the office of the president of *UBC*,' said
Fan, a stay-at-home mom. 'We’re going to tell him we don’t want this
hospice and how enraged, angry and shocked we are.' Fan said 80 per cent of
the residents of her 18-storey building are Asian and are strongly opposed.
... *Qing Lin*, who bought a *Promontory* apartment for $900,000 almost a
year ago, said she and her seven year old daughter will have nightmares if
the hospice goes ahead. 'We believe that people dying outside will bring us
bad luck,' she added. 'I’m very angry and upset. If I had known it was
going to be a hospice, I wouldn’t buy it for half the price.' Her neighbour
*Angela Gao*, 34, clutching her nine-month-old son *Ryan*, agreed. 'It’s
very disturbing,' she said. 'My kids and I are going to feel so frightened
and angry just to think there are dying people so close to us.' Residents
wrote a letter Jan. 9 to *Jan Fialkowski*, executive director of the
Neighborhood Association *... 'Death will bring bad luck, meaning sickness
and even death . . . The ghosts of the dead will invade and harass the
living.' The letter said Asians believe that living next to 'death' would
'lead to failure of business, the loss of money, the break of marriage and
family, and the healthy growing up of children will be affected.'" (*
Vancouver** Province*, January 12, 2011)

Here is a parvenu frailty, given what European settlers in *BC *endured. The
*Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria* entry for *Ross** Bay Cemetery* notes
that "in 1903 the *Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association* in Victoria
bought land at Harling Point [for Chinese interments]. *It was general
practice for overseas Chinese to exhume the remains after seven years, clean
and dry the bones and then ship them back to China for burial. This also
allowed the plot to be re-used. This practice had been followed at Ross Bay
and continued at the Chinese Cemetery up until 1933, when war in China ended
this practice." Imagine stumbling across this operation while out for a
bracing walk. Once the bones were stripped of remaining flesh, they were
packed into jars and shipped back to the land of their ancestors*. Benevolent
associations or tongs, were initially set up for the sole purpose of
exhuming and repatriating bones in case of death overseas: "According to an
eyewitness account from Hawaii in 1917: 'Taking mouthfuls of wine, the man
sprayed it all over the area as a purification ritual before he removed bone
by bone and wrapped each with a piece of white cloth amidst burning incense.
[Packed in their individual jars] the remains were sent to Hong Kong where
the *Tung Wah Hospital* had, from the 1870s, handled the return of most
bones to their *qiaoxiang *[this translates as, 'native land of one who is
away,' normally their village.] In the *qiaoxiang* themselves, [benevolent
organizations] would be responsible for collecting bones from the *Tung Wah
Hospital* and distributing them to the families, often through notices in
the newspapers. Names and villages would be listed under the title
'Departed Friends' and a relative would then pick up the bones for return to
the village and a ritual internment." (*Michael Williams*, “*Departed
Friends,”* *Journal of Chinese Australia*, issue 2, October 2006)

This practice of inhumation, disinterring, washing and final placement of
bones was not some extraterritorial coping mechanism invented by Chinese
seeking gold in Canada, Australia and America -- it was the way of things in
China from time immemorial until *Mao* declared the whole business a waste
of good arable land. In 1956, he proclaimed cremation the unselfish road of
death and millions complied. Under the steady hand of the great helmsman, as
many as 40-million his minions would die between 1958 and 1961. You might
think a thousand-year tradition of handling and carting around bones would
have vaccinated the frail vessels of *Promontory Towers *from squeamishness
about death, but their ghost-ridden *feng shui* frettings shrivel rather in
the face of cold, hard resale values. Depending how unassimilated they
actually are, the ladies may be anticipating the carrying-on that
accompanies traditional Chinese mourning rites: "It was customary to bang
gongs throughout the vigil, to keep away the evil spirits, but this practice
is now prohibited to avoid nuisance to neighbours. It is also customary
amongst the less well-to-do for the female relatives of the deceased,
particularly a widow, to give a public demonstration of grief in the form of
wailing, weeping and loud cries." [Among the wealthy, the din from chanting
monks, striking gongs, wooden sounding boxes and ringing bowls could go on
for days.] The main fear of the dead consists rather of the belief that to
*touch* the dead is to run the risk of becoming infected by an aura of
ill-luck whereby all the misfortunes of the deceased will be transmitted."
(“*Chinese Burial Customs in Hong Kong*,” *Journal of the Royal Asiatic
Society Hong Kong Branch* , Vol. 1, 1961)

That *UBC *has even paused in its deliberations to cater to such
backwardness is offensive to alumni of The Enlightenment -- a point
*UBC's*alumni should stress when returning letters of solicitation.

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New From C-FAR Books -- In the Cause of the West: Thoughts on the Past, Present and F
Written by Paul Fromm
Friday, 11 February 2011 04:47
*New From C-FAR Books -- In the Cause of the West: Thoughts on the Past,
Present and Future of A Threatened Civilization *
*In the Cause of the West:*

*Thoughts on the Past, Present and Future of A Threatened Civilization*

*By Kenneth H.W. Hilborn, M.A., D.Phil.*

* *


This booklet consists mostly of essays on a variety of topics,
including liberalism, immigration, bureaucracy, the "nanny state," nuclear
weapons and the definitions of "compromise." All the essays have some
relevance to the past, present or future of the Western civilization to
which Canada belongs, and which is threatened not only by enemies abroad but
by weaknesses within -- conspicuously including liberal ideology. The
civilization might survive without Canada, but not Canada without the
civilization. It follows that many of the decisions that determine our
nation's fate will be made in future (as they have been in the past) not in
Ottawa but elsewhere, especially in Washington. The disparity in power
between the two capitals is such that a liberal victory in American politics
may do us more harm, and a conservative victory may do us more good, than
any change in the relative strength of parties in our own House of Commons.
I shall have a good deal to say, therefore, about the follies of American
liberals, whose worst ideas are so often embraced by influential elements in
Canada as well.

I am including a few personal recollections drawn from my own
experience, which now extends over more than half a century of arguing,
writing and lecturing in support of conservative principles and the defence
of the West. Indeed, I shall begin with a biographical essay inspired by my
brief acquaintance with a far more important defender of Western interests,
a writer whose strong personality left me with enduring memories. I am
including also a chapter entitled "Miscellaneous Thoughts," consisting of
relatively short comments on some of the issues, foibles and follies of our

I shall conclude the booklet with a short piece of fiction --
another adventure of "Princess Shenandoah," the central character in my
earlier attempt at fiction, published by C-FAR under the title *NIGHTMARES
AND A DREAM*. Those who enjoyed that booklet will -- I hope -- also enjoy
this additional entry in Shenandoah's imagined "diary," and those unfamiliar
with her ideas and exploits may be encouraged to read more about her
encounters (both personal and political) with the enemies of our

A word of explanation about spelling: Converting Arabic spelling into
our alphabet often yields inconsistent results. "Osama" may also be "Usama,"
and "bin Ladin" may be "bin Laden." I refer to the notorious terrorist
leader as "Osama bin Ladin," but when citing work by an author who has
chosen a different version of the name, I have respected that choice.

* *

* *


Kenneth H.W. Hilborn, who is Professor Emeritus of History at
the University of Western Ontario in London, has contributed nine previous
booklets to the C-FAR Canadian Issues Series. They include *THE CULT OF THE
IDEAS* (No. 43), and *NIGHTMARES AND A DREAM* (No. 44).

Born in Toronto in December 1934, Prof. Hilborn graduated in 1956 from
Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, with an Honours B.A. in History and
Politics. After completing his M.A. at Queen's in 1957, he held an Imperial
Oil Graduate Research Fellowship at England's University of Oxford (Balliol
College), where he received in 1960 the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
(D.Phil.) in Modern History.

After teaching for a year at Mount Allison University in Sackville,
New Brunswick, Prof. Hilborn joined the faculty at Western in 1961. Though
specializing in 20th Century international relations, he also taught courses
on Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian dictatorships.
During the Cold War he contributed numerous articles and book reviews to
conservative and anti-Communist periodicals, as well as to various
newspapers. In 1972-1974 and 1976-1979 he was Chairman of Graduate Studies
in the Department of History. He took early retirement in 1997, at the age
of 62.
With support from the London chapter of the Society for Academic
Freedom and Scholarship (SAFS), which opposes "political correctness" and
race/sex preferences, Prof. Hilborn was twice elected during the 1990s to
the University Senate, and twice to the executive of the Faculty
Association. He also served for two years on the SAFS national Board of
Directors, and remains a member of the organization (

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