Unemployment & Immigration
Written by Paul Fromm
Monday, 22 July 2013 07:01
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Unemployment & Immigration

Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled his cabinet. He kept
many of the same old faces while bringing in some new blood. Getting a
lateral move was long-time Minister of Citizenship and immigration,
Jason Kenney, a whirlwind of activity, indeed the Energizer Bunny of
cabinet. He becomes Minister of Employment and Social Development. The
economy will likely be the key issue in the next federal election and
job creation will be an important measure of the government's success.
Yes, Canada's scandalous unemployment rate has come down since the
dark days of the 2008-2009 mega-recession.

Still there is much to be done.

"Almost 175,000 Canadians are watching the economic recovery from the
sidelines. While Canada's labour market has rebounded sharply from the
depths of the recession, the number of long-term unemployed has
refused to budge, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD) has found, The percentage of Canadians who have
been without work at least a year (the definition of long-term
unemployment) highlights a blight that remains in the post-crisis era.
... Those hardest hit in the slump were young people and workers with
low skills, who are suffering unemployment levels of 13.8 per cent.
That compares with the 6.3-per cent jobless level among those with
medium skills (those who graduated form high school but went no
further,)" the Globe and Mail (July 17, 2013) reported.

And, then, quoting Avery Shenfield, chief economist at CIBC World
Markets Inc., the Globe continued: "There's going to be more
significant bouts of long-term unemployment. But also generally the
softness of the economy has made it more difficult for those leaving
school to find their first job."

So, what did our new-fledged Minister of Employment do in his previous
incarnation over at immigration? He brought in hordes of immigrants --
at least 265,000 a year as well as more than 400,000 on temporary
workers' permits. This flood simply added to the misery of the
unemployed, to say nothing of the waste of their potential and the
cost to the Canadian economy.

Writing in the Globe and Mail (July 18, 2013), Jim Stanford, an
economist with the United Autoworkers, pointed out, as we have on
previous occasions that the official unemployment figures are
misleadingly and articificially low.

"This week’s cabinet shuffle was probably the first in history
unveiled on Twitter. And cabinet’s most pugnacious tweeter, Jason
Kenney (the new Minister of Employment and Social Development), wasted
no time going online to map out his coming approach. Within minutes of
his appointment, he tweeted (
https://twitter.com/kenneyjason/status/356786240978288642 ), 'I will
work hard to end the paradox of too many people without jobs in an
economy that has too many jobs without people.'

That Message Spoke Volumes About Mr. Kenney’s View Of The Canadian
Labour Market. The Government Will Continue To Play Down Job Creation
As An Economic Priority. Instead, The Minister Fully Accepts The
\'mismatch\' Theory: Namely, That The Key Challenge Is Matching Up
Unemployed Canadians With Employers Anxious To Use Their Services.
Help Employers Find The Right Workers, In The Right Place, At The
Right Price, And Presto – Problem Solved.

This approach implies that the unavailability of skilled and willing
workers is significantly constraining Canada’s recovery. It’s been
invoked to support many Conservative policy thrusts, from the
controversial Temporary Foreign Worker programme to repeated cuts in
Employment Insurance eligibility.
But the theory is wrong, both theoretically and empirically. Except in
very rare circumstances, the labour market almost never runs out of
workers. The usual problem is a general, persistent inadequacy of
employer demand for labour. That’s as clear as ever today. Measured
appropriately as a share of the working-age population, employment in
Canada has recouped less than one-quarter of the ground it lost during
the 2008-09 recession, and progress has been stalled since January,
2011.
Officially, unemployment is 1.4 million, and that’s just the tip of
the iceberg. Declining labour force participation (as workers give up
looking) represents 325,000 more workers. Other forms of hidden
unemployment (including involuntary part-time and other precarious
positions) takes the tally well above two million – pushing the true
unemployment rate above 12 per cent. The clear constraint is the
number of jobs, not the availability of willing workers.
Skills aren’t the problem, either. More Canadian workers have
postsecondary training than any other country. Millions of Canadians
don’t remotely use their existing skills to their full potential.
While investments in more training always make sense, there is no
general skills shortage. ....
The number of jobs unfilled because of a genuine lack of qualified
applicants is surely fewer than 100,000.
Even officially, then, there are more than six unemployed Canadians
for each job vacancy. Practically, the ratio is more like 20 to one.
Job creation should occupy 95 per cent of Mr. Kenney’s attention.
Instead, he will likely focus on more social engineering: adjusting
the expectations, attitudes and flexibility of the unemployed, rather
than trying to stimulate job creation."

Continued high levels of immigration and the temporary workers
programme cruelly help maintain a large pool of unemployed Canadians.
That may be good for employers looking to do things on the cheap, but
it's bad for young people, recent graduates and all sorts of Canadians
who are unemployed. Unemployment costs the economy and the taxpayer to
say nothing of the damage it inflicts on the lives and families of the
unemployed.

We need a five-year moratorium on immigration so that the market may
soak up the unemployed and get Canadians back to work. High
immigration levels skew the job market; the temporary workers permits
allow employers to avoid recruiting and training Canadians.

It's time to put Canada and Canadians First -- Impose a Five Year
Moratorium on Immigration, Cancel the Temporary Workers' Programme and
Put Canadians Back to Work.

Paul Fromm
Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE

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White & No Longer Silent -- Patrick Buchanan
Written by Paul Fromm
Thursday, 18 July 2013 06:28
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White & No Longer Silent -- Patrick Buchanan

The White Side of the Story of Negroes

This is the reason CNN has dropped Buchanan. It's like Newt G. said,
"You're not supposed to bring up uncomfortable Facts." (verified on
Buchanan's' website)

BUCHANAN TO OBAMA
Finally.............It is Said Publicly. I have never seen the White
side explained better!
Pat Buchanan had the guts to say it. It is about time!!

BUCHANAN TO OBAMA
By Patrick J. Buchanan

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America ..
Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation..
White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.... This
time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances
and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It
was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave
ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to
Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and
prosperity blacks have ever known.. Jeremiah Wright ought to go down
on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white
Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare,
food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student
loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty
programs designed to bring the African-American community into the
mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in
discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action,
contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over
white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and
individuals all over America have donated their time and money to
support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and
nursing homes for blacks.

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Congratulations, Jeff Goodall, for Challenging Anti-White Media Bias?
Written by Paul Fromm
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:03
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CONGRATULATIONS, JEFF GOODALL, FOR CHALLENGING ANTI-WHITE MEDIA BIAS?

IN THE AUTUMN OF 2011, A MIXED RACE COUPLE (SEAN OYINSAN, NEGRO AND
RITA BROWN, WHITE) WHO HAD MOVED TO NEWMARKET WERE THE SUBJECT OF A
CAMPAIGN OF VANDALISM OF THEIR CAR AND GARAGE. THE ATTACK SEEMED
RACIALLY MOTIVATED AS AMONG THE GRAFFITI WERE SWASTIKAS AND THE WORD
"NIGER." [THE VANDAL WAS EVIDENTLY SPELLING CHALLENGED.] THE SALT AND
PEPPER COUPLE MOVED AWAY. EVENTUALLY, THE CULPRIT WAS CAUGHT AND
CONVICTED OF VANDALISM. IT TURNED OUT HE WAS -- GET THIS -- A NEGRO
AND A PREVIOUS LOVER OF RITA BROWN -- WELL DESCRIBED BY THE
EUPHEMISTICALLY DRUNK AND UNCOMMUNICATIVE LOCAL MEDIA AS A "PARTNER.".

The problem was that the local paper, the Aurora Banner, while
hyper-ventilating about racism and celebrating tolerance and
diversity, never mentioned the salient fact that the culprit was Black
and that this was not a case of White "racism."

Jeff Goodall, a freethinking veteran, like me, of the Edmund Burke
Society, objected. he explains:

CANADA: BLATANT SMEARING OF WHITE PEOPLE BY THE MEDIA

Below is the text of a registered letter I sent to
“Yorkregion.com” on December 31st, 2012 following their
publication of a “warm fuzzy” article about Ontario’s York
Regional Police and their efforts to combat “racism”. (“Warm
fuzzies” are the opposite of “cold pricklies”.) It was signed
for on January 2nd.
The wording of my letter is self-explanatory, and here it is:
“Dear Editor:
Re: “York cops continue to battle hate crimes” – Jeremy
Grimaldi, Dec 30th, 2012.
The above article recaps the events of a couple of years ago involving
threats and racist graffiti aimed at Seun Oyinsan and Rita Brown, a
mixed-race couple living in Newmarket. We are told of the shock and
horror the community felt because of these acts, and of the surge of
revulsion felt by the police, public, and politicians alike.
However, in a Toronto Star article published on February 1st, 2011, we
are told that Anthony Burke, 63, of Bradford, who was charged with
criminal harassment and other offences in this matter and subsequently
convicted, is himself black.
I think it unlikely that you are unaware of this development, and with
this key piece of information witheld, your article gives the
impression that the events in Newmarket were the result of white
racism against blacks and racially-mixed couples.
It re-inforces the stereotype of white people as uniformly resenting
newcomers and the diversity that they bring, and of being prone to
commit ‘hate crimes’.
In my opinion, your failure to provide this vital piece of information
effectively constitutes an unfair smearing of white people, and an
unreserved apology is called for.”
When a newspaper reports about racist activities, the assumption is
clearly going to be that Whites are responsible, unless the report
clearly states otherwise.
And despite the fact that the guilty person in this case was a Black
man, that vital fact remains unmentioned; thus, I believe that Whites
are being unjustifiably and perhaps even maliciously smeared by this
news report, hence my complaint.
Neither myself nor the public in general deserve this sneaky,
backdoor, smear campaign against White people. Particularly when the
proof of the unfairness of this insinuated guilt comes from a major
newspaper which is part of the same organization which owns the
reporting entity; “Yorkregion.com” is owned by “Metroland Media
Group Ltd”, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar
Corporation which owns the Toronto Star.
We can reasonably expect a thoroughly politically-correct and
“progressive” response, if there is to be one at all.
If I remember correctly, the Ontario Press Council was set up at least
in part by the Toronto Star some 40 years ago as the result of a need
to avoid policing by government agencies following a number of serious
complaints about press abuses.
Perhaps we will have an opportunity to find out whether or not this
initiative towards voluntary self-policing will bear fruit…
certainly, I find it rather delicious that the proof of this smear
comes from the omnipotent Toronto Star itself.
Jeff Goodall.

Mr. Goodall complained to the Ontario Press Council about the biased
and misleading, indeed, anti-White reporting. He won! In a recent
decision, the Ontario Press Council ruled :"During the course of
Council’s hearing of the complaint it emerged that staff at the
Aurora Banner might not have been aware of the racial background of
the individual charged, notwithstanding that the information had been
disclosed in court and had been in the public domain for many months,
including in a story published by a Toronto newspaper, before the
end-of year story was published. The reporter who wrote the wrap-up
story should have been made aware of the fact that the race of the man
who committed the offences was a relevant piece of information, given
the tone of past stories published on this case.

After fully considering the submissions by the complainant and the
respondent, Council concluded that, while it supports newspapers in
their careful consideration of whether to refer to the race of
individuals in their stories, in this instance the race of the
individual was relevant and the Aurora Banner should have included it
in their end-of-year wrap up.

While agreeing the complaint was valid, Council reaffirmed its
position that the race of a person should not be used unless it is
clearly an important element and one which will help readers better
understand the context of a story."

Debora Kelly, writing in the Newmarket Echo (July 10, 2013 ),
apparently on behalf of the York region Media Group, including the
Aurora Banner remained unrepentant: "We were somewhat surprised
ourselves. York Region Media Group follows Canadian Press style,
only identifying a person by race, colour or origin when relevant and
essential elements of a story.
In accordance with that policy, our editors concluded because the
crime was motivated by a personal grievance, not racism, by a man who
wasn’t even a resident of the town, his race wasn’t relevant.
As Mr. Goodall said, while many people initially may have assumed
'white racists/supremacists' were to blame, which could lead to
'unnecessary racial discord', we reported just the opposite happened.
We became a more caring and inclusive community.

Residents renewed a commitment to promote tolerance in their
neighbourhoods and support victims of crime. ... We stand by our
decision and the policy behind it, but we are interested in hearing
your opinion on the issue. Email [email protected]"
Mr. Goodall responds to this sophistry: "'Its response to the
complainant’s concerns about the negative impression left about the
community’s racial tolerance was that the report commented on the
positive initiatives undertaken by the community and police department
in promoting and supporting racial diversity, and rallying around the
targeted couple.'
That’s great: Whitey gets blamed without just cause, but it’s OK
because everybody rallied around against this bigotted White racism.
Bastards!"

You might wish to let Debora Kelly know whether you think race is
relevant in such a story -- [email protected]

Paul Fromm
Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE

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