The Week Gone By . . .


Did anyone else catch this announcement from our Federal Representatives back in February 2016? My goodness what has happened to us? I said I was done with politics for a bit but this is so incredible-so ridiculous–so preposterous and so amazingly STUPID that at first I thought it was a poor joke of some kind. I have now officially withdrawn any support I had for the whole multicultural experiment. It is a really bad thing to do and we need to stop it–NOW before we lose any more of our global marbles. I voted for the Liberals–I was a huge supporter of Justin Trudeau believing that for the first time in a long time we would have a voice in how our country was run–had a voice in the political process and instead we get this crap. This is as bad as it was with Harper. Trudeau has lied to us–it is that simple. He needs to get down from his high horse-recognize that his fathers’ dream is one that cannot happen in this day and age because the world has changed from the 60’s and that there is now a dark horse on our doorstep that wants to destroy us. Amazing that they are beginning to show themselves to us. They are that sure that they will succeed. We have invited this group into our homes and our country in good faith only to be placated by being told by our leadership that “this is who we are–this is what we do” and then reading how the Muslims plan to take over our native land. What is it that the Dutch know? What do the Belgians know that we don’t seem to know? The Australians and New Zealanders seem to have some info on this problem as well. What is it they know that we don’t seem to get? Even the Russians get what is happening and have been very clear about the boundaries they have established-pretty clear to me at least. What do they know that we don’t? What about the Finns and the Japanese? What do they know that has escaped us? How many other countries are beginning to see that this whole mass exodus of  ‘troubled and endangered refugees’ as a ruse–a Trojan Horse would be more like it.

It is not good enough to say that this only represents a small minority of people. So who is who-can you tell? Can you actually say with any degree of accuracy or certainly that the majority of Muslims are peaceful and only want to live in Canada? I’m not hearing this ‘peaceful majority’ speaking up to join with us in disarming this minority. And where are the protesting women in this country? Don’t they understand that there will be open season on them first once Sharia Law takes hold? Please don’t say it would never happen. Take a good look at the education system if you need any further proof of what is coming. I’m not an alarmist but I am a realist. This is really happening and it will continue until someone in a position of authority and power says-” I think it’s time we step back a bit and reassess what we are doing, why are we doing it and how is it affecting the citizens of this great land.” That’s what we need to do next.

I could go on with this rant but I’m more interested in strongly suggesting you to read this ‘sermon’ given by the Iman in Toronto recently and then phone or email your MP–don’t let someone else do it-YOU do it. We ALL need to call our MP’s and bitch about what they are considering doing. Really–are they that stupid? My good friend constantly reminds me that “there is no CURE for stupid”. I’m beginning to believe it.

Anyways, that’s how I see it–all the best, Jim

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February 8, 2016

John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, told The Hill Times that in the next few week the government will introduce “radical changes” to the Citizenship Act.

Liberal MPs said to The Hill Times that the language requirement for new immigrants to apply for Canadian citizenship will be probably eliminated as it “disenfranchises” new immigrants from their right to take part in the political process.

Up until now candidates for immigration under Federal Skilled Worker Program are required to prove in a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) the ability in English or French in the following four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

They have also to meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 7 in French for their first official language in all four language abilities.

Candidates for immigration under the Federal Skilled Trades Program must must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 (English) or NCLC 5 (French) for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 (English) or NCLC 4 (French) for reading and writing.

According to Andrew Griffith‘s research quoted by The Hill Times, there are 33 federal ridings in Canada with a visible minority population of 50 per cent and more, 23 are in Ontario, eight in British Columbia, one in Quebec, and one in Alberta.

Multiculturalism from a Canadian Islamic perspective

Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخسعيدراجح), a leading spiritual leader of the Canadian Muslim community, dealt with the issue of multiculturalism in Canada in a sermon he delivered at Abu Hurairah Mosque in Toronto.

Imam Rageah called on Canadian Muslims to unite and translate their demography into a political and economic power that is necessary to make the government allow Muslims to implement the Islamic Law (Sharia) in their communities and to change the foreign policy.

Rageah spoke in favour of following the example of the Sikh neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta, by bringing the Muslim community to live together in one area in which the authorities will not be able to make any decision without the approval of the Muslims.

He urges Muslims to hire only Muslim workers, to buy products or services only from Muslim-owned businesses and to avoid advertising with media outlets owned by kafir, meaning unbeliever or infidel. In this way, he maintained, Canadian Muslims can strengthen themselves and live according to Islam.

The following is a transcript of segments from Rageah’s sermon:

“With four, five [hundred] thousand Muslims you can create the most powerful lobby in Canada… with that number of Muslims you can create one of the strongest Muslim business in Toronto…

“If you just put our resources, if we put our resources together, if we can work together as an Ummah [Muslim nation] we can change a lot…

“As Muslims, we are scattered all over the city. You have people living in Brampton, you have people living in Mississauga, you have people living in Whitby, you have people living in Richmond Hill. Imagine if we all get together in one area.

“In the City of Edmonton, the Sikh, Sikh, they live in one neighbourhood and nothing can be changed or done without their approval. We here we may as well benefit from the system that they have here.

“What can you do with unity? A lot. You can change a lot. You can change the foreign policy of this country. You can change how the Muslims think. You can even when need help, when you need help you call Muslim for your need you will help the Muslim community…

“Brothers in the masjid [Mosque] right now, they are coming up with the magazine or newspaper called Ummah Times. What Ummah Times is that? Ummah Times is advertising all your businesses all the Muslim businesses [are] Ummah.

“All you need to do – I will never advertise with a kafir [unbeliever, infidel], there you go.

“I hear some advertisements giving to 680 News $5,000. Before your Muslim brothers $50 and $80 or $100 we think twice before we do it.

“Unless we work together, the day we need a truck driver we know where to find truck drivers.

“The day that I need a cab I should have a number of a Muslim cab it’s ok, pick me up.

“When I wan to see a doctor, only Muslim doctor.

“When I want to hire someone only Muslim worker.

“Then we can strengthen ourselves. This is the way and this is the only way we can exist in the society, living according to Islam.

“When the Sharia [Islamic Law], when the government of Toronto, Ontario gave us a break and said: deal your internal affairs based on your Sharia [Islamic Law] we did not go and say: Those few people are Ismailis and Ahmadis, they are not even Muslims. Why would they speak on behalf of Muslims. But, we say no, we keep quiet and see and watch what happens, and then the result was that they said… we will never allow you to rule yourselves, your internal affairs based on the Shariah…

“My brothers in faith [اخوتيفيالله], anything that happens in your Muslim community, in the City of Toronto, anything that can be done, five hundred thousand Muslims that is a great number, large number, you can do a lot, work together. Let’s be an Ummah [nation]…

“Take your children to Islamic schools.

“Take your vehicle to Muslim owned business.

“If you buy a vehicle make sure there is a Muslim business or car dealer that sells cars.

“If you want to do anything just ask if that individual is a Muslim or not. If he is not, then look for a Muslim, because I’m sure you’ll find a Muslim. I’m sure you’ll find a Muslim in that field…

“O Allah, Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims [اللهماعزالاسلاموالمسلمين], and humiliate the infidels and the polytheists.” [اذلالكفرةوالمشركين]


No One Needs To Take It From Us . . .We Give It Away For The Asking

From the Constitution Acts, 1982:  “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” 

The point is ‘what has happened to above statement?’ Many of our cultural identities and rights have been eroded and are disappearing but we hardly notice they are going or gone any more. We are getting use to living without them.  “Oh well”, we say, “what can we do”?  Wakey, wakey folks.

It seems that everywhere, and I do mean everywhere I go, I hear Donald Trump this and Donald Trump that. In public wash rooms , restaurants, grocery stores, doctors offices, church and airports–everywhere.  And it is not just those who like the guy. There are a growing number of groups of people who are fed up with his antics. I no longer see him as a ‘breath of fresh air’ or a guy who ‘has the brass to tell it like it is.’ He incites people and not in a good way. I now see him as dangerous and a threat to public safety and possibly our very way of life. Canada is not immune to the reach of this guy or the global ramifications of his ignorance. Just look at the last two weeks with fist fights and abusive language and threats. Here is the ‘mouth that roared’ standing in front of a crowd yelling to his followers-‘they should punch him in the face’ or ‘throw his ass out of here’ or demeaning people who have risked speaking out against someone or something they don’t agree with by saying things like ‘go home to mommy’. Is this is how world leaders talk and represent the supposed most powerful and influential country on the planet ?

He is not quite a shining example to many of our children who may be getting interested and involved in learning more about the political process for the first time. Then, when I didn’t think it could get much worse, who jumps up on the stage to run interference for poor Donald Trump–Sarah Palin. Here is a woman who has not had an original thought that mattered in years extolling the virtues of a guy who is now being compared to thugs, tyrants and dictators of the past.

But most troubling to me is the erosion of our so-called civil and human rights. I’m very concerned about my children and certainly my grandchildren. What quality of life will they experience? What freedoms will they enjoy? It seems that protest is not allowed and neither is disagreement without getting punched in the face for your troubles. The rhetoric and his behaviour is very similar to another tyrant who ran through Europe with impunity for quite awhile. How long before it becomes the norm? Once the norm becomes reality it’s like paying taxes-it will always be the norm. George Bush Jr. started this trend when he declared (911) that ‘if you are not part of the solution then you must be part of the problem.’ Not much room for discussion or debate there.

This movement to limit or reduce our national freedoms is being done, at least in Canada, under the guise of ‘multiculturalism’. I like the concept of multiculturalism and what it originally meant or suggested was possible. What I don’t care for is how it is being paraded around in front of us and held up as a model for the world when it is actually being used as a way of diminishing our basic Canadian Rights and Freedoms. I’ve included this clip from Alberta. It really demonstrates what I am speaking about-it’s worth the look–

“Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed when it all went missing.”–Unknown

Anyways, that’s how I see it–all the best, Jim

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Does Anybody Know What It Is? . . . Does Anybody Care?

As much as I try to get away from this topic it continues to edge it’s way back into the public conversation and I feel compelled to add my two cents. For me, however, this is not about immigrants and the mixed feelings concerning that issue. This is about what we were told multiculturalism was about, what it represented and how Canada would benefit greatly. I am speaking about the grand experiment that was championed by Pierre Elliot Trudeau (still my favourite PM) back in the early-mid twentieth century. I am always amazed at the spin that is put on programs and ideologies when certain groups want to have their way as was the case here. The timing for this ideology to be introduced to us was perfect. The ideas around Peace , Love and Brotherhood were running at a feverish level especially among the ‘flower children’ so debate or opposition was near none. The ideology is about allowing large numbers of immigrants into the country to add people power to a faltering economy. It was also about introducing a variety of cultures and different ways of living into this dual-culture country of Canada so that French and Anglo ideals and culture would not be all that defined the country on the world stage.

I don’t have any problem with the concept of multiculturalism nor do I have a problem with offering people from different walks of life the opportunity to come and share the bounty of this great land. As I have said before–there is more than enough to go around for all of us. My problem is what we have given up to host these folks and what we continue to give up to this day. In 25 years and perhaps less the true settlers and founders of Canada–those whose blood lines are connected to those brave souls who carved out  an existence and created a formula for living here–will become the minority in our own country. Our culture, our ideology and our way of life will all but be a blip on the big screen. What will be the reality created by those seers who believe that they are the enlightened ones and the true thinkers among us? So many questions abound such as:

Is the cost of having a multicultural society worth the loss of our cultural assets, our freedoms and our uniqueness in the world?

–Other cultural groups come to Canada from a variety of global villages and they bring their customs and culture with them of course. However, our leaders seem to think it is OK for us to give up some of our customs and culture to allow our new guests an opportunity to enjoy their customs and culture in the process. Instead of each  group sharing their cultures and customs with each other to learn more about each other it has become an ‘either or’ scenario. We have become accustomed to giving up our identity as a nation so that others who come to us can enjoy more of theirs whether we like it or not. How do we feel about that?  What price do we pay for our generosity, tolerance and acceptance?

–Back then we were told that by allowing a huge number of folks to come to Canada that would bolster our economy because we could produce more from our resource base and therefore become much more prosperous as a nation. Our standard of living would certainly be increased. Apparently that has not happened and yet we continue to increase that labour pool each year even when there aren’t enough jobs for our own citizens. So that argument doesn’t fly. Why are we still being told that the opposite is true? Apparently new Canadians or those who are set to enter the country-legally-are receiving or will receive more benefit by being here and accessing our social systems than they are giving back to the country through taxation and so on. Why are we not addressing this issue?

–One great concern of mine is that gender equality will soon become a major issue or concern. When we consider that the majority of new comers to Canada are coming from countries where women are not respected or considered equal to men, how long might it be before that notion of inequality begins to find traction here? It is certainly likely that women who are arriving from those foreign lands would oppose any strength or movement that has developed here in the last 50 years.

–The unfortunate part of all this is: the people who stand up to pose legitimate questions about process and ideology, culture, heritage and the economy are branded racists and all rational, healthy and necessary debate is halted before it can receive a fair and public hearing.

I am not suggesting that we shelve the idea of multiculturalism-not at all. What I am suggesting is that we take another look at the ideology, vision and philosophy of the program and make adjustments to it that are at least as favourable to all those who participate and not just those who are coming here for a better life.


Anyways, that’s how I see it, Jim

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Is It Time To Reclaim Canada??

I think it is great that we, as a country, open our doors to offer an opportunity to anyone who wants to enjoy what we have and to share in the possibilities that are not available in many other places on the planet. I was first introduced to the concept of creating a multicultural society and how it would make us stronger as a nation, when I was a younger man. Being diverse, I was told, was good for us because it widened our scope of the world–yaddda, yadda, yadda.

So let’s see now–There were those who helped build the railway system from coast to coast and in 1824 began to dig the waterway between Port Colborne and Port Dalhousie virtually by hand. Many of those labourers and builders brought their families here from foreign lands taking a huge risk. There were those who wanted to live in Newfoundland when many wouldn’t not because it wasn’t magnificent but because there wasn’t a great deal there, early on, to sustain them. Living off the land was the only choice. But they came anyway because it was Canada. Opportunity waited for them. Freedom waited for them. There was a chance to be a pioneer and a citizen on a grand scale. Our First Nations People were the first real Canadian citizens and pioneers and as such were the first representatives of multiculturalism in this country. They worked hard and many died working hard to build this country into a place where everyone felt as though they belonged and that they were a part of a great plan for equality and opportunity.

There were First Nations Peoples, French people, Newfoundlanders, East Coasters, West Coasters, Dutch folks, German folks, English and Scottish and Irish folks and then came East Indian folks and Chinese folks and Polish people. We have always been a multicultural nation and one which fought together and built this great country–until now it seems.

It saddens me to see what has happened and continues to happen to Canada. We are a fragmented country. People have come to our shores but instead of joining in with those who were already here and those families that had fought for those freedoms we have allowed particular groups to use our charter to destroy us from within–to exterminate us culturally. Any of this beginning to sound familiar? For example we are not free to experience or practice OUR OWN religious beliefs and practices in public places while others are allowed to practice their religions in our schools and on our streets. We are becoming strangers in a strange land. Political correctness is now the weapon of choice. This parliament, with little insight, is guilty of not protecting our rights as they promoted the rights of others in consideration for votes and favours. Our own culture has been hijacked by those who live among us–those who would see us destroyed.

You fill in the blanks about how this is happening and who is making their move. Changes need to be made while we still have some control over our own political process. Twenty-five years ago you would not have been able to find too many people that dreamed of being the minority. Today that is a full blown possibility.

George Walker Bush said, “if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem.”
Here are 9 things that I believe need to happen:

1. Vote for the candidate who talks about re-claiming our cultural identity. If they are not talking about it ask them why they aren’t.
2. Citizenships need to be earned not given away. You must live here, physically, for 5 years on a registered visa which allows the applicant to work and to experience the freedoms of travel–just like any other citizen.
3. Applicants who are arrested for a major crime and are found guilty are deported back to their native country, immediately.
4. Canadian citizens and applicants would be subjected to the same laws of the land. Each is held accountable by the same judicial system. Refusal to do so or to comply are grounds for deportation.
5. Legal immigrants seeking citizenship cannot own land, houses, businesses or holdings until they become citizens.
6. Non-citizens will not be allowed to vote at any level until they are citizens of Canada. They don’t have a stake.
7. Non-citizens will enjoy the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen. However, this does not include working to limit or ignore the rights and freedoms of any or all others.
8. If someone is not here legally then he/she/they should be asked to leave. Besides, if its so bad in your own country then fight THERE to change things for yourself and others.
9. We need to stop politicizing immigration. Immigrants need to earn the right to stay not give over to a political body that is willing to trade with them for a vote.

Unfortunately there are those who enter our country, not to enjoy it but to destroy it from within. There are clearly spoken groups who have stated that intent. Most that enter Canada come in peace and hope and are hard workers who share our beliefs and culture. There are those who come with malice in their hearts. We need to do a much better job of sending those folks back home. Sometimes we’ll get it wrong-I can live with that. Do we really need immigrants coming into Canada right now–No we don’t-not until we figure out how to do it better.

Anyways, that’s how I see it–Jim

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