I'm personally in favor of helping refugees with my own donations and also with public tax revenue. There are far more white, red-neck Canadians on welfare than refugees or immigrants, and I don't think I can easily categorize them as lazy. Most refugees and immigrants desire to work and contribute to the economy. In fact many of them are willing to work doing essential jobs that you probably would not want to do.
I suggest you put your air miles to good use and go do a bit of traveling and see what's going on in the world. It will make you appreciate what you have but hopefully make you realize that people everywhere are the same with the same hopes and dreams as you and I, with really neat cultures and foods! Go visit with some refugees (syrian, or haitian or whatever) and hear their stories personally. They are already in your local communities.
I am happy to see Canada grow and change, as it always has. Sure we have problems (ours concern another group of community-members who have a lot of social problems). At least we're not yet fighting a civil war. And if things get bad I don't think it will be immigrants or refugees that start such a conflict... it will likely be the likes of those who gathered with their guns in Virginia the other day.
In the great accounting that will happen some day, it will not matter much how we farmed and how much tax we paid (or avoided). We may be individually powerless to change the world, but our own attitudes and prejudices will be weighed heavily. As well as how we treated "the least of them."
Going back on topic, I'd really like to hear an answer to my original question about how many of you will be immediately affected by these proposed changes, and how many will be affected down the road as you retire?
OK , if you want to help with donations and such , knock yourself out , lots are coming here cause they KNOW the system , the one gal they interviewed came all the way from Florida , how the **** do these people find all these loop holes out ?? YES we have lots of little $hits that were born and raised here and are a waste of oxygen , they sleep till noon and get up and get their social assistance check from the mailbox , WHY , cause they KNOW the SYSTEM !! Yes lots of New Canadians work at so called meaning less jobs ie; Walmart , 7 Eleven etc , at least they are working , i'll give them that !! BUT have YOU ever worked with any personally ?? My wife worked with some at a hog barn a few years back , they are fine to start with then they want the best jobs and then they want to tell you how to do yours !! They are almost taking portions the trucking industry over , HOW , hacking the rates , i'll give you an example of a grocery supplier that is no longer in business , had a good bunch of company drivers and leased operators , things were good , all of a sudden the NEW Canadians come along hacked the rates , took the work away from the longtime guys and things went downhill from there , the company thought HEY look at the $$$$ were saving , but when a truck loaded for Yorkton was sitting in Kindersley , or didn't make it at all , well it slowly went to he!! in a hand basket !! Same thing with the gravel haulers , the NEW Canadians come in , hack the rate , put all the other guys out of business , then what they are doing now , is when all the original guys are gone they start cranking the rates cause their the only game in town !! Do I feel for the companies that were initially saving a few bucks by taking the cheaper alterative , absolutely not , you can't over pay premium reliable workers !! Not all are like that but some !! Air miles , don't have them cause I don't have time to use them , would I like to travel , absolutely , but its not in the cards , WHY , well I won't go into detail but I'm going basically 365 , BUT hey when your jet setting around the globe why don't you stop somewhere like Syria or Yemen for example and try and change things to suit yourself !! You know, try and ram something down their throats and see how far it gets you , demand something like a specific place to pray every few hours during the day !! Cause from what I understand if you don't do it here its called discrimination !! See how that works for ya !! Its funny how they are supposedly so hard off , yet everyone of them I see lately are driving brand new vehicles , and not the cheap ones , most are expensive SUV's !! I have yet to see any driving a 2000 Dodge like dookiller or an 05 Chev with 265000km like mine !! Is that possibly why some foreign countries are in such turmoil , those that left took all the money with them ?? Just askin !! Civil unrest , give it time , the First Nations are demanding more and more all the time , something has to give , Trudope babbled about the the disrepair on the reserves , 1st thing OK , 2nd thing WHY , everything for them is paid for , look after your own back yard 1st , don't be letting in thousands more that are going to need some sort of assistance !! Churchill's rail line is gone , and what did boy wunder do about it , babble his babble and didn't commit a dam thing from the last I heard !! Guys on here have stated that the 1st Nations need help, true ,but , same ol'story - "give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime " !! Not picking on them but we've been giving them fish forever !! They talk about their inherent right to hunt , trap and fish , WELL leave your cell phones and laptops and new pickups here and move back to the bush and exercise your inherent rights !! Whose stopping you ?? But the Feds have no balls so this will be a never ending issue , OKA proved that , the 1st Nations called the Feds bluff and won !! I could go on but its time to get back to work !! Sorry for going off topic !! Have a great day !!