A friend of mine works in a large law firm in Toronto. The other day, around a table for a meeting, was himself and 6 other co-workers. In a discussion on politics etc...he was shocked that all 6 of them love living in Canada but consider their hyphenated label(being a whatever-Canadian) is important to them...all 6 said they are more patriotic to their mother country and not Canada they immigrated to.Problem is that over the years, we all demanded more of everything and contributed nothing. It has gotten to a point where Canada is too generous in their policy making in many areas compared to say the United States (problem is that with the election of that other SOB down there, they are rapidly becoming like us)- generous in its immigration policy where the lack thereof screening allows criminals and terrorists to enter and take up residence in this country without impunity; generous in its health policies where we do have hospitals up in Brampton and also Mississauga to a certain extent to be overrun with such people in their native garb; generous in its social/economic policies where we will provide you with a work permit, cash upfront and then help you find work, all on the taxpayers' dime once you land here and claim refugee status and to boot, we'll let you cover your head and face while you go through security in our major airports, and other sensitive public areas where security is paramount, while we all bend over backwards to accomodate YOUR religion in OUR country because we preach multiculturalism and comments like mine are blasphamous. If all of these policies were to be scaled back or eliminated all together, you see enough immigrants and non-immigrants pack up and leave so fast that it'll make you do a double take. All in all we have no one else to blame but ourselves.
Keep in mind people like Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla of Brampton ON. She wants the requirement for an immigrant to get full social security/old age benefits reduced down from 10 yrs to 3 yrs. So some senior immigrant who comes to Canada, shacks up with their relatives for 3 yrs, can get the same full benefits my parents will get for living and working here all their lives.
Liberals and liberalism makes no sense.