September 13, 2011
So did longtime Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella. Sometimes referred to as “Canada’s James Carville” (while other times compared to that cat in the Rhode Island nursing home that predicts residents’ deaths), Kinsella—who rarely hesitates to call his enemies “racists”—also demurred.
Kinsella had accused Hudak of race baiting on his blog, but when confronted with that fact by broadcaster Brian Lilley, Kinsella pivoted, declaring flatly, “I do not believe that Tim Hudak is a racist at all.”
And then, astonishingly, Kinsella made a good point.
You see, Kinsella explained, Hudak couldn’t possibly be a racist because just last year he’d proposed a program to encourage businesses to hire immigrants, too—one that’s awfully similar to the one McGuinty is now proposing.
In any event, ordinary Canadians will, for a limited time, be permitted to express their views on immigration without being called racists (to their faces.) With accidentally brilliant timing, the federal government is currently inviting citizens to fill out an online survey on that very topic.
I duly logged on and took advantage of the numerous fields that generously provide for my comments by typing “NO MEXICANS!!” into each one.
I also voted to scrap the “family reunification” program, which sees thousands of elderly foreigners settling in Canada too late to pay any taxes but just in time to burden our “free” “healthcare” system with costly end-of-life machine-pinging.
Asked how to deal with the “problem” of highly credentialed professionals from abroad being forced to work as cabdrivers, I wrote: “Stop letting them in.” I imagine this solution will be deemed insufficiently “nuanced” to make it into the subsequent report.
Astonishingly, the Conservative feds—who came to power thanks in large part to the tireless ethnic baby-kissing of Immigration Minister Jason “Curry in a Hurry” Kenney—are also “moving to set up a special snitch line for citizenship fraud.” (I have never coveted a government job but may now have to reconsider.)
Asked what he thought of Liberal McGuinty’s affirmative-action proposal, Conservative Kenney expressed his disapproval:
“I think we should pursue equality of opportunity for all Canadians,” he told the Ottawa Citizen.
Back in October 2010, Kenney had announced the creation of the “Federal Internship for Newcomers” program designed to help “immigrants use their skills in the Canadian labor market as they begin their new lives in Canada.”
So now you know: Canada’s two biggest political parties promise to use your money to buy your job and give it to whichever immigrants happen to vote for them.
However, McGuinty will probably win again, having also vowed—I am not making this up—to make the trains run on time.
Alas, I don’t see any upside-down hangings in our nation’s future.