Multiculturalism

15 Dec 2011 Ottawa proposes first nations property ownership

Globe and Mail, Dec 15 2011: Conservative MPs are proposing a fundamental change to Canada’s reserve system, advocating legislation that would allow natives to own private property within the communal land of reserves. The change – recommended Wednesday in a Conservative-led prebudget report by the House of Commons finance committee – would mark a dramatic shift for individuals living on reserve. It would make it easier to accumulate wealth and to use homes as collateral when seeking bank loans to start businesses. Keep...

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30 Nov 2011 Aboriginal Affairs and “Failed Experiments”

John Ivison - National Post 28 November 2011 - Canadians are accustomed to the Red Cross sending emergency aid to Haiti and the Horn of Africa. They are less used to the organization sending blankets and winter clothing to impoverished native Canadians living in tents. In the stricken northern Ontario aboriginal community of Attawapiskat, it is being portrayed as an alternative to government. The Red Cross stepped in after Alberta wildfires and Quebec floods, but Attawapiskat is a slower-moving disaster. The fly-in reserve near James Bay is facing an acute...

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03 Nov 2011 Islamist Group Launch Campaign in Canada

A British-based group linked to Islamism has launched a campaign to establish a presence in Canada. (www.BarnabasFund.org) The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) was planning “Calling the World Back to Allah” conferences in Toronto and Montreal as part of its “Canada Launch Tour” between 16 to 23 October. However, following media reports revealing the backgrounds of some of the speakers, the Toronto hotel venue last week withdrew from hosting the event. According to the iERA's Facebook page, the organisation now plans to use the Canadian...

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26 Aug 2011 Another example of how Multiculturalism Isn’t Working

André Schutten - I guess one of the problems with the idea of multi-culturalism is that for it to work, it has to be a two way street. Certainly, if my culture has to make room for your culture, than your culture should also have to make room for mine. And the idea that we share in many cultures on a language level, or an arts level, or a cuisine level, is actually really cool. I enjoy Italian food and Dragon-boat races and hookah pipes and German Baroque music...

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02 Aug 2011 Is Immigration Our Only Hope?

André Schutten - Canada's birthrate is low, too low, and Steve Lafleur from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy argues in a recent National Post article that the only way to save our economy is through immigration. You can read the article here. Certainly, the demographic trend is scary: by 2020, the proportion of Canadians over the age of 60 will be approximately 30%. But is immigration the only way to fix this?  Mr. Lafleur offers many interesting changes to the current immigration policy, ways in which immigration can become more affordable for Canadians and more effective for our economy. Some of these changes are laudable. But what Mr. Lafleur dismisses in a word as something unrealistic at the end of his article is where our government and our society should turn their eyes to: Canada's fertility rates.
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17 May 2011 Jonathan Kay: Geert Wilders’ problem with Islam

Jonathan Kay, National Post, May 8 2011: As an editor at the National Post, I often rely on three letters to protect my columnists from human-rights tribunals: I-S-M — these being the difference between spelling Islam and Islamism. The former is a religion — like Christianity or Judaism. The latter is an ideology, which seeks to impose an intolerant fundamentalist version of Islam on all Muslims, and spread the faith throughout the world. Declaring Islamism a menace isn’t controversial. Declaring Islam a menace is...

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17 May 2011 Immigrants cost $23B a year: Fraser Institute report

ARPA Note: How should Canada, a nation of immigrants, treat new immigrants? ARPA Canada hopes to hold an event on multiculturalism and immigration for MP's and Senators next spring in Parliament National Post, May 17 2011: Immigrants to Canada cost the federal government as much as $23-billion annually and “impose a huge fiscal burden on Canadian taxpayers,” according to a think-tank report released Tuesday that was immediately criticized as telling only part of the story. The Fraser Institute report (download the PDF here or see it below)...

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10 Mar 2011 Accountability & First Nations: Bill C-575 Moves Forward

By My Canada, March 8 2011: Currently Bill C-575, a private members bill tabled by MP Kelly Block, is being reviewed by the committee before it heads into its third reading and final vote in the House of Commons. It is amazing that this bill has come so far already! If passed, the bill would require all First Nations bands to make public the salaries of chiefs and councillors, many of whom do not tell their band members how much they earn. This lack of transparency has been voiced by many band members on the CTF's (Canadian Taxpayers' Federation) Reserve Transparency website.
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22 Feb 2011 Video: The Failure of Multiculturalism in Europe

This video from CBN News gives a rather alarmist account of Islam in Europe and the failure of secular multiculturalism. Given that Canada has also bought into multiculturalism, what can we expect to see here? ARPA Canada is working on a 2012 event in Parliament in which we hope to feature Dr. C Van Dam speaking about a biblical view of multiculturalism, applied to Canada. ...

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11 Feb 2011 Multiculturalism ‘clearly’ a failure: Sarkozy

Agence France-Presse · Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or former leaders who have condemned it. “My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure,” he said in a television interview when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups.  “Of course we must all respect differences, but we do not want ...

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