Multiculturalism

10 Nov 2011 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Nov. 10, 2011, André Schutten - In Canada, we have so many freedoms, so much to be thankful for. Sometimes I wonder though, whether we are taking these freedoms for granted. We have the freedom of speech, but are we speaking about the gospel enough? We have the freedom of religion, but are we worshiping publicly enough? We have the freedom of assembly, but are we gathering together as Christians enough?
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08 Nov 2011 Veganism: The Next Frontier!

National Post, Nov 8 2011: T Sinem Ketenci, 37, who immigrated from Turkey as a young woman and studied at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay before doing a master’s at Ryerson, alleges a senior professor disagreed with her comparison of maltreated animals with marginalized people, said the connection was “very inhuman and racist,” and pressured Ms.
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26 Oct 2011 House of Commons Supports Langley MP Motion to Prevent the Murder of Albino Children in Tanzania

Press Release, October 26 2011: “An unimaginable evil is happening in parts of Africa. Body parts of people with albinism are being hacked off and sold to witch doctors with deadly results. They believe that the body parts of albinos have magical powers, capable of bringing riches,” declares Langley MP Mark Warawa. “In one instance, a Tanzanian trader was caught with the head of an albino baby. He was to be paid for the head by its weight.”  “Under the cover of darkness, a group of vicious hunters in northwestern Tanzania charged into the room of another victim. Bib-i-ana's pale young body was pinned down and one of her little legs was hacked off as her sister screamed in horror.”
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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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