Before I will clarify the title of this posting, we have to present few details related to idea of immigration in Canada which has to aspects: one normal born out of economic and social necessity and the second one , quite distorted by this falsity called “liberalism” or “progressivism” or ‘globalism’” infested with internationalism left over from Marxism under various perverted forms.
Anyone can comprehend the definition of immigration as the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.
The British Act of 1828 is now recognized as the foundation of British colonial emigration legislation because Canada was a colony.
Canadian citizenship was originally created under the Immigration Act of 1910, to designate those British subjects who were domiciled in Canada. All other British subjects required permission to land. A separate status of “Canadian national” was created under the Canadian Nationals Act, 1921, which was defined as being a Canadian citizen as defined above, their wives, and any children (fathered by such citizens) who had not yet landed in Canada. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931, the monarchy thus ceased to be an exclusively British institution. Because of this, Canadians — and others living in countries that became known as Commonwealth realms — were known as subjects of the Crown. However, in legal documents, the term “British subject” continued to be used.
Canada was the second nation in the then British Commonwealth to establish its own nationality law in 1946, with the enactment of the Canadian Citizenship Act in 1946. To acquire Canadian citizenship on 1 January 1947, one generally had to be a British subject on that date, an Indian or Eskimo, or had to have been admitted to Canada as landed immigrants before that date.
Due to economic necessities, in 1925, the Canadian government formalized an agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway allowing the companies to control the recruitment and settlement of European agriculturalists in an effort to fulfill Canada’s growing labour needs. Railway companies were permitted to recruit immigrants from countries that had previously been designated non-preferred nations, leading to an influx of immigrants from Central Europe. The agreement was cancelled in 1930, precipitated by a change in government and massive unemployment.
After the WWI some immigrants came from the category of “displaced persons” as a result of the war and Canada was very compassionate in this field. However they are some facts, during the liberal governments which now are looked from a different angle.
One took place in 1914 when , during the tenure of Robert Borden, the ship Komagata Maru with some more than 370 rich businessmen from Punjab was sent back to India because they tried to land in Canada without respecting the proper immigration legal formalities. To make a good photo- op for electoral propaganda, recently took place a mea culpa from the new Liberal government trying to emphasize the racist aspect which was not real.
Another chapter is related to the former PM McKenzie King. He hoped an outbreak of war in the 1930s could be averted and he therefore supported the policies of the British. He met with Hitler who, he remarked in his journal, came across as “a reasonable and caring man … who might be thought of as one of the saviors of the world.”
In June 1939 King refused to allow the 900 Jewish , aboard the passenger ship M.S. St. Louis , to be refugees in Canada (as did Cuba, the United States, and Britain). When asked how many Jews would be allowed to immigrate, one of King’s civil servants, Frederick Charles Blair, famously quipped that “none is too many”. King is quoted to said he wanted to “keep this part of the continent free from unrest and from too great an inter-mixture of foreign strains of blood…
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, King’s government oversaw the Japanese-Canadian internment on Canada’s west coast, which gave 22,000 BC residents 24 hours to pack. This was done even though the RCMP and Canadian military had told the Government that most Japanese citizens were law-abiding and not a threat. Major General Ken Stuart even wrote to Ottawa to say “I cannot see that the Japanese Canadians constitute the slightest menace to national security.” The federal government confiscated and sold the property and belongings of the incarcerated Japanese at public auction. After the war, King offered Japanese living in Canadians the option of “repatriation” to a Japan, even though many had never been there and did not speak the language; they were not allowed back to coastal areas until his government fell several years later.
But to be balanced we have to give to William Lyon Mackenzie King what is proper regarding his position on Immigration. In 1947 before the House of Commons he clearly stated: “The policy of the government is to foster the growth of the population of Canada by the encouragement of immigration. The government will seek by legislation, regulation and vigorous administration, to ensure the careful selection and permanent settlement of such numbers of immigrants as can be advantageously absorbed in our national economy […] The people of Canada do not wish as a result of mass immigration to make a fundamental alteration in the character of our population. Large scale immigration from the Orient would change the fundamental composition of the Canadian population.”
We have to understand that King recognized the Judeo Christian roots of our culture and civilization and it is not in any shape or form a manifestation of racism, but it is a statement of facts. It would be very beneficial to Canada if the new leaders would learn something from previous liberals.
The Canadian human policy regarding immigration was proved once more in 1956 when Soviets invaded Hungary and crushed people’s uprising against communism. We have to mention that Hungarian refugees were accepted then in two countries only : Canada and Venezuela.
Later, after these events mentioned above, the immigration was politicized and some leaders took advantage of this. During Pierre Elliott’ tenure as PM , in 1976 was issued The Immigration Act which represented a significant shift in Canadian immigration legislation.. The same leader reduced the waiting period to apply for citizenship to 3 years which was very convenient for his party , because at the next election have been 3 times more members of electorate ready to vote for a government who made them, faster, Canadian citizens.
In the area of immigration was also a tendency to appease the soviets, like in the case of Gouzenko who was on the verge to be sent back to URSS because the same King did not want to upset Stalin. It is also true that real refugees from soviet block were very strictly vetted , sometimes not very correctly, while members of terrorist organization, like Tamil Tigers, have been accepted with open arms when they illegally landed in Canada. (Please see MV Sun Sea , a cargo ship that brought 492 Sri Lankan Tamils into British Columbia, Canada in August 2010, mostly accepted , although thy did not respected the line up to immigrate.)
Should we help people in need? Of couse we should, but still it has to be within the limits of the Law and to continue to verify if the new comers are apt to assimilate into or culture. I also think that because of today’s danger of terrorism our officials must be extremely vigilant when the vetting is done and not to accept thousands just to look good in front of TV cameras., because the new comers have to accept our culture and not to bring their with intention to impose it on us, at the later date.
How can we know if one, lets say, is adept of Sharia law? Very simple: Just looking to his wife: if she wears a burka, for sure he is waiting for Sharia in Canada. It is just a simple example.
Today’s leaders ought to correctly understand the history of the previous immigration as to consolidate our nation and not to dissipate its civilization’s roots. Cicero said it perfectly: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child” (Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.) Unfortunately the Latin culture and language is not anymore studied in our education system.
Today’s politicians, in order to attract as many votes as possible from a new wave of migrants, against the will of majority, falsify our tradition and our traditional history. This is a danger about which Golda Meir said very wisely : “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
To conclude I have to underline the danger presented by our public figures , with a great influence towards the new generations superficially educated and by the new “cast” named “politicians” which elevated the willful ignorance to the rank of the virtue.
These new casts and new strange professions are repeating ad nauseam the basic mistake of that poor cobbler , expressing opinions about subjects which are not of their competency and calling. (please see the posting #12)
The final result will be a disaster.