Working on campus: allowed. Work a shitty job at Walmart for two weeks, and declare the income: deportation. It’s the reality that international students face in Canada.

Those students placing their hopes in the hands of Jason Kenney, are going to need that church for a while.

Here’s a timely Sixth Estate summary of what sort of person Kenney has been while in government (and prior to it). Kenney is into mass-deportations, but maybe he’ll help two women in Regina to make it seem as if he has a heart.

[A] man who spent his formative years crusading as an anti-abortion activist at a religious school in California and who has, in just the recent past, ordered political critics barred from entering the country, staged bogus citizenship ceremonies for the benefit of the news media, and argued that he doesn’t have to allow Canadian citizens — genuine ones, mind — back into the country because as a Cabinet minister he is above the law. This is the man you’re trusting when he says that he’s satisfied that 3100 Canadians acquired their citizenship fraudulently.

What rot. I’ll bet Kenney can’t even name, off the top of his head, all the people who are about to be subject to his revocation orders. Go ahead, Jason. Try. Here’s a hint: if you can’t do it, there are too many. We’re talking about people’s lives here. There is no acceptable margin of error.

Second, and mainly because the immigration law was never intended to be used for purposes of mass deportations, Kenney will not even be following the normal due process that the government has to follow when someone is accused of committing a crime. They don’t have to find the person in question. They don’t have to bring them to court. They don’t have to present any evidence of fraud in front of a judge.

Watermellon Bras
-Three cool guys at a Rider game in 2006.

While we’re on the topic of hate-fueled dirtbags like Kenney, check out the violent bigmouths on Facebook threatening to punch and soak protesters with urine or beer, while calling some of them “fags”. Some commenters on the ‘stadium at any cost’ side are pretty amusing (unintentionally):

Russ Germain:
Remember the Riders are community owned. They dont have an owner that can hand over all that money.

*ding ding ding* We have a winner!

Here are some of the violent ones:

Brad Matlock:
I know I will be throwing beer at these retards have fun tryin to stop A raging mob of rider fans.
You [occupiers] will be the disturbers in this situation and the menaces… Your anarchists and terrorists and breaking the law

Devo Victor:
You dumb fucks really think your gonna accomplish anything besides probs get punched out ? This city finally changing for the good accept it or move 2 fuckn moosejaw you fuckn hippies. Mite actually go to the game just to take a shot at one of you goofs !

Corey Selinger:
Couldn’t have said it much better Devo! Stupid people may get punched

Meanwhile, Nathan S. who says he’s neutral about the stadium construction offered Russ and other commenters to show the numbers that demonstrate how a new stadium makes a positive economic impact that the current stadium cannot. Russ’s answer was above – he unintentionally said it’s up to the taxpayers, and they don’t have all the money required to get the project done, and that the same fans would come regardless if it’s Taylor Field or Lancaster Park (new stadium). Plus, $10M profit Grey Cups every few years will really pay off the ~$300M loans fast enough. Do you think a bank would give you a $300K mortgage if you promised to maybe pay them $10K every 8 years, and $3K every other year?

[Russ] you just like to sit on facebook and call people stupid, and cheer on other people when they threaten people for no reason. You are a bully.

There IS a word for societies where people try to bully their neighbours into praising the government, so that they can go back to “making money.” It’s called fascism.


Maybe, hopefully, some respectful Rider fans will ask Russ to be silent too. If the right one who Russ respects, interjects, maybe he’ll relent & stop making a fool of himself. I promise most Rider fans are not fascist goons who troll Facebook.


2 responses to “Immigration

    • As I’ve said before, if the money can be found, then why not upgrade? Yet the only private investment in the current Council’s plan is 9%, with taxpayers directly or indirectly paying the other 91%. The Taxpayers Federation is even questioning the current plan, and they’ll typically support anything that incumbent social conservative governments favour.

      If private investors contributed 50% to the plan, then at least taxpayers could get away with tax increases that are in line with average cost of living rate increases.

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