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“Those arriving have been raised in another religion and represent a radically different culture.

Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims.

This is an important question because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.

Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian?

There is no alternative, and we have no option but to defend our borders.”

Viktor Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister

EU interior ministers have approved a controversial plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent over the next two years.

It will see migrants moved from Italy, Greece and Hungary to other EU countries.

Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against accepting mandatory quotas.

After the vote, Slovakia’s prime minister said he would not accept the new quotas.


Quebec NDP candidate Romeo Saganash calls niqab ‘the oppressor’s clothing’ despite party’s support of it

Quebec NDP candidate Romeo Saganash said he is opposed to women wearing the niqab during citizenship ceremonies.Quebec NDP candidate Romeo Saganash said he is opposed to women wearing the niqab during citizenship ceremonies. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

The NDP and Liberal parties’ position that Muslim women should be allowed to wear the niqab during citizenship ceremonies might not be universally shared by all their party members, if statements made by several Quebec candidates this week are anything to go by.

Both parties have said Muslim women should be allowed to wear what they want during citizenship ceremonies while the Conservatives and the Bloc Québécois would like to see face coverings banned during the ceremonies.

Niqab Citizenship 20150915Zunera Ishaq, left, a Pakistani woman and devout Sunni Muslim, challenged the Conservative’s niqab ban and won. The government, however, said it will appeal the lower court’s decision to the Supreme Court of Canada. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

On Monday, Romeo Saganash, the NDP’s candidate in the northern Quebec riding of Abitibi-James-Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, said he personally believed the niqab to be “the oppressor’s clothing.”

Saganash, who is also a member of the Cree First Nation, said at debate earlier this week that when French settlers arrived in Quebec, they had to adapt some of their customs to the culture of the First Nations living there, and Muslim women should similarly adapt.

“When the first French people arrived, they had to adapt, and even adopted, some of the indigenous people’s customs … That’s what we have to do on this issue,” he said.

At the same debate, his Liberal opponent, Pierre Dufour, also expressed his opposition to the niqab.

Meanwhile, NDP candidate in Joliette Danielle Landreville tweeted on Tuesday that she was against the niqab. She later deleted the tweets, but a cached version of her website still showed them.

Joan Stirling, 99, denied citizenship despite living in Canada since 1933

Citizenship and Immigration doesn’t know or understand its own rules, says critic

By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News Posted: Sep 28, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 28, 2015 4:19 PM ET

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Joan Stirling’s application was rejected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada because she  couldn’t produce a specific piece of identification — her birth certificate from almost a century ago.

Her friend, Diana Watson, has been fighting since 2012 to get Stirling recognized as a Canadian citizen, in part, so the senior could access public health care.

Watson provided Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) with a mountain of proof, more than 20 documents that tracked Stirling’s birth in the U.K., her arrival in Canada, and her long history here.  

Trudeau courting immigrants

Trudeau immigration announcement to court new Canadians


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Justin Trudeau is making his biggest play to date for immigrant voters who have been key to Stephen Harper’s electoral success.

According to Liberal sources, Mr. Trudeau will unveil on Friday a package of policies – highlighted by a vow to make it easier for immigrants to sponsor relatives abroad to join them in Canada – aimed at presenting his party as more “open” to newcomers than the governing Conservatives have been.

The announcement stands to give a higher profile to an ongoing debate that has been playing out largely beneath the radar of the mainstream media – but that could go a long way toward federal election results in pivotal suburban battlegrounds – about what sort of immigration the federal government should prioritize.

Refugees can lose permanent resident status for visiting home after years in Canada

Law means refugees can lose permanent resident status for visiting home after years in Canada

By Jason Proctor, CBC News Posted: Sep 23, 2015 5:00 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 23, 2015 6:58 AM PT

Bahareh Esfand came to Canada from Iran as the wife of a political refugee. Citizenship and Immigration Canada is trying to take away her permanent resident status because of a trip back to Iran to visit her mother.Bahareh Esfand came to Canada from Iran as the wife of a political refugee. Citizenship and Immigration Canada is trying to take away her permanent resident status because of a trip back to Iran to visit her mother. (Jason Proctor)

With them was her husband, a political refugee from Iran. Esfand and their eldest daughter fled the country as his dependents in 2006. She’s not accused of any crime.

Esfand’s mistake, it seems, was to visit her mother back in Iran.

The Coquitlam, B.C., woman is one of dozens of people who claim that after years of building lives in Canada, their future is threatened by a 2012 change to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Act aimed at catching bogus refugees.

“They can’t take apart my family. We came as a family so we should be a family,” Esfand says.

“We’ve built 100 per cent of our lives here.”

Four in 10 Americans want wall on Canadian border

Four in 10 Americans want wall on Canadian border


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Failed Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker may feel some vindication in this number: 41 per cent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one. And yes, the same percentage favours a wall erected along the nation’s southern border.

The latest Bloomberg Politics poll that also shows that immigration, a flashpoint in the 2016 presidential campaign thanks in large point to the incendiary rhetoric of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, is an issue that stirs strong emotions among Americans, some of them contradictory. While four in ten Americans favour border walls, overwhelming majorities also express positive feelings about immigration: 80 per cent agree the U.S. economy has thrived historically because of new arrivals and 70 per cent expressed approval for the efforts of Pope Francis to encourage nations to be more welcoming of immigrants.

It was a point the pontiff made almost immediately upon arriving in the U.S., telling a crowd at the White House: “As a son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families.”

Compassion As A Weapon: Politicizing The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Compassion As A Weapon: Politicizing The Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Brad Salzberg

The current refugee crisis in the Middle East is filled with contention, however few issues are as contentious as which nations are responsible for accepting Syrian refugees into their homelands.
Thus far, the Canadian media have been relentless in promoting the idea that it is incumbent upon Canada, as well as other western nations, to serve as the primary repositories. Each day in our mainstream media we read of how Canadians have a moral obligation to help solve the refugee crisis. In fact, the rhetoric is so extreme it often appears our newspapers are attempting to persuade rather than inform our citizens of these duties. If this were not the case, we would be reading more about which countries are refusing to absorb these people. Ironically, it is the so-called “brethren’ countries which have erected a wall to prevent entry to their nations. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, as well as a number of other co-religionist nations have not accepted a single refugee.
One can speculate on the reasons why many Islamic countries have shut their doors, however equally as intriguing is the question of why our media refrain from reporting this essential component of the equation. Further to this curiosity, let us consider a directly-related question— why does the mainstream Canadian media so consistently support a liberal, politically-correct agenda?

This is no small matter. This question pertains not only to refugee-related issues, but to the broader context of Canada’s immigration and multicultural policies. Are the Canadian media subject to the will of our government? Do they have no choice but to back the political desires of their advertising base—in particular our largest corporations?

TORONTO: Police admit leftists are “willing to go against police”, ask PEGIDA to leave

On September 20 Pegida Canada held a peaceful rally to protest Islamization and erosion of the Canadian values. Another group scheduled a counter-rally at the same time. The latter was to take place at the south end of Queen’s Park (Pegida’s event was in front of Parliament Building). The counter-protesters were a scary bunch of anarchists, communists, Maoists, bolsheviks, union activists, Islamofascists, supporters of Palestinian extremism, and simple unemployable bums, dominated by the notorious group No One Is Illegal (which wants to open the borders of Canada to everybody).Due to the poor job of the police, the lefty loons quickly surrounded the Pegida rally and yelled threats. At certain point they tried to attack physically the participants and clashed with the police. The clash resulted in injuries and the police chose the easiest way out – they removed the peaceful protesters to accommodate the raging violent mob. The most interesting part of the video is the monologue of the police officer in charge. Addressing the people who were attacked, he admits that an angry mob can always shut down an event they disagree with. That is not very encouraging for the future of Canada, a country that once was ruled by law.Considering that the members of the lefty gang are those who support and vote for the NDP, Canada’s socialist party, it becomes clear what expects us if they ever come to power.