Do Canadians share Trudeau’s vision for Canada?

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dismisses the idea of defining a country based on national identity

Justin Trudeau And The Dismantling Of Canadian Identity

writer: Brad Salzberg, April 2016

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is a man with a vision for his country. What remains unknown, however, is whether or not Canadians share this vision.

Thus far in his tenure, Trudeau has been far more explicit about what he does not want for Canada than he has been regarding the kind of nation he envisions for our future.

One thing he does not want, as publicly stated shortly after taking office, is a Canada based upon “national identity.” This bold assertion, in effect, tells us Trudeau does not believe in a Canada defined by a national heritage developed over 148 years of history. From Canada’s early pioneer settlers, to our cultural roots as an English and French Canadian society, through to the struggle for an identity independent of American cultural domination— Justin Trudeau has deemed these symbols of our nationhood to be irrelevant. 

Brad Salzberg: Liberal-Socialism And The Erosion Of Christian Canada

Liberal-Socialism And The Erosion Of Christian Canada

writer: Brad Salzberg, March 2016

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In the world of politics, as with many situations in life, making promises often leads to unexpected results. Nowhere is this more apparent than when considering the post-election behaviour of Canada’s ruling Liberal government.

The examples are many— a pronouncement of a 10 billion dollar federal deficit, which turned out to be triple that amount.  An increase in the Syrian refugee quota from the original 25,000 to 55,000—a quantity the majority of Canadians oppose— are two of the most prominent.

In fairness, broken promises are not exclusive to our Liberal government. What is exclusive to the Liberals, however, is the extent to which they disregard public opinion. Of course, there is a good reason for this. The Canadian public—at least those of us born and raised in Canada— are all but meaningless to our ruling Liberal government.

B.C.: In 50% Chinese Richmond, cultural tensions can’t be ignored anymore

Chinese-only bus shelter ads in Richmond being phased out

‘Visually it should be equally English and Chinese … if not predominantly English’

CBC News Posted: Feb 11, 2016 2:02 PM PT Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 2:02 PM PT

This Chinese language sign for Crest on bus shelters in Richmond was the subject of complaints.

This Chinese language sign for Crest on bus shelters in Richmond was the subject of complaints. (CBC)

Chinese-only bus shelter advertising in Richmond is about to be phased out thanks to tweaks the city has made to a contract with a yet-to-be named advertising vendor.

Richmond spokesman Ted Townsend told CBC News that a just-signed contract stipulates that bus shelter signs be predominantly English.

“We’ve had the ongoing issue in Richmond about signs on businesses being in Chinese only or predominantly in Chinese, and there’s great concerns and complaints in the community.” said Townsend.

Richmond Health Food store

Richmond has been trying to educate businesses about the council’s preference for 50 per cent English on signs.

“We’ve always made it clear that it’s our desire that signs should be at least 50 per cent English. In this case because the signs and bus shelters are on city land we can take a proactive approach and actually put in the requirement,” he said.

According to Townsend the English requirement was added to Richmond’s bus shelter advertising request-for-proposal after a contract with Pattison Outdoor Advertising expired last year.

Richmond has been grappling an the on-going issue of Chinese-only signs, exposing the cultural tension in a city where almost half the population identifies as ethnically Chinese.


‘Not all diversity produces harmony’

Tensions linger for Hong Kong immigrants 2 decades after mass immigration

Debates over housing and signage continue to dog diversity harmony

By Elaine Chau, CBC News Posted: Jan 01, 2016 10:00 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 01, 2016 3:54 PM PT

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I can’t remember exactly when my parents told me we were immigrating from Hong Kong to Canada in 1992. All I remember, as a six-year-old, was my mom selling me on the idea by telling me about the swing set I would have at our new house. I didn’t appreciate what my parents were giving up; their jobs, family and friends, and the sense of security that came with all of that.

Only later did I understand why they, and thousands of others, did it — because they were scared of the unknowns around the handover of their home country in 1997, from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China.

In the late 1980s and early 90s, the special administrative region of Hong Kong was the largest source of overseas immigrants to B.C. At the peak in 1994, 48,000 people moved to Canada, with 16,000 choosing to settle in B.C.

Hijacking Our History: Henry S. Yu And The Attack On Anglo-Canadian Identity

Hijacking Our History: Henry S. Yu And The Attack On Anglo-Canadian Identity

by Brad Salzberg, Dec 2015

Dr. Yu, professor of history at University of British Columbia, believes Kitsilano is “too white.”

Kitsilano, a middle class neighbourhood in Vancouver B.C., Canada, has a problem. Not a problem for its community leaders or residents, but rather for a local university professor by the name of Henry S. Yu.

RICHMOND, B.C.: Condo-owners insist all meetings be conducted only in Mandarin

Mandarin-only condo meetings provoke human rights complaint in Richmond

Capture_2-richmondbcdemogrA group of Richmond condo owners has filed a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal after allegedly being discriminated against by a new Chinese-speaking strata council.

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A group of English-speaking condo owners in Richmond say they’ve been squeezed out by other owners who insist all meetings be conducted only in Mandarin.

The dispute is being taken to the B.C. Human Rights Council, with the English owners saying they’re victims of race-based voting manipulation.


Here’s an excerpt from a Richmond News story by Graeme Wood:

A group of Richmond homeowners has filed a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal after allegedly being discriminated against by a new Chinese-speaking strata council.

Andreas Kargut, who filed the claim on behalf of several other Wellington Court strata members, told the Richmond News a group of Mandarin-speaking homeowners purposefully voted to expel non-Mandarin speaking members from council.

Since then, the new council has moved to conduct all official business, including council meetings, in Mandarin.

“Anyone they deemed who was non-Mandarin speaking, they ousted,” said Kargut.