Burgers ‘N Fries Forever’s owner says their meat has been halal since ever

‘It’s 2015’: Ottawa burger joint responds to anti-Muslim comments

Burgers ‘N Fries Forever’s owner says responses to halal toppings include: “I’m not going to eat here because you include Muslims.”

An Ottawa burger joint quoted Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to respond to anti-Muslim Facebook commenters who apparently didn’t like the fact that halal beef bacon was an option on the menu.

In a sponsored post on Facebook, Burgers ‘N Fries Forever advertised the burger topping – made from the belly of a cow as opposed to a pig – alongside a photo of three Muslim women wearing a hijab about to take a bite out of a burger.

Stats Canada: In 2011, 20.6% of the total population was foreign born

Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada

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  • In 2011, Canada had a foreign-born populationFootnote1 of about 6,775,800 people. They represented 20.6% of the total population, the highest proportion among the G8 countries.
  • Between 2006 and 2011, around 1,162,900 foreign-born people immigrated to Canada. These recent immigrants made up 17.2% of the foreign-born population and 3.5% of the total population in Canada.
  • Asia (including the Middle East) was Canada’s largest source of immigrants during the past five years, although the share of immigration from Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America increased slightly.
  • The vast majority of the foreign-born population lived in four provinces: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta, and most lived in the nation’s largest urban centres.

Konrad Yakabuski thinks Quebec needs more immigrants

Why Quebec needs more immigrants
Globe and Mail reporter Konrad Yakabuski.KONRAD YAKABUSKI
The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, May 16, 2016 6:00AM EDT
Last updated Friday, May 13, 2016 5:10PM EDT

Something quite predictable happened when Quebec’s Liberal government recently suggested increasing the number of immigrants the province accepts each year to 60,000 from the current 50,000. The blowback was immediate, the critics apoplectic, and the government’s retreat expeditious.

Quebec’s population is aging faster than anywhere in Canada outside the Atlantic provinces. Its work force is shrinking, creating labour shortages in some sectors. The novelty of policies aimed at getting Quebeckers to have more babies – cheap daycare and generous parental leave – has worn off. Quebec’s birth rate fell for the sixth year in a row in 2015. At 1.6 births per woman of child-bearing age, it’s down from a 2009 peak of 1.73, and now matches the national average.

A recent government white paper warned that maintaining immigration at the current 50,000 annual level would lead to a “marked” decline in the working-age population between 2016 and 2031, putting a damper on economic growth and everything that flows from it. Starting at 60,000 immigrants a year, however, the work force would continue to grow well into the future.
A healthy discussion of immigration thresholds would consider these factors while reviewing the longer-term evidence. Since the adoption of the province’s Bill 101 in 1977, requiring the children of immigrants to attend French-language schools, several cohorts of new Quebeckers have embraced la langue de Molière and successfully integrated into francophone society. The proportion of Quebeckers speaking French at home remained a robust 82.5 per cent in 2011, while almost 95 per cent of all Quebeckers could speak French, according to Statistics Canada.

Yet, despite such reassuring evidence, opposition politicians showed the usual reflexes in denouncing the government for merely raising the possibility of an increase in immigration. Granted, immigration is a touchier subject in Quebec than anywhere else in Canada, given francophone Quebeckers’s perception of themselves as a threatened minority within North America. As the debate about the former Parti Québécois government’s Charter of Values demonstrated in 2013, the perceived threat is not merely linguistic, but cultural and religious, as well.


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) temporarily pauses intake of applications

Streams that have been paused temporarily may reopen at any time

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced that it is temporarily pausing the intake of applications for select streams through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), while other OINP streams remain open.

Several streams that have been paused temporarily are expected to reopen at a later date.

In a notice placed on its website, the government of Ontario stated that it has received the sufficient number of OINP applications to meet its federal allocation, and noted that other Canadian provinces have implemented similar measures over recent months.

Trudeau has opened the door to the demise of our national heritage

Terminating An Identity: Liberalism and The Anglo-Canadian Community

writer: Brad Salzberg, May 2016


For as long as nations have existed, so too have wars between nations. Additionally, battles within nations—commonly referred to as civil wars— have resulted in the demise of many countries throughout history.

In the modern era, however, a new category of war has begun to emerge. These battles are not fought with guns or tanks, nor do they employ other traditional elements of warfare.

They do, however, involve a calculated plan of attack. Unlike traditional warfare, these attacks do not target human beings, but rather a nation’s cultural and social foundations. Equally disconcerting is the fact that the perpetrators are often those holding high level political positions within these countries.

Legislated Injustice: Charter Rights And Canada’s “Identifiable” Communities

1988– Canadian Multiculturalism Act-   The Constitution Act, signed by Queen Elizabeth II on April 17, 1982, above, gave Canada the sole power to amend its Constitution. Canadian Prime Minister Pierre E. Trudeau looked on. (World Book 122f)

Legislated Injustice: Charter Rights And Canada’s “Identifiable” Communities

writer: Brad Salzberg, April 2016


The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our nation’s defining civil rights legislation, was formally entrenched within the Canadian constitution in the year of 1982.

Created by former Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the introduction of the Charter would establish individual rights and freedoms as the essence of what it means to be a Canadian. Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, the Charter informed our citizenship that personal freedom and dignity are to be considered Canada’s most cherished values.

On a broader scale, these rights were intended to apply to all “identifiable” communities within our nation.  Yet, despite a thirty-five year government and media campaign to convince Canadians otherwise, true social equality based upon Charter rights is a fallacy.