In a little covered speech to the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem last November 8, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan pledged to further open the floodgates and permit immigration to rise to 1 per cent of Canada’s population or 300,000 plus per year. She revealed that this massive expansion of the foreign influx is bedrock government policy and her long range goal.
“The Minister is sanctioning an invasion of Canada, the wholesale replacement of our current population,” charges Paul Fromm, Director of the Canada First Immigration Reform Committee (CFIRC). “That’s more than a million and a half newcomers every five years,”” he adds.
“With twice the unemployment rate of the U.S., where will they work?” he demands. “If past patterns hold, most will flock to Toronto or Vancouver and the impossible overcrowding, soaring housing prices for native-born Canadians, and hopeless traffic snarls will get even worse,” he predicts.
In her speech accepting the award of Yad Vashem Woman of the Year, Caplan said: “I was pleased and honoured when our Prime Minister called to ask me to be Minister of Citizenship and Immigration a few months back. One of the reasons I was pleased — and the Prime Minister knows this — is that when it comes to immigration policy I am not a Mackenzie King Liberal. I am a Laurier Liberal. Unlike King for whom none was too many, Laurier opened doors. As did Pierre Trudeau and as Jean Chretien. Our government is committed to meeting our long term goal of immigration levels at 1% of our population. We understand the important economic and cultural contribution of immigrants in Canada. I am in a government that is lead by a man whose values match my own — a man honoured by Yad Vashem in 1995.”
“On the contrary, Mackenzie King was a prime minister who respected the wishes of Canadians,” says Fromm. “In his May 1, 1947 Statement on Canada’s Long-term Immigration Programme, King said: ‘An alien has no fundamental right to enter Canada. This is a privilege. … The people of Canada do not wish to make a fundamental alteration in the character of their population through mass immigration.'”
“Mackenzie King was a wise man. He read the Canadian Majority correctly then. His views are just as relevant today,” Fromm adds. “It is Caplan, Chretien and Trudeau who are the nation-wrecking radicals,” he charges.
In her remarks, Caplan praised Chretien’s immigration stand. “Prime Minister Jean Chretien used immigration to highlight his vision of Canada during the Throne Speech debate. Let me briefly quote him: ‘A country, Canada, is the place to be in the 21st century, the place where people will want to come and stay, to learn, to pursue opportunities, to raise children, to enjoy natural beauty, to open new frontiers, to set the standard for the world of a high quality of life, a Canada that is a leader and example to the world.'”
“This is rank nonsense,” says Fromm. “Within a decade, Canada’s living standard is destined to slump to half that of our neighbour to the South. We are driving out our best, with high taxation, high unemployment, over-crowding and costly, disruptive, non-traditional immigration.”
Canada was founded by Europeans FOR Europeans. If the U.N. and the Liberals have their way Canada will more resemble this:
“Caplan and Chretien are team-mates on a wrecking crew determined to alter Canada beyond recognition. Theirs is a thinly disguised programme for the destruction and replacement of a people, of founding European settlers and builders of this once-great Dominion, ” he concludes.