[Marxism] Canada’s immigration system undergoing quiet, ugly revolution

Ella Wind ella.cwind at gmail.com
Thu May 22 08:53:25 MDT 2014


"Canada’s once path-breaking immigration policies are being transformed
into a system that mainly serves employers, treating immigrants not as
future citizens or members of Canadian communities and families but merely
as convenient or cheap labour. This is a clear shift from previous policy.

We haven’t seen such naked pragmatism since the Railway Act of 1925 gave
Canada’s two railroad companies virtually full sway over immigration. This
almost century-old triumph of pragmatism enabled Canada to admit people and
let them stay only as long as the country needed their labour. If they did
overstay their welcome, practices like the infamous Chinese Head Tax
prevented them from reuniting with their spouses and children."


Full article here:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/05/12/canadas_immigration_system_undergoing_quiet_ugly_revolution.html



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