Score Card: Immigrants 1, Canadians 0

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QuantcastBy PaxCanadiana

When discussing mass immigration, proponents will tell you that immigration increases a nation’s economic activity. The implication is that the national standard of living increases with it. Therefore it is absurd to be opposed to mass immigration, because who is against increasing one’s standard of living?

It may be true that mass immigration does bring an increase in a nation’s economic activity, but this does not necessarily translate into an increase in the national standard of living.

To take a simple, but not unrealistic example.

Imagine an immigrant from South Korea who settles in Toronto and opens a neighbourhood corner store. He has already contributed to Canada’s economic activity simply by traveling here because he would have employed the services of others to get here. He will also use the services of others to help him navigate Canada’s immigration laws. He contributes further to Canada’s economic activity by buying basic goods and services.

To earn a living, he opens a corner store. This too, contributes to economic activity. Despite all of this (activity), he has thus far, done nothing to increase the standard of living of Canadians and…. most likely never will. The fact that he is in Canada and opened a small business, has almost no effect on increasing Canadian’s standard of living. The only ones benefiting in this arrangement…. are immigrants, not Canadians!

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Toronto could be the “canary in the mine”. According to a recent survey, Toronto ranked as the “most miserable city” in Canada. I don’t know if I care to give this study much credence because, how do you measure something like happiness? I will say that immigration has not made Toronto a more desirable place to live. Indeed, I say it is ruining [the city].

What good has it brought to those who live there? A diversity of dishes in the guise of ethnic restaurants that are predominantly frequented by the city’s childless cultural elites? Okay, what else? Take your time, I know it’s hard to think of something else. Cultural festivals that most Torontonians don’t go to? Anything else? That’s it? Can’t think of anything else?

[Ummm…more JOB CREATION for TORONTO POLICE to help capture the city’s imported and Most Wanted Criminals (photos), and to waste more million$ in containing imported ethnic gang violence?]

What mass immigration has given Toronto is the worst gridlock in North America, and as a result, adding stress to the daily lives of Torontonians through increased commute times and more polluted air. It has contributed to escalating hydro rates through increased demand, has increased wait times in the city’s (hospital) emergency rooms, and is adding strain to the city’s public services (welfare?). Toronto now has a garbage problem it does not know how to solve.

Immigration has created a scarcity of affordable housing and maintains upward pressure on the prices of single family dwellings thus negatively affecting both the poor and young families alike. Since housing in Toronto has become unaffordable for many, immigration is what is fueling urban sprawl [and] threatening some of the most fertile soil in all of Canada while bringing Toronto’s urban problems to the suburbs and beyond.

The city is being divided up into ethnic ghettos (including white ones) creating social tensions while becoming a place many a Canadian would find alien (and cause many a tourist to stop and make sure that …they are, in fact, in Canada?!).

And, this is saying nothing of the jobs that will be denied to many Canadians in Toronto for the sake of “diversifying the workforce“.

Torontonians, and possibly all of Ontario, can expect higher taxes just to address the problems mass immigration has brought to the city. Talk of toll roads is just the start. So, if Toronto has become the “most miserable city” in Canada, then it should be obvious why. These are things that determine one’s quality of life and standard of living, and immigration has attacked it negatively while contributing to the economic activity of the city. Oh yeah, staged car accidents are on the rise, but I’m sure it’s unrelated.  >continue to Full Article.

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[Editor’s Note: In addition to PaxCanadiana’s example of the immigrant store owner, here’s another one that’s been circling around cyberspace which may help the reader in gaining a better perspective of how our credit system works, for a town, or country, or business.

It is a slow day in the small town of Smallville, and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.

A rich tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk, saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.

As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Farmer’s Co-op.

The guy at the Farmer’s Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her “services” on credit.

The prostitute rushes to the motel and pays off her room bill with the motel owner.

The motel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how governments conduct business today.

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