Kenney is wrong. Ethnic enclaves are not necessarily an immigrant factor, its a social factor. People live where they can afford, but also where it is convenient. Tamils live in Scarborough for the same reason Jews live in Thornhill or Greeks in Danforth. It's the same as Germans in Saskatchewan or French in New Brunswick! It's not just in Canada. Show me a city in Canada or anywhere else and I can show you what he calls enclaves.
And yes, the conservatives are pushing the card in an effort for a majority. They have done their research and know this is going to get them votes in segments of 'white' communities but also among certain immigrant groups, but they are crossing the line and it will hurt them.
At the end of the day, political parties try to appeal to their voter base and push to the extremes, like to the religious and separatist extremists in ethnic communities. In particular, conservatives appeal to the Christian and social extremists and the NDP will suck up to anyone who will vote for them!
Politicians keep screwing up Canada and blame immigrants for it....!
I think what Kenney and his party are doing now is partisan politics, while i have supported Kenney on many of his policy issues, I think the angle they are taking now is detrimental to Canada - the old British style of divide and rule.
Canada has a failed history of forced assimilation. In 1840 we started our first Native Indian school because Christian European immigrants to Canada wanted aboriginal Canadians to "assimilate" into the "civilized" world and forced native Canadians to convert to Christianity. The last of such school did not close untill 1996.
When he is referring to ethnic silos, does it include the Jews, Italians, Polish, Ukrainian immigrants too or just the visible minorities ?
We need to attack the issues, not communities. I have no higher tolerance than him for extremists amongst us, but to label ALL immigrants as a burden to Canada is a shame and it leads to increased racism and xenophobia, something we don't want in Canada.
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