Finally someone in the Conservative Government of Canada has spoken up and said why all Tamil refugees are to be treated as criminals and that this government has no intention of welcoming them with open arms or making it easy for them to be processed or accepted as new Canadians. Jason Kenney said in committee that he and his government believe that those of the mass boat arrivals that are not terrorists or criminals are in no danger in their home country and are just jumping the line and do not wish to wait and undergo the lengthy process of coming to Canada using the proper channels.
In his rather lengthy ramble he out right accused these people of deliberately jumping the line. He then suggested that they could have tried to get to another country first and then waited in a refugee camp while they were being checked out and their claims legitimized. Interestingly enough he actually went on record as saying that Canada was being put in danger of losing her Canadian purity, or as he put it was in danger of losing its balance and diversity if you will by allowing this invasion from abroad of these unscheduled and authorized, boat people.
He dismissed out right their claims of immediate danger and said even if they were they should not and his government would not allow these people to think that they could just come here and find safety and quite frankly he and his government would prefer it if they tried to go somewhere else. Jason Kenney, referred to other nationalities and other people in fear of their lives traveling to designated spots all over the world and being put into camps for processing for up to ten years like he was talking about them taking a little trip to a luxury resort,where they would be put up by the hosting government with open arms. Jason Kenney downplayed any of the many difficulties these refugees would have in trying to do what he was suggesting and kept saying over and over what amounted to he was trying to preserve Canadian values and culture. Sounding like a travel agent he was constantly trying to convince the committee that these people would best be served by going some place else.
Cost to Canadians seemed to be one of his primary concerns as well as he thought it in our and their best interest to stay in Asia with their own kind and leave Canada to people and refugees best suited to cause the least negative impact on our social and genetic profile as he and his government see it. He told of how he and his party had to ensure that the people waiting in refugee camps were not losing their spots to these types of refugees. Jason Kenney was not lying; he actually believed that he was saying and doing the right thing for Canada. this does not make him right it just makes him an ignorant person, a bigot and a wolf in the flock of sheep.
I was glad to see that the rest of the opposition parties held firm and did not go along with this obvious attempt at promoting what in my opinion is an attack on one type of refugee; an attempt to punish one type of refugee and single out to make an example of to the rest of the world of refugees that Canada no longer wishes you to come here unless you have the right stuff.