2007-11-24

Immigrant Loyalty Back in Homeland

I'm all for mobility and freedom, but since Canada has a liberal immigration policy and the rest of the world doesn't, Canadians, to put it politely, are getting the short end of the hockey stick.
 
Take L-Girl, for example, she emigrated from the USA because she didn't like the Bush dynasty, so she moved to the nearest foreign country, Canada.
 
Two years (or is it three already?) after immigrating to Canada, she seems more concerned about Americans than Canadians.
 
A quote from her blog:
 
an annoying blogger ragged on me for taking vacations in the US instead of Canada. Note to world: time and money are not unlimited. I plan to travel in Canada as much as I can, and with any luck, I have a long life ahead of me to do so. Meanwhile, people we love live in the US and we don't plan to stop seeing them.
 
So while Canadians put up with American loving immigrants, Canadians are stuck in the frozen north where we celebrate Thanksgiving in October as God intended.
 
So here is my argument, either the world makes it easier for us to leave Canada, or we stop putting up* with so many foreigners.
 
*Please note I'm not advocating tasering foreigners at the airport or stopping them from visiting, I just think we should stop dishing out landed immigrant status like spaghetti at a United Church fundraiser. ;-)

4 comments:

yahoowikipediadogpile said...

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P.S. You might want to actually read the blog of the person with whom you are so obsessed. She did not move to Canada because of the Bush dynasty -- as she has written many, many times.

Facts are fun. Try using them now and again.

facebookmyspacelivejournal said...

"So while Canadians put up with American loving immigrants, Canadians are stuck in the frozen north where we celebrate Thanksgiving in October as God intended."

What does this mean? You can go celebrate Thanksgiving, or not, any damn place you please. What's stopping you?

"I just think we should stop dishing out landed immigrant status like spaghetti at a United Church fundraiser."

1. There is no such thing as landed immigrant status. Hasn't been for years.

2. It's extremely difficult to emigrate to Canada.

3. You would know both of these facts if you bothered to read the blog you appear to be so obsessed with.

Altavistagoogle said...

Thanks for the comments and the clever psodonyms. Made me laugh out loud.

Yahoowiki, I guess that proves I'm not influenced by advertisers eh!

Facebookmy,
1. Difficult is relative. For Canadians, it is much harder to immigrate to the USA or Europe than for Europeans and Americans to Canada!

2. Fine, no more landed immigrants, now called permanent redsidents. Go ahead, explain the difference.

3. Minus the pet segments, I have read most of wmtc.ca . L-girl is a good writer, no doubt about it. Didn't realize there would be a test though!

(posted using my ipod touch)

facebookmyspacelivejournal said...

If you read wmtc, why do you consistently misrepresent it here? You post about that blog a lot, but your posts don't reflect what the blogger writes about. Seems strange.

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