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Only in Canada

Only in Canada* It is interesting to know that the federal Government of Canada allows   :

  • A monthly pension of :        $1,890.00 to a simple refugee
  • plus : 580.00 in social aid

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  • A grand total of : $2,470.00 monthly

X 12 months

$28,920.00 annual income

� By comparison, the Old Age Pension of a senior citizen who has contributed to the development of Our Beautiful Big Country during 40 or 50 years, CANNOT receive more than :

  • Amount/month $1,012.00 in Old Age Pension and Guaranteed      Income Supplement

X 12 months

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$12,144.00 annual income

  • A difference of : $16,776.00 per year

This does not include child support of $500.00 per month, English language training (which they will try not to use), Free Health Care & Free schooling for their children.

* Perhaps our senior citizens should ask for the Status of Refugees instead of applying for Old Age Pension.

* Let us send this message to as many Canadians as possible, and maybe the allowance of refugee could then be reduced to $1,012.00, and that of our Canadian pensioners raised to $2,470.00 per month. (who actually deserve it) the money that they have been paying in income taxes for 40 or 50 years,

PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

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Politics Canadian Style

Once again our duly elected government has used under handed practices to assure themselves a majority in an election. I am referring to the F-35 debacle. Now that the ballots have been counted, now that the reins of power are tight in Harper’s firm unrelenting hand, reins that he and his cohorts will hold onto for four years, the true cost of the fighter planes has come to light.

I realize that new planes are required for the men and women who take to the skies every day to defend our freedom and sovereignty and to provide them with anything less than the best in the world is doing them and us a dis-service. I don’t begrudge the staggering cost, but I do take issue with the way our government kept the amount of money we will be paying under their hat until the election was decided in their favour.

As far as I am concerned, the way they selected the fighter plane without due process of competition is another bone of contention. In all fairness they should have decided what our needs as a nation are for the next few decades, went out for tenders, and then chosen the most competitive price, instead of making an arbitrary decision.

I am not surprised at their stealth tactics, but I am disappointed by them. After all, Mr. Harper promised openness and transparency in his dealings with the Canadian people. Once again, a politician has fallen far short of the standards he set for himself and his government.

Where will he go from here? Will he do the right thing, admit he was wrong, and go out into the market place for the fighter planes, or will he tuck in his chin like most leaders do and go full steam ahead. Canadians are watching you Mr. Harper, watching and hoping that you will measure up for once. After all, you work for us, and it is about time you realized this, instead of seeming behaving like being Prime Minister of the greatest country in the world is somehow your divine right.

For the next four years we Canadians have given you stewardship over our fortunes, our lives and our destiny, and I plead with you to be a good steward. Instead of wanting to play with the big boys when it comes to saber rattling, you need, you must return to our traditional role, a role that over the years garnered us a great deal of respect in the world, that of peacekeeper instead of war maker.

I personally believe that instead of looking elsewhere for new fighter jets we should re-establish our own program. After all we once developed the best fighter plane in the world, the Avro Arrow. If it hadn’t been for our government’s dumb decision, we would now be a world leader. Instead of going out and spending billions of hard earned Canadian dollars, we could be earning billions. A plane of our own design, built by us would go a long ways to provide badly needed high paying jobs.

Because a Conservative government put an end to the Arrow, I suppose it is too much to hope for that our present leaders would ever consider doing the right thing. Perhaps we will get lucky in the next election and choose a leader with vision and integrity. Could that be Justin Trudeau? Only time will tell, until then we must pray that Mr. Harper will  put partisan politics aside and guide us through the stormy seas that lie in our future.

 

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Assault on our Canadian Identity

Another school board has decided to deny Canadian children the right and privilege of receiving a free bible because they want to appear politically correct, and not upset new immigrants whose faith differs from our own. The authorities seem to have forgotten that it is because of our Christian heritage, and only because of our Christian heritage that we welcome people of all faiths, all colours, and all cultures to our shores in the first place.

 

All we ever ask in return is that they respect our culture, our way of life and not try to make our country like the one they left.

 

During my working life, I have met many new comers to Canada, and when I’ve asked them what made them travel thousands of miles to a new land, and in some cases face dangers that I can’t even imagine, their answer for the most part has always been, “To provide a better life for my children.” This laudable motivation is something I understand, something most Canadians can understand, because for the most part this is what gets us out of bed in the morning, carries us through the work day, and brings us home at night.

 

But how can you provide your children with a better life when you still cling to ideals that limit their freedom to make their own choices when it comes to clothing, friends, marriage and religion. The answer is, you can’t, and as long as you live the way you always have, your children can never embrace or experience the freedoms that Canada has to offer.

 

Some of you or perhaps all of you who read this will consider me a racist, a bigot, but before you tilt your lance and charge away on your high horse, consider this for a moment, how many, if any non-Christian countries would consider opening their doors, stretching out the welcome mat for people of another faith? How many of them would permit us to practise our faith openly? Personally I believe the answer is, there aren’t any.

 

Canadians are the first to open their purse strings when disaster strikes anywhere in the world. We send our young men to fight and die for the freedom of others, and ask nothing in return. We are the first to defend the right of others to live and worship as they please. We do not deny anyone the right to pray five times a day, but we will deny our children the right to receive a free bible.

 

I feel that it is a privilege and a blessing to be a Canadian, and a large part of what makes us unique in the world is our Christian heritage. If and when we lose this, I wonder will we still welcome immigrants so warmly?

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