Monday, October 12, 2009
Simcoe's eternal rest is disturbed
JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE, FOUNDER OF THE CITY OF YORK (NOW TORONTO), ONTARIO
I don’t have a problem with Canada’s immigration policy as we seem to be attracting immigrants of good quality, but sometimes you have to wonder.
There is a story in today’s Toronto Sun about a British couple with two children who want to immigrate to Canada and applied under the skilled worker category. They were turned down because they only scored 65 points and they needed 67 to make the cut. They are appealing the decision to the Federal Court of Canada.
Apparently, they scored low on the section called “Adaptability”.
I live in a part of the country where women walk around in Burkas. There are whole neighbourhoods that, except for the quality of the housing, look like they were transplanted from Dacca or Delhi, judging by the dress commonly worn by the residents and the nearby houses of worship. Other communities have every street sign and store window written solely in Chinese. Many of these people don’t speak a word of English, or prefer to converse in their native language. Government notices are printed in about 7 different languages.
But the British couple failed on adaptability???
Simcoe must be rolling over in his grave.