Canadian Culture & Integration Society
All that we enjoy in Canada today – our freedoms, institutions, and values – can be attributed to our founding fathers.
French and English settlers came to this great land and built the nation that we now call home. The foundation laid by those men and women has allowed Canada to mature and progress as it has. Without those values and institutions put into place, Canada would be a much different nation.
It follows that if a country dramatically changes the institutions and values that have allowed it to flourish, it shall no longer progress as it has under the original conditions. Any successful country would be foolish to deviate from the fundamental underpinnings of its society.
Since Official Multiculturalism was adopted, Canada has been doing all it can to deny its own cultural and historical identity. The basis of multiculturalism is a subjective assumption that all cultures sit on equal footing.
Since becoming official government policy, politicians have taken the easy way out by espousing the supposed inherent values of diversity and intercultural understanding. They are all too happy to pander to the vocal minorities who come to Canada, asking for taxpayer money to start cultural programs, and calling those who oppose this racist.
Our immigration, refugee, and multiculturalism policies are unsustainable for the future well-being of Canada. This cannot continue to be a taboo subject. This may be the most important issue we deal with in the 21st century.
Nearly half a million immigrants and temporary foreign workers will be allowed into the country next year. Boatloads of illegal migrants arrive on our shores and we spend millions to keep them comfortable. We officially value diversity for diversity’s sake, and create ethnic ghettos through funding cultural programs that are not compatible with Canadian values. This makes integration impossible and fosters the creation of extremist attitudes.
All while our economy remains fragile, our culture continues to be extinguished, and our way of life threatened by those whose cultures and ideas are not compatible with ours.
What we need is change, and we need it now.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada is riddled with contradictions. They say they want to integrate immigrants into Canada while promoting Canadian values, but at the same time they say we should foster intercultural understanding and embrace all cultures as equal. We need strong leadership that will choose to embrace and promote Canadian values, culture and institutions.
If our culture was not one of the best in the world, why, then, would we now be one of the most successful countries on earth? If our culture and society did not stand above most others in the world, why, then would so many people be willing to desert their native land and come to Canada?
It can’t be because of our weather. It’s because they recognize the freedom and opportunity afforded to all Canadians thanks to the sacrifices, work ethic, and families of our founders.
The Canadian Culture and Integration Society recognizes the importance and urgency of our situation. We will work tirelessly to promote Canadian values and solutions to our politicians and make sure we keep Canada on the right track for Canadians.
Curt Storring is the Vice-President of the Canadian Culture and Integration Society
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