We can’t possibly expect our Senators to read a 1200 page bill before voting on it. Can we?
Well, thank God … Ted Cruz read it. Not only did Cruz read it, but he schooled anyone who would listen from the (United States) Senate floor on Tuesday.
Cruz found a loophole that actually penalizes an employer $5000 for hiring a (United States) citizen over a legalized alien. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Senator Cruz was quoted as saying:
“I filed an amendment that would have corrected one of the most egregious aspects of the gang of eight bill as it intersects with Obamacare legislation, namely a penalty imposed on U.S. employers for hiring U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. This bill says, if an employer hires a (U.S.) citizen or a legal immigrant, the IRS can impose a $5,000 penalty on that employer. BUT, if the (same) employer, instead hires someone with RPI (Registered Provisional Immigrant) status (or ILLEGAL ALIEN), that penalty will go away. That is utterly and completely indefensible.”
It’s those FOREIGN old people who fill up my Canadian city.They’re the ones who make me sick.
OK … maybe they don’t actually “make” me sick … but they certainly make it difficult to “get better”.
Getting better health-wise is more difficult when you have to wait in a hospital emergency waiting room BEHIND seventeen turbaned, or hijabed 70 year olds who arrived in Canada — YESTERDAY — under our ludicrous ‘family reunification’ program. (Not many old people arrive here from Scotland, France or Ireland to clog up our already over taxed health care system. I don’t see too many of them.)
Old foreigners make me sick because they make me, and my elderly Canadian relatives wait AFTER them. We wait for doctor’s appointments, we wait for nursing home beds, we wait for chronic care, we wait for long term care, we wait for medical testing, we wait for essential surgery, we wait in emergency rooms, we wait and wait and wait BEHIND these queue-jumping old FOREIGNERS!
TORONTOHospital – Foreigners waiting for their “free” socialized medical care.
Story > HERE
Sometimes we wait so long that we die. And then we go to heaven. Where else would such generous, selfless compassionate people go? I hear that God has a special surprise for old Canadians who die waiting for medical treatment. They are reincarnated as the old parents of Federal Cabinet Ministers, and, they never have to wait for medical treatment again.
God also has a surprise in store for the people who immigrate toCanada, and then bring their old parents over to suck the life out of OUR health care system. I hear that God brings them back after death reincarnated as obese, blind, crippled old Liberals with renal failure and chronic pain who can’t find a family physician or a specialist.
Now that’s poetic justice. God’s humble way of giving the real, unhyphenated Canadians, who lived here all their lives — and who die waiting in line behind old foreigners — a bit of restitution and justice.
Every day … millions of Canadians, especially old Canadians – the ones who lived and paid taxes in Canada all their lives – are faced with long waiting lists for vital, essential medical services. And everyday, dozens, if not hundreds of old foreigners shuffle out of planes and ships onto Canadian soil for the very first time, and take a taxi to their children’s homes or apartments where they don’t workorpay taxes,nor contribute to Canada. They just wait patiently until that inevitable day when something goes wrong with their health. Then they simply call 9-1-1 and take that FREE ride in that FREE ambulance to the big shiny FREE hospital full of all the FREE equipment that will extend their lives, so they can use all the marvelous FREE stuff again and again.
Except its not free. It was bought with money, and it was bought with flesh and blood. Money from taxes paid over a lifetime by that sick old Canadian standing over there waiting patiently (like all good Canadians do) while the old foreigner receives their medical treatment first.
It was the flesh & blood of pioneers/settlerswho arrived here years ago BEFORE everything was “free“, and who sacrificed to build a nation for their children. Now, their children (and children’s children) suffer and die while waiting in line behindrecently-arrivedold foreigners who have sacrificed nothing, and to whom we owe nothing.
Maybe the government hasn’t heard, but there is a demographic crises happening in all Western civilized nations. Canadais no exception. The population is aging. The ratio of young people to old – workers to retirees has never been larger in the history of our nation. It is thought that in 20 – 30 years there won’t be enough young people in Canada to support the huge number of old people.
They allow old foreigners to flood into Canada, to the tune of 40,000 Foreign Oldsters a year (almost all from NON-white, 3rd world countries), because it is in their political interest.
Ethnic communities will vote for the politicianthat acts in their best interest. And they want mommy and daddy here with them — damn the cost to the rest of us. They might sympathise with sick Canadians, but they won’t pull mommy out of line so a Canadian can see the doctor first. They take care of their own first. Is it wrong for the rest of us to do the same?
The truth is that we don’t NEED any more old people. We are growing more than enough of our own. And yet, the parasitical travesty that is our “family reunification program”, continues unabated. In my view, no one over the age of 40 should be allowed to immigrate to Canada. We have too many old people to support already.
I have heard the plaintive arguments in favor of allowing immigrants to bring their old parents here to Canada as permanent residents. One argument is that many immigrants would simply go to some other country that allows family reunification.
SO WHAT … I say! If they want to put their own interests above those of their Canadianbenefactors, …to HELL with them.
And legal immigrants who come to Canadacan visit their parents in their OWN homeland, or bring them over for short visits. Our health care system will be less labored because of it.
Also … there are those immigrants who’re occasionally trotted out onto TV programs, moaning piteously with their sob stories that they “need” theirold mother and father “to mind their six kids because they can’t afford child care“. Oh, “cry me a river“.
Hey Akmed, try having one or two children like us normal Canadians, and you wouldn’t need to foist YOURsick, old parents onto OUR health care system just to save yourself a few bucks in baby-sitting fees.
Yeah, just 8 %.
Respect for other races and cultures does NOT mean that Western Whites should commit suicide.
Old foreigners make me sick.
Most of them have contributed NOTHING to ournation and have never worked a day in Canada for their entire lives. Now, after spending all their lives contributing to their own precious, foreign homelands, they drag themselves over to CANADA, the land of FREE (forthem) healthcare. They expect tolerant, elderly Canadians to smile as they’re pushed aside, so they can line up in FRONT for homecare, doctorsappointments, nursinghomebeds, surgeries and other vital social (welfare) services.
As I grow older, I become more angry about this abuse of Canadian goodwill. Someday, I’ll be an old Canadian sitting in the ER (emergency room) surrounded by sick, old foreigners muttering quietly in their foreign language while they wait in line AHEAD of me for medical treatment. Well, they just better hope that I don’t have a terminal disease, because with nothing to lose, I might decide to take a few of them with me.
Kind reader, it’s time to start giving our OWN old people … priorityover foreigners. No one should work and pay taxes their entire lives in their OWN country … only to find themselves waiting BEHIND a bunch of old FOREIGNERS when requiring vital medical treatment. It’s just not right. >Source
U.S. and Canada experience the same 3rd-World immigrant problems.
Our intention is to alert Canadians of the amount and type of fraud perpetuated by many asylum-seekers in Canada. This particular family did succeed in defrauding our country, but the head of the household felt ashamed for taking benefits intended for genuine refugees and eventually left Canada.
The word “refugee” is often used to elicit waves of sympathy. Most Canadians do not object to giving refugee status to genuine applicants, but those numbers cannot be limitless.
Over 800,000 “refugees” have been processed here since 1989, and a significant number these claimants are fraudulent in nature. These occurrences should have alerted Ottawa to implement regulations which reflected a national wariness of self-proclaimed asylum applicants.
Instead, Ottawa (Capital City) has bowed to the pressure of Canada’s immigration lobby. This has caused costs and the length of processing time to increase substantially. Most Canadians do not want their generosity abused. They also want to limit the cost of caring for fake applicants while due process of their claims occurs. >continue reading
Canadian Taxpayers Should NOT Be Paying for the Care of Immigrants’ (foreign) Parents!
The generous benefits — to be derived from joining their own IMMIGRANT children in Canada — are quite obvious to foreign parents/grandparents who are eligible for sponsorship. This has created a steadily increasing demand for admissions. Despite admitting over 450,000 foreign parents and grandparents into Canada since 1990, the sponsorship backlog has continued growing to reach well over 165,000 elderly parents in late 2011.
The Canadian Government subsequently announced policy measures to stem the backlog. These included most notably: an increase in the number of sponsored parents and grandparents to be admitted next year, from nearly 15,500 in 2010 to 25,000 in 2012; a temporary “pause” on the acceptance of new sponsorship applications for parents/grandparents for up to 24 months; and the introduction of a new “super visa” valid for ten years allowing parents/grandparents to “visit” Canada. The Government also promised to consult with Canadians on the parent/grandparent program on how to redesign the program to make it “sustainable in the future” and to “avoid future large backlogs and be sensitive to fiscal constraints.”
While this all sounds very responsible and sensible, on closer examination, it becomes evident that the Government has not really done anything concrete to permanently curtail the demands for increasing numbers of [foreign] parents/grandparents allowed into Canada, and to limit their growing claim to (our) public purse.
[ELN Editor’s Note: Whose country is this? If real Canadians don’t take ownership of the nation their European ancestors designed, built and successfully managed, they will lose it. Our country, named CANADA, did not exist prior to 1867. Scattered Indian tribes across these lands were busy warring with each other and had no nation-development skills. The few thousand imported Chinese railroad workers were just cheap manual labour-components. A few hundred low-IQ Black slaves escaping from the U.S. and settling around Halifax, Nova Scotia and Chatham, Ontario definitely had no development skills to build, much less manage a 1st world economy. Note today’s regressive 85% “Black” Detroit … or Zimbabwe and South Africa! It took White European ingenuity to build those modern infrastructures over a period of a century or two, yet in only 2 or 3 decades of woefully inadequate Black management they’ve deteriorated to become “no-go” areas.
Canada foolishly began opening the floodgates to mass NON-white immigrants only 30 to 40 years ago. Today, we have dismantled a once-stable, homogeneous nation of people to accommodate incongruent foreigners much UNLIKE our European heritage.
Until 20 years ago, most Canadians had no clue of what a “muslim” was. Sharia laws, “honour” killings, infidel be-headings, etc. were completely unknown to us. Today, we are quickly being enlightened of those facts on our own home turf.
The players in the following video are important to this post … not the news story itself. The politically-incorrect question should be asked “Just why are these illiterate, unemployable African Somali ‘refugees’ residing in OUR Canada, AND why are we feeding them, paying their rent, providing them free hospitalization along with a generous monthly WELFARE or Old Age pension cheque” ??
Africa should never have been a concern to Canadians. If that dark continent has not progressed in thousands of years on their own initiative, in addition to wasting hundreds of BILLION$ of spent Western aid money in trying to uplift these peoples, why is our young nation born in 1867 (and other Euro-White nations) suddenly obligated to take these people into our homes now?]
To the contrary, it has actually increased the number to be admitted this year by 9,500. The short “pause,” supposedly lasting for two years, will accomplish almost nothing in reducing the demand for admissions. It will merely postpone the problem, and when this “pause” is lifted, the backlog will explode.
While the objective of family reunification is specified in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Sec. 3.1.d),… it is a relic of the past.
In the old days before telecommunications and jet travel, (European) immigrants kissed their families goodbye and most likely never saw, nor spoke to them ever again. […]
[Today], immigrants can talk to their families back home on cell phones daily, or even view their images on Skype. And they can visit back and forth every year or two thanks to cheap airfares. That’s why native-born Canadians move all over Canada, and even around the world to live and work, and they don’t expect to bring their own (Canadian) parents/grandparents along at TAXPAYERS’ expense. If Canadians are expected to manage their own personal affairs in this manner, WHY the difference for immigrants??
The 2006 Census estimates the cost to Canadian taxpayers at $1,300,000,000(billion) per year in increasedOld Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement (OAS/GIS), plus other transfers for sponsored foreign parents/grandparents. The program has raised estimated annual health care spending by $4,600,000,000 (billion).
The annual fiscal costs of the (foreign) parent/grandparent program to all levels of government in Canada could thus easily exceed $6 billion per year. By allowing the backlog of 165,000 elderly foreigners into our country, plus the expected increase of another 335,000, would double the fiscal costs from the $6 billion estimated to a staggering $12,000,000,000!!
Many Canadians have trouble understanding the meaning of multi-billion dollar costestimates like these. […] For example, an immigrant family that [imports] one parent or grandparent might benefit from (our) subsidized health care worth $9,600per year during the senior years of the sponsored (foreign) parent.
The (aging foreign) parent may also reap a Government income support worth about $7,644. Together this adds up to a total health & welfare benefit of $17,244 per year, that would explode to $344,880 over a 20-year life time as a senior individual.
(Editor’s NOTE: Remember… unlike you or I, who may have worked for 30 or 40 years in the labour field before the luxury of retirement was granted to us within our OWN country, these costly incoming foreigners [mostly from impoverished 3rd-world countries where living expenses are often $2 per day] have NOT contributed anything to our economy, NOR earned one penny of those Canadian welfare benefits to justify their presence in Canada.
It was former member of parliament, Ruby Dhalla who advocated for a drastic reduction in residency requirements to be eligible for OUR Old Age Security benefits. Immigrant sponsors should be the sole supporters for their own parents/grandparents during their stay in Canada. Why are Canadians suddenly burdened with their support-costs upon arrival if we didn’t initially invite them into our home?
Imagine your response if I sent my uninvited elderly parents to your house across the street and demanded that you support them at your expense. Well, that is what is happening here, but on a much grander scale. We didn’t invite these hundreds of thousands of foreign elderly people into our country for obvious financial and medical reasons, yet Canadians still become their instant benefactors upon arrival.
With that generous “pull factor” in play, of course, you’ll have millions of elderly parents from around the world clamouring to land on Canadian soil to reap unearned benefits at our expense. The next time you’re waiting in line for your “free” hospital visit, check out the foreign “grandmother” standing in front of you, who just arrived in Canada… yesterday! Read: Immigrant Supports Canadian Values)
…con’t from above… Calculating for (4) elderly parents of both immigrant husband & wife, the total fiscal benefit would equal $1,379,520(million) over the assumed 20-year, post-age-65 lifetime of their four (4) sponsored parents.
The subsidy provided to attract immigrants to Canada is very large, both in absolute terms and relative to family incomes. And don’t expect the (younger) immigrants themselves to reimburse this massive debt. They’re NOTearning enough to pay for their own share of government benefits.
The fiscal benefit offered to their (foreign) parents/grandparents is a huge enticement. So, it’s not surprising why so many immigrants are applying to sponsor their parents/grandparents into Canada.
And how can this be fair to Canadians who are NOT eligible for the same comparable benefits, but instead are left with the expensive monetary tab for the foreigners? Immigration policy should be run to benefit Canadians — not to exacerbate the fiscal costs of our own ageing society. >Source
[Note: Ms. Taub identifies four immigration-related ways to improve Canada’s Health Care system: parts 1,3 and 4 deal directly with immigration; part 2 deals with “doctor shopping” and presumably involves both long-term Canadians as well as legal or illegal immigrants.]
Waiting times, shortage of doctors—–health care is a pressing concern to all Canadians. There are countless articles on how to reform health care: inject more money, repeal the Canada Health Act, privatize, combine private public etc. The suggestions and criticism are endless…………………………………………………………….
But the obvious, most fundamental problems, which would be simple to address and not require changes in the law or a huge injection of tax dollars to implement, are overlooked.
[Part 1] Has any politician ever thought to investigate whether everyone on the waiting lists, emergency departments, doctors’ offices is really eligible for health care??
Having a health card means little because there are hundreds of thousands of fraudulent [health] cards; the government of Ontario distributed 500,000 (!) too many under the Conservatives. In Ontario, the majority of health cards have no pictures, such as mine until several weeks ago. Thousands have obtained health cards fraudulently in Ontario and I am sure across Canada.
Americans living near the border can rent or buy health cards. Some permanent residents and citizens rent or lend their cards to friends or family who visit them from abroad. I am an immigration lawyer, and some of my clients have confirmed that this practice is rampant. (Editor’s Note: Former B.C. MLA David Schreck has recently pointed out B.C. irregularities similar to those in Ontario.)
It is not a monumental task to enforce the existing legislation to avoid fraud. Ensure that ONLY Canadian citizens, permanent residents and legitimate foreign workers have access to our health care system.
In addition to presenting a health card, each user should provide proof of being a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. This is not onerous because since December 31, 2004 all permanent residents are required to have PR cards. A passport, citizenship card or birth certificate (with photo I.D.) easily confirms citizenship. No new laws would be required for this confirmation, merely enforcing existing laws that limit health care to citizens and permanent residents. Refugee claimants are well documented and do not have health cards. Their health care costs are covered directly by the federal government, so they are not part of this problem. Rather than investigating individual cases that may come to the attention of authorities after the fact, it would be far more efficient and cost effective to prevent such fraud in the first place.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Pouring millions of dollars into the existing health care system without addressing this massive costly abuse is like installing a high efficiency furnace in one’s home but leaving the windows wide open in winter.
[Part 2] There is a second area of abuse that is widespread and acknowledged: the overuse of the medical system by users who engage in doctor shopping. In order to get narcotics such as codeine, abusers will visit several different doctors to get multiple prescriptions for their personal addiction or for trafficking. [Also] patients who visit several different doctors for an ailment may end up with several different prescriptions, which, in combination may be deleterious to their health or even fatal. Then of course there are those who go from doctor to doctor until they get a diagnosis and treatment that they want, even though it is not necessary.
Digitizing medical records of each patient would make the system more efficient by permitting a doctor’s immediate access, with a password, to a patient’s medical history. This would curb abuse, multiple prescriptions and errors in over prescribing medication to patients, essentially abolishing doctor shopping. It would also improve waiting times and facilitate diagnosis and treatment or simply help narrow down or eliminate a diagnosis on the exhaustive list of differentials. Imagine having a patient’s previous CT or MRI on-hand when a potential stroke patient comes into the ER. Or imagine an unconscious patient being brought to ER and discovering immediately that they have diabetes and a history of hypoglycaemic episodes. It will also help bridge the gap in communication between health care facilities. Hospitals and clinics are over-crowded with patients’ paper records containing their health care information, which could be scattered anywhere from Ottawa to Toronto to Thunder Bay! Imagine the money saved on couriers, phone calls, faxes to obtain patient information, not to mention PAPER!
Critics of this on-line system cite the invasion of privacy, yet on-line banking that puts clients’ entire financial profiles on-line doesn’t seem to elicit the same fear-mongering.
[Part 3] The shortage of doctors can be partially addressed with the reduction of the number of foreign graduate residency placements in Canadian teaching hospitals. A significant portion of residents in most Canadian teaching hospitals are foreign medical graduates, particularly from Middle East countries, excluding Israel. The medical schools charge about $40,000 to $50,000.00 a year for each spot, enough to cover the training expenses. There are now approximately six hundred Saudi Arabian doctors getting their residency training in [our] Canadian system, along with some 300 from other countries, mostly from the Middle East. That represents about 10 per cent of all residency spots. Significantly, the Canadian Medical Association says the Canadian medical system needs about the same number of new Canadian residency spots as what the foreign doctors are buying, that. Plus, the CMA says, the medical schools need more funding, to produce the doctors to take that training.
Only the medical schools benefit from these tuitions. A significant proportion, if not the majority of residents in surgery, orthopaedics, emergency and other specialities, are Saudi, Libyan, Kuwaiti and other foreign graduate doctors who return to their countries upon completion of their 5 year resident programmes at major urban Canadian hospitals. Canada doesnot benefit in any way from these placements; on the contrary this may be a significant contributing factor to the shortage of doctors. As a result, our medical graduates compete for fewer residence placements.
The doctors in the hospital who train these foreign doctors do not get any compensation. Our Canadian residents also have to compete for training and attention from the attendees with these foreign medical graduates. The entire country is lucky to get a very limited number of new orthopaedic surgeons a year, because the majority are foreign graduates who return to the Middle East. In many hospitals, the surgical residents are often referred to as the “Saudi or Libyan team”
The solution is simple: that 10% (currently occupied by non-Canadians) should be reserved for Canadian doctors or immigrant doctors who will remain in Canada. If and only if there are surplus residence placements available afterwards, then and only then should the medical schools accept foreign medical graduates.
[Part 4] Immigrant foreign trained doctors: Unfortunately, multiculturalism interferes with granting Canadian medical licences to foreign-trained doctors in an efficient manner. It is not politically correct to state that not all foreign-trained medical doctors are equally proficient. We all know that medical standards around the world are not the same. Yet Canada insists on treating all foreign trained doctors the same. For example, it is well known that Western European, Israeli, Cuban and Japanese medical standards and training are far superior to those in third-world countries. The provincial governments should recognize the obvious and vary the length of residency training accordingly. This would allow Western-trained foreign doctors to enter medical practice sooner.
[Editor’s Note: While all this fraudulenthealth care acquisition, costing tens of million$ of our tax dollars (not to mention organized crime activities) is happening right “under our noses”, O.P.P. Commissioner Fantino and his minions think it’s more important to focus on ‘soft targets‘ such as Ontario drivers who fail to buckle their seatbelts as in the previous article [or HERE], where less than 1% of drivers stopped for inspection were not complying with this revenue-gathering law.]