I love Barbara Kay, but holy sh*t, seriously?
Canada has not arrived at the state of social crisis we see abroad but, whether immigration rates rise or fall, our troubles could escalate without state intervention. Fortunately, strategies to diminish honour-motivated violence against girls and women in Canada are being mobilized by the federal government.
One such initiative was launched last week by Minister for the Status of Women Rona Ambrose. The Edmonton Indo-Canadian Women’s Association has received $241,000 for a 24-month project designed to empower immigrant girls and women, “Elimination of Harmful Cultural Practices: A Community-Centred Approach for Education and Action.” The project is a tangible outcome of meetings and conferences sparked by a July, 2010 Frontier Centre report on the troubling persistence of honour-motivated abuse into the second and third generation of South Asian communities.
Part of the money will fund a shelter, WIN House, reserved for refugee and immigrant women fleeing abuse, within which the program, “Changing Together,” will operate. (…)
This project will, I think, be remembered as a turning point in the history of Canada’s multiculturalism adventure.
As the moment thousands of white, non-wife-beating non-Muslim tax payers said, “What the f***!?!”
(At least, that’s my dream. In reality, they won’t read this article and won’t give a crap if they do, because they’re too busy sucking up double-doubles at Tim Horton’s and scratching their lottery tickets.)
If the greatest contribution “Asian” immigrants make to Canada are beaten up wives and bad cab rides, why are we letting them in in the first place?
And by the way: a house in Toronto costs half a million dollars. How they expect to get a viable, built-to-code women’s shelter, complete with security system, a couple of kitchens and numerous bathrooms out of a fraction of that $241,000 they extorted from us baffles me.
But I’m not a federal employee, nor am I generally welcome to attend “meetings and conferences.” For obvious reasons.
UPDATE — Mark Steyn comments:
Further to yesterday’s musings on multiculturalism, Barbara Kay takes up the theme. Mrs Kay is one of the smarter writers at the post-Conrad National Post, but, as Kathy Shaidle says, “seriously?” (…)
Canadians did not choose to make a bland, tranquil, prosperous, advanced settled democracy a “multiculturalism adventure”. To modify the old line, “Adventure” is a great place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there. Now millions and millions of people have no choice. Ceasing to discuss the subject in fatuous slogans more suited to a children’s theme-park would be a good start.