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Old Apr 21st 2011, 3:20 pm
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Angry Conservative anti-immigrant ad

Hi folks,

I've generally tried to keep politics well clear of my efforts to help other immigrants through this forum and others, although as many of you know I spend most of my time doing advocacy work on environmental issues. Today I'm going to make a brief exception to that, as I think this is too important not to share with this community...

This Conservative Party ad is airing only in Quebec, where anti-immigrant sentiments are stronger than elsewhere in Canada. It is one of the most offensive pieces of revolting, toxic propaganda I have ever seen from a mainstream party in a democratic country:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcptS3RSvyY

I'm a strong believer in our obligations to care for those fleeing persecution. Canada's refugee protection system certainly isn't perfect, but it is recognised world wide as a shining example of many of the ways to do things right.

I don't care how you plan to vote on May 2nd (if you can even vote at all) but please consider sharing this with your immigrant friends and loved ones so that all Canadians can make up their minds knowing what the man who wants unchecked power really thinks about immigrants.

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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 7:16 am
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Thx for sharing

It's targeted toward illegal immigration/human smugglers?

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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by matthewc View Post
Hi folks,

I've generally tried to keep politics well clear of my efforts to help other immigrants through this forum and others, although as many of you know I spend most of my time doing advocacy work on environmental issues. Today I'm going to make a brief exception to that, as I think this is too important not to share with this community...

This Conservative Party ad is airing only in Quebec, where anti-immigrant sentiments are stronger than elsewhere in Canada. It is one of the most offensive pieces of revolting, toxic propaganda I have ever seen from a mainstream party in a democratic country:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcptS3RSvyY

I'm a strong believer in our obligations to care for those fleeing persecution. Canada's refugee protection system certainly isn't perfect, but it is recognised world wide as a shining example of many of the ways to do things right.

I don't care how you plan to vote on May 2nd (if you can even vote at all) but please consider sharing this with your immigrant friends and loved ones so that all Canadians can make up their minds knowing what the man who wants unchecked power really thinks about immigrants.

Matthew
This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your left-wing crud added to the mix.
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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by austinallegro View Post
This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your left-wing crud added to the mix.
Ah. the voice of reasoned debate.
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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by austinallegro View Post
This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your left-wing crud added to the mix.
Forums are for a variety of views not just your own. Remember that and don't be so rude.
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Originally Posted by austinallegro View Post
This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your left-wing crud added to the mix.
Who rattled your cage and made you the forum gestappo?
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Forums are for a variety of views not just your own. Remember that and don't be so rude.
He has a good point. We're forever bombard by crypto-socialist propaganda these days. Its most inappropriate to be arguing about politics only days before the royal wedding.

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Originally Posted by austinallegro View Post
This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your left-wing crud added to the mix.
This post is way too right wing for me to reply politely. Keep it off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your right-wing crud added to the mix.
Better?

Or just as intolerant?
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Originally Posted by austinallegro View Post
This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this site without you and your left-wing crud added to the mix.
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He has a good point. We're forever bombard by crypto-socialist propaganda these days. Its most inappropriate to be arguing about politics only days before the royal wedding.
Good point, well made.
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It's not an anti immigration ad. It's anti human trafficking and illegal immigration, I don't see much wrong with that.
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It's not an anti immigration ad. It's anti human trafficking and illegal immigration, I don't see much wrong with that.
Agreed.
Not wanting to stir trouble, but this post by the OP could even be seen to be encouraging illegal entry to Canada...
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...62#post8919362
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Agreed.
Not wanting to stir trouble, but this post by the OP could even be seen to be encouraging illegal entry to Canada...
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...62#post8919362
Glad I'm not the only one who viewed it in such a way....
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Glad I'm not the only one who viewed it in such a way....
Me too. I thought the ad was carefully worded (assuming the translation was accurate) to make it clear it was about illegal immigration and people trafficking not legal migrants. I would rather hope that anyone who'd been through the hassle and expense of moving to Canada legally might be against those things as well.
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Old Apr 23rd 2011, 2:24 am
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Glad I'm not the only one who viewed it in such a way....
I'm a bit late to this thread, but do you folk think it's OK to associate very distorted images of Ignatieff and Duceppe with photo-montages of human trafficking?

What next, aborted foetuses in a bloody bucket?
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