Ethnic Media Stories

Ottawa is concerned about the anchor baby trend – Chinese

Web – Sing Tao Vancouver, 03/08/2019.

As the federal election approaches, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen accepted this paper’s interview and reviewed what the federal immigration system has achieved under the leadership of the current government, as well as measures in response to problems with immigration and refugee affairs. In terms of non-resident pregnant women coming to give birth in Canada, Hussen thinks that when looking at the numbers, the present situation does not pose too much of a problem. The immigration department has been paying close attention to this matter. One solution is to crack down on illegal immigration consultants who mislead applicants.

Canada won’t reschedule election because of Sukkot – Russian

Knopka – Toronto, 30/07/2019 – Russian

Canada is not changing the date of its national election even though it falls on a Jewish holiday. Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault announced that he would not recommend changing the date, which coincides with the last days of Sukkot. Chani Aryeh-Bain, the Conservative candidate for the Toronto-area district of Eglinton—Lawrence, was the first to talk about the problem.

Jewish organizations also proposed changing the date of the election. They claimed that holding elections on October 21, one of the last days of the Sukkot holiday, when observant Jews are prohibited from working, travelling, or performing a variety of tasks, including voting, discriminates against observant Canadian Jews. Perrault said he is committed to working with the Jewish community to “maximize voting options.” Most likely, Orthodox Jews will be allowed to vote in advance. The article says that despite some criticism, many Canadians reacted positively to the decision not to reschedule the election because of Sukkot. In their opinion, religion should not interfere with the conduct of the national election.

Muslim vote matters

At no time in Canadian political history is it truer than now, that the power of a Muslim Vote Bank could determine whether a party will form the government or sit in the opposition benches. We must acknowledge the politician who really gave meaning to the power of the Muslim vote – Jack Layton. The second politician who also deserves almost equal credit for giving meaning to the Muslim Vote Bank in Canada is our current Prime Minister, Honourable, Justin Trudeau. Ultimately, in 2015, he won the hearts and minds of Canadian Muslim voters.

The one party, however, that is still spinning its wheels in gaining any ground due to its own excess baggage from the Harper era’s divisive anti-Muslim agenda is the so-called Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). Then again, what can one expect from a so-called “CPC”. After all, it is just another fancy name for a repackaged Reform Party of Canada. It seems as if there is a serious lack of intelligence that reigns in the CPC elections planning and strategy department. They are unable to realize that they need to abandon their divisive approach and their anti-Muslim rhetoric.

If Mr. Andrew Scheer and his repackaged Reform Party’s best tool in their tool box is not to come across as an Islamophobic Party, then the only thing we could say is “good luck” – you will most certainly need it. Hopefully sanity will prevail at CPC and maybe after losing several elections some wise guy in CPC’s strategy department will realize that their best chance for forming government is to become a pro-Muslim party like the Liberals.

al Ameen, Surrey, 17/07/2019 – EDITORIAL