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 Post subject: News Item from Canada: Immigrant visas to drop 5%: records
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 16 Feb 2011 18:51 
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This article has Mila concerned. Not that we have talked about her parents ever coming here really but it upsets her to read it anyway.

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New figures indicate the federal government hopes to reduce overall immigration next year by five per cent, mainly by cutting back on family reunification visas.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2011/0 ... z1E9JsAEk3


She really didn't like the quote...

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Kurland told CBC News the slashed rate and the 140,000 applicants already in the queue mean a parent could wait 13 years for a visa if he or she were to apply today.

"Frankly, there's a better chance of the parents seeing a coffin before a Canadian visa," he said.


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Froid, MP Jason Kenney is trying to make changes as you know. I think what the thrust of his attempt is that he wants to stop having the very old come here, use our healthcare, (free of charge) and then retreat back home.

I fully agree with him on that, if that is where he wants to restrict visas. There's already too many 'convenient Canadian's', who abuse us, and I really hope he rids them of citizenship, in the near future. The thought of my dad getting bumped in the healthcare system by a convenient Canadian, when my dad has paid his share of taxes over the decades, really infuriates me! [angry.gif]

Almost as much as having no spell check! [thumbs.gif]

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Almost as much as having no spell check! [thumbs.gif]


Get Google Chrome, which has spell check and is fast...... after 10 minutes you will notice that is better than IE.

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en-GB/landing_tv.html

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Don I agree with you about the convienent Canadians who seem to bring out their passport anytime they need some healthcare or need a quick evacuation from some troubled area.

In the future though...Mila is worried about her families life in Russia and seeing that article is thinking that the door is basically closed on her parents and sister ever getting to Canada if she wanted to try to bring them here. The intent of bringing them here wouldn't be to get free healthcare, but to bring family together and have her family in a better place. I see that as a much different motive than the people you refer to.


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