remember that the above words were written in 1729
by a misanthrope making fun of even the audience.
Canada has pledged to take in 25,000 Syrian Refugees by December 31, 2015. I understand that normally we take in 6,000 Refugees from all eligible nations annually.
These people are most likely to be initially placed in military bases, unused prisons and school facilities before being sorted into appropriate communities.
There is currently, at last best count, 41,000 Canadians who were from Syria as Landed Immigrants or are 1st generation born here.
Meanwhile, we have the indigenous population in dire need of infrastructure, a homeless population, working poor who can’t afford to live where they work for hourly wages… and…
Lastly, we have the World’s Superrich targetting Vancouver city proper as the new must have a condo or monster house bolt hole taking an already overpriced market locally, now being shifted to out of the price range of Canada’s upper class/upper middleclass.
so…. should be an interesting time. Unfortunately or Opportunistically, depending on your status, mobility and worldview.
I used to think it felt like the 1990s all over again – but this is just actually so much worse:
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