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Sociologist Christian Bergeron says the intense debate surrounding the recent influx of immigrants is shaking one of the pillars of Canadian society.

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 4 weeks ago

"Others" are so easy to blame.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago

I believe this is way overblown and more just a distraction from the real issue. The government of Canada seems to be primarily concerned with real estate value and helping it achieve higher and higher values by ensuring not enough homes are available for all Canadians and immigrants. The high cost of real estate has many many downstream effects including putting people on edge. The media does a great job of blaming immigrants as why would they not…they are owned by the same people who only want to see their real estate increase in value forever. Canada is was built with immigrants entirely, less the first people who were massively marginalized in the process. Don’t buy this propaganda. Instead put pressure on your local representatives to better manage home supply.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago

Canada: "Canada is so great, come live here!"

Immigrants: "ok, just arrived"

Canada: "there's nowhere to live and it's all YOUR fault"

[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

Canada: “there’s nowhere to live and it’s all YOUR fault”

Don't blame Canada for what its bigot minority says into the megaphone.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

It’s possible have no problem with immigrants, but also know that too much immigration without building any housing will become a problem.

I can’t blame a person for wanting to come here to create a better life, but I can blame the government for poor planning.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

I mean, I understand your frustration, this and previous governments should have dealt with the housing shortage long ago. But I'd say it's unfair to say they're pushing up housing prices, particularly after they just released a plan to address the problem. https://www.pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2024/04/12/announcement-canadas-housing-plan#:~:text=The%20plan%20lays%20out%20a,being%20built%20anyway%20by%202031.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Ontario also wants to count student residences in the housing tally to make numbers look good, so our leaders contradict each other

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

There has been many similar plans over the past decade and look where we are? Buying into the propaganda. Just like the net zero emissions goals by some long off date. Feels good, and we can point to similar good news stories like the one you linked, but the pattern is pretty established yet we tend to fall for the hope every time. That said, I am hoping this one goes somewhere, but I am not holding my breath, especially with a change in government likely coming.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

seems to be primarily concerned with real estate value and helping it achieve higher and higher values by ensuring not enough homes are available for all Canadians

That's a pretty specific guess that Hanlon's Razor slices up in seconds without some kind of data other than 'seems'.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

Well “seems” because it is not like the government is going to say they are favouring the wealthy and “seems” as Canada really has not built the homes for the amount of immigrants. So the evidence is pretty clear. You must not live in Canada because if you did you would not need data, but there is plenty of you look, like the cost of rent and homes. Totally out of whack. Not just my opinion but the majority of Canadian’s less those investing in real estate of course.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

What does multiculturalism have to do with anything? Multiculturalism is about acknowledging, accommodating, celebrating, and even drawing strength from the diversity of those who live here, no matter their heritage.

Immigration is about who gets to come here and how many. If we're actually letting too many in, then that is something to deal with, but it's completely separate from whether we celebrate what we have to offer each other.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Agreed. I’m all for accepting and learning from other cultures. I’m not for propping up low wage employers with immigration, particularly when it involves exploitation in ways that the locals refuse to put up with. We’re reaching a point where the boomers are retiring and there’s not as many gen A/Z to fill those vacated positions. Let those low wage jobs sit unfilled until they can find a way to do business while paying decent wages and providing good working conditions. Or go ahead and let the entry level jobs get automated while the actual well paying ones compete for workers.

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