Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Super Happy Fun Canada Day Post

Happy (Dominion of ) Canada Day to all.

Because you can't lie or just let anyone in especially if the country of their birth is a mad theocratic state, that's why:

As hundreds of new Canadians became citizens on Canada Day, one woman said she’s only a second-class citizen because of a new immigration law.

Soheila Hashemi was one of 28 people sworn in at a Halifax ceremony Tuesday. She left Iran for a better life in Canada and said she’s happy to become a citizen of her new country.

Becoming Canadian “is really wonderful. It is a great event for me,” she said. 

"But [I'm] just a little bit disappointed … because I don't want to be labelled as a second level of Canadian and I believe it is against the human rights laws of Canada,” she said.

Bill C-24 became law in June. It lets the federal government strip citizenship from dual citizens who are convicted of treason, terrorism or espionage.

Hashemi praised Canada’s values, and said the new law worked against them. She questioned why new Canadians face tougher penalties than Canadians who were born in the country.

“I’m so happy that I’m a Canadian right now, but I hope the government will review that bill,” she said. “It’s not good for immigrants and it’s not good for Canada.”

The law could apply in cases in which citizens are convicted in foreign courts, and it could also apply to people born in Canada if they also have citizenship elsewhere, such as through their parents.

Previously, dual citizens could only lose citizenship if it was proved they obtained it through false representation.

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has fiercely defended the proposed law, insisting Canadians support the idea of stripping citizenship from people convicted of war crimes or terrorism.

"Under the new act, we would have the power to revoke it when someone has refused to reveal that they committed crimes, that they committed human rights abuses, that they committed war crimes," Alexander told Parliament in June.

"And yes, Canadians find it entirely acceptable that we should revoke the citizenship of dual nationals for terrorism, spying or treason."

Wolverine Senator Ted Cruz offers "freedom waffles" to all those who yearn for the taste of liberty and syrup covering salty bacon.

THIS guy should be an Avenger.

Yes. Yes, it does:

Many of us are too polite or quiet to say it.

Some would be immediately apologetic for an expression of swelling national pride, which would be in keeping with a recent study that shows we're amongst the most apologetic on the planet.

But we'll say it anyway. Canada is the best country in the world.


How provinces and territories got their names.

Now go have some fun or something.

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