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Canadian political leadership candidate in trouble for asking "Should we screen immigrants for 'anti-Canadian values'?'"

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Canadian political leadership candidate in trouble for asking "Should we screen immigrants for 'anti-Canadian values'?'"

The idea of trying to weed out the baddies from the growing numbers of refugees and immigrants has been proposed in different forms in different countries, but it's back in the news headlines again in Canada.

Kellie Leitch, a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party in Canada, sent out a survey to people who has shown an interest in her, asking various questions including this one:
"Should the Canadian government screen potential immigrants for anti-Canadian values as part of its normal screening for refugees and landed immigrants?".

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/kellie-leitch-survey-question-1.3744948

That doesn't seem to be the worst question that has ever been asked, but to hear the reaction you'd think she had offered up the idea of no immigration at all, or killing all refugees and immigrants.

Even within her own party she is being howled down, with some fellow Conservatives calling on Leitch to withdraw her candidacy.

In the allegedly free country of Canada this subject has become one that all of the major political parties want to bury, on the basis that none of them want to give any of the other parties ammunition that can be used to portray the outlying party as being racist, or anti-immigrant.

That's what this case comes down to: the Conservative Party don't want this issue to be raised at all - no matter if it makes sense - because it will simply give the other major parties an excuse to portray the Conservatives as being racist, or anti-immigrant.

I see this as a form of chilling of opinions that do not suit the self-declared progressives out there. Many people - even politicians - are scared to address hard issues these days, simply because the self-declared progressives will make life misery for whoever dares to express certain opinions.
 


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The Canadian Conservative Party has been polluted by cultural Marxism in recent years, hardly surprising some Tory politicans are calling for Leitch to step down.

Canada is f**ked.
 

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Yeah Canada is on its way to becoming Jihad Centre for North America.
 

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The Canadian Conservative Party has been polluted by cultural Marxism in recent years, hardly surprising some Tory politicans are calling for Leitch to step down.

Canada is f**ked.

It's hardly cultural Marxism though.

It's more a fear of being thought to be too extreme to be part of the mainstream any longer. That's why the Conservatives don't want to have certain topics raised at all.

The problem is though that if certain ideas are too touchy to be even mentioned, where does it stop?

Today you can't say anything at all regarding extra screening of potential immigrants. What's next? What this means is that politics becomes literally about correctness - the range of acceptable political opinions becomes narrower and narrower to the point that you end up with just the 1 political opinion that is deemed to be correct. That's dangerous, and anti-democratic.

It's sad to see the Canadian Conservatives falling for this.
 

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Canada hasn't been the same since the OO stopped running it...
 


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