Conservatives for once make a right move


For once I agree with something the Conservatives in Ottawa have done. When a program that was intended to attract immigrants who sincerely wanted to become full-time, fully-invested Canadian citizens is so abused that the negative outcomes for our society outweigh the positives, it is obviously time to close the ill-conceived immigrant-entrepreneur program down.

This country has no obligation to pander to the wants of wealthy foreigners and the fact that a number of immigrant investors feel they have been given the right to be outraged by the repeal is further proof that we have made ourselves too easy a mark for those who want to use the initiative for nothing more than securing passports of convenience and cheap medical care for their families.

Threatening to sue the Canadian government? Good luck with that one.

As my grandfather used to say, “The biggest pig in the pen is always the one that squeals the loudest when it doesn’t get what it wants.”

Ray Arnold


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