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    Poll Says Send Tamils Home

    Poll: Most say send Tamils home - Canada - Canoe.ca

    OTTAWA - Send them home and use the navy if necessary.
    That's the message from Canadians in a new poll on the Tamil boat people.
    By a margin of five to one, Canadians say the government should reject the almost 500 would-be refugees from Sri Lanka who arrived last week.
    The Leger Marketing poll of 1,500 people, released exclusively to QMI Agency, was conducted Aug. 2-4 as the MV Sun Sea travelled toward the British Columbia coast.
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    Re: Poll Says Send Tamils Home

    Welfare costs to grow for Tamils - Canada - Canoe.ca

    TORONTO - It would end up costing taxpayers more than $300,000 a month in welfare payments if all 492 Tamil migrants who landed in British Columbia last week settled in Ontario.

    In Ontario, welfare payments start at $585 a month -- the amount paid to a single person with no kids. The stipend increases, based on the number of people in a family.
    In addition to welfare, Tamil refugee claimants will be able to apply for federal benefits that include a Universal Child Care Benefit of $100 a month for each child under the age of six, according to the federal government.
    They are also eligible for a federal Child Tax Benefit and the National Child Benefit Supplement, so a couple with one child can get $327.66 per month, on top of $1,058 they receive under Ontario's welfare system.
    Extremely hot topic in Canada. Comments?
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


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    Re: Poll Says Send Tamils Home

    Tamils playing us for fools: Levant- Politics - Canoe.ca

    What about actual Tamil refugees here in Canada? How bad do they think life is back home? As QMI’s investigative report shows, 71% of Tamil refugees here in Canada think things back in Sri Lanka are good enough that they’ve gone back home for a vacation.
    Canadian immigration officials randomly surveyed 50 Tamils already here, who are trying to “sponsor” more people to come over, too. Of those would-be sponsors, 31 are refugees. And 22 of those admit to going back to Sri Lanka.
    That would be like Jews who fled Nazi Germany deciding to go back to Berlin to hear the opera. Sorry, it just doesn’t add up.
    The Tamils are playing us for fools. They’re not genuine refugees. Genuine refugees don’t go back to a country that’s persecuting them.
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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Poll Says Send Tamils Home

    The thing is, and this is something that is easily forgotten, when you hold Canadian / US / European citizenship, you are less touchable to dubious regimes. Noone cares for Sri Lankans, but the minute an American / Canadian citizen gets executed in Sri Lanka, I am sure there will be diplomatic hell.

    As such, I am not sure if sending Tamils home to Sri Lanka is a good idea.
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