"Immigration is another Ontario advantage. The quicker we engage the skills newcomers have when they arrive, the quicker they will succeed. We’ll create a tax credit for business to give our highly skilled newcomers the Canadian work experience they need."This, to me, reads that the Ontario Liberals will introduce a tax credit for businesses who take the opportunity to hire highly skilled immigrants who come to Ontario. I know enough of these people, given that I work at a taxi company, who are doctors, lawyers, and technicians in various fields, but cannot find jobs, either because they lack Canadian accreditation, or they're simply not being hired in that field for whatever reasons.
McGuinty's plan is to offer an incentive to change that. Good, right? You could read it other ways - like it's affirmative action - and you'd probably be right. However, if finding highly skilled individuals is affirmative action, then so be it, I guess.
So, how does that turn into this drivel:
"Imagine this: A company is hiring staff. There are two applicants. One is a young person recently arrived in this country, speaking little English. He or she has no background and no history of working and paying taxes in this country.Seriously?
The other applicant is a young person who was educated here. Who’s paying taxes. Whose parents paid taxes and who’ve contributed to this community in countless ways. The young person probably has a student debt.
Who’ll get the job? Well, McGuinty’s just given employers 10,000 reasons to hire the newcomer."
Christina Blizzard is, like the majority of Sun columnists, an idiot, but that article takes the cake.
As I said, the promise was vague enough to come to that conclusion, but she blatantly pulled the situation out of nowhere and made utter shit-stained hyperbole out to be a fact.
This is what passes for media these days? Critical thought and review of what could be a worthy debate in this province (should we push for immigrants to are skilled to get better jobs when they come over)?
And really, think about what she is saying, aside from the bullshit. There's a question here whether she's playing affirmative action for homegrown Ontarians. She makes it out that someone who is homegrown, whether better qualified or not, should get the job over this random newcomer.
What? That's your reasoning, Christina? Appealing to familiarity, nationalism, or whatever you want to call it? Awesome
Say, I've lived here my entire life. You're an immigrant by admission. In your world, even if I did write utter crap, I should be hired over you. I'll remember that for the future.
Of course, how could I write anything worse than that?