C-50 Immigration Bill passes with help from Liberals
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
With the help of absent 80 Liberal Members of Parliament during a vote to limit immigration to those who have skills Canada needs, the Conservative Governments Bill C-50 passed into law.
The absence of 80 liberal members of parliament speaks volumes against their Liberal Leader Stephane Dion who was opposed to the bill. An Immigration Bill which restricts immigrants to this country to only those immigrants Canada deems to have marketable skills and also limits an immigrant sponsoring relatives with no skills (Except their own children) or elderly relatives which can drain an already stretched to the limit Health Care system and other Social benefits Canadians rely on.
Canadian Social services are being constantly reduced or eliminated because of lack of money. Bringing in New Immigrants with English and French language and Career Skills Canada sorely needs will allow these new immigrants to start work day one, pay taxes and contribute to the Canadian economy.
With 80 liberals convieniently absent from todays vote, certainly shows the Liberals agree with the Conservatives, regardless what their Liberal Leader wants.
A Bad day for Politicians who only rely on the immigrant vote to get elected.
A Bad day to those immigration lawyers and immigration consultants (who seem to be on every street corner) who constantly screw over immigrants with promises of a Ticket to Canada, regardless of their standing, knowing full well in advance these immigrants do not qualify, but take their hard earned money anyway.
A qualified immigrant does not any of the above services to get into this country plain and simple. Immigration have a Website for those immigrants to fill out without the assistance of those who would gladly take their money to do the same thing.
A good day for Canada and a good day for the long list of Immigrants who wish to contribute to the Canadian economy on "Day One" and want a better life for themselves and their immediate family.
Many forget Immigrants ancestors built the 7 Wonders of the World, those are Construction, Engineering and Medical Skills Canada needs.
OTTAWA -- With just a handful of Liberal MPs in the House of Commons, the third and final vote on the Conservative government's budget legislation easily passed Monday evening by a tally of 121-95.
The budget legislation, known as Bill C-50, was a confidence matter and, had the government lost the vote, Prime Minister Stephen Harper would have been obliged to ask the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and call a general election.
C-50 also contains a controversial component to reform Canada's immigration system.
The bill changes Canadian immigration law to give the federal minister of citizenship and immigration new powers to fast-track certain groups of potential immigrants. The government has said this provision is required to help reduce the backlog of 925,000 permanent-residents applications.
Opponents of the bill say the new powers are too vague and will be open to political abuse.
The NDP and Bloc Québécois wanted to force an election on the issue and were upset that nearly 80 Liberal MPs were absent from the House during the vote. The vote on Bill C-50 was the last, best chance to force an election before the House rises for its summer recess which it will do before June 20. NDP and Bloc Québécois MPs were angry at the Liberals for letting that opportunity slip away. The bill passed with 120 Conservative MPs voting in favour and 90 Liberal, Bloc, and NDP MPs voting against.