The "Strategic Plan to Foster Immigration to Francophone Minority Communities"
Posted Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 11:53 am
Or: When your country isn't divided enough, double down.
The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, along with the Honourable JosASe Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, today launched the Strategic Plan to Foster Immigration to Francophone Minority Communities. The five year plan seeks to increase immigration of French-speaking people to Francophone communities, and to help them to settle in their new surroundings.I've only been to Canada twice, and both times it was like visiting a foreign country. So, I'm no expert. But, it seems to me like they're encouraging "internal" migration from Quebec to other parts of Canada and not migration from, say, France to Canada. One wonders, besides trying to provide yet more evidence that multiculturalism is a failed ideology, what they're trying to do. Is it a desire for cheap laborers? Are they trying to disperse language police throughout the country instead of just having them in certain parts? Perhaps a Canadian expert can tell us what's really involved here.
"Immigration is a key factor in the growth and vitality of Francophone communities outside of Quebec," said Minister Solberg."Our government plans to attract more French-speaking immigrants to these communities and to work with our partners to help newcomers succeed."
"By participating in the implementation of the Strategic Plan to Foster Immigration to Francophone Minority Communities, our new Government contributes directly to Canada's linguistic duality and to the vitality of our country's Francophone communities," said Minister Verner...