Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who Said This About The Government Changes To The Interim Federal Health Program

...that have resulted in a refugee from the Mid-East being denied his chemo?

 ...unbelievable that some of the decisions that have been taken federally are having this impact on people who are clearly the most vulnerable, refugees who are obviously fleeing something quite terrible — that’s why they’re refugees...” 


“On the face of it, you just consider the case of this particular gentleman or others who, for example, as it was pointed out … might need prenatal care, this is just common sense. You just do this.

“This is the kind of country we are. You cover it.”


“This country is rich. We are rich beyond measure compared to the countries where these folks are fleeing from and so it’s our view that we should just be there to help.

“That’s kind of a basic Canadian value, I think...” 

Was it a bunch of crazy Liberal Jews?  A bunch of less Liberal Jews?  No, it was right-wing Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall, who apparently has at least one compassionate bone in his body. Unlike  Immigration Minister Jason Kenney or his PM Stephen Harper.

And the refugee in question fled his home country because "he was persecuted for being Christian". Does Stephen Harper suddenly hate Christians?  Probably not.  But then what can we learn from this?  Simple: its actually very difficult to craft your laws re refugees so that they fuck over the Roma exclusively.  Discriminate against one group, and there will always be collateral damage to other groups not on your shit list.

1 comment:

double nickel said...

Even so, Wall is a little late to this party.Where was he when this odious piece of legislation was being passed last spring?