What must immigrants think when they come to Canada, their chosen land, and see us squabbling about such stupid things as whether prisoners should be allowed to smoke. Most immigrants are just happy to be safe!
We live in astounding times in Canada. We lack nothing. We have the most peaceful country in the world, we have never attacked another nation with the intent to conquer.(Okay there is that one time that we burnt down the White House, but who's counting) We welcome people from all nations, and we impose no regulations on them, except to live in peace among all the other people of Canada. Most take up the call and become proud Canadians.
My next door neighbour is a refugee from Czechoslovakia, her niece has come here on a one year work visa. She got a job within two days of landing here. Those are the type of people we need in Canada. They do not come here to live off of the taxpayers of Canada, but to contribute to our nation.
Words fail me.