At the risk of sounding unsympathetic, I can't wait to see what Canada's Blogging Tories do with this:
On Christmas Eve, 2009, four construction workers were killed in Toronto, when the scaffolding they were standing on collapsed. A fifth worker survived with very serious injuries. All five were migrant workers and their working conditions were unsafe.
Bad enough, eh? No, it gets much, much worse.
The family of one of the four deceased workers are refugee claimants from Israel. They are Orthodox Christians, and came to Canada so their two daughters would not be forced to serve in the Israeli "Defense" Forces. The girls are 7 and 14 years old.
Now the family may be deported. They have a refugee hearing next month, and they cannot afford a lawyer.
I can see the minimally intellectual Blogging Tory grappling now:
"Useless, illegal refugee claimants, it's time to send those parasites back where they come from. Wait, they're Orthodox Christians? From Israel? Obviously, we need to help them, how dare we even consider abandoning them, the poor souls. Hang on, they want to stay so the daughters can avoid their mandatory military service? Fuck that, bunch of gutless draft dodgers, put them on the next boat back there!"
Who will be the first of Stephen Taylor's BTs to go all split-brain and try to come up with a coherent argument here? Really, I see immense entertainment value just around the corner.