10 February 2012

I blame Stephen Harper

“I have to go to Canada, for the well-being of my husband,” she said, adding that she has not heard from Canadian officials.
Hmmm... maybe she could bunk in with Lisa Laflamme.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"So let me get this straight: a foreigner gets hurt in Canada, it's our government's responsibility to reach out to his family back home; a Canadian gets hurt in a foreign land, it's our government's responsibility to look after him there."

"By this logic, no matter what transpires, it's ALWAYS the Harper government's fault."
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UPDATE: Just another media spinfest?
The son of the dead van driver, David Blancas-Hernandez, told Peruvian newspaper La Republica his father had been safely transporting staff to chicken farms for more than four years and demanded an impartial investigation into the collision.
Wait a minute... this guy had been flouting the law for four years?
Neither government officials nor police would release the name of the company that hired the workers, and provided the van for which the driver held an improper licence.
Try imagine the media shitstorm if non-Peruvian transport truck driver Chris Fulton (who, incidentally was also killed that night) had not held a valid Class A licence... or had been the one to blow through that intesection like a multi-ton missile...
They were in a van going west on Line 47 in Hampstead when driver Blancas-Hernandez ran the stop sign, colliding with a truck driven by Londoner Christopher Fulton and going south on Perth Rd. 107.
I agree... it's time to take a closer look at "the murky world of foreign farm workers."

How exactly is it... with everybody screaming about unemployment, we're still importing people from halfway around the world to do Canadian jobs?


6 comments:

Frances said...

So let me get this straight: a foreigner gets hurt in Canada, it's our government's responsibility to reach out to his family back home; a Canadian gets hurt in a foreign land, it's our government's responsibility to look after him there. By this logic, no matter what transpires, it's ALWAYS the Harper government's fault.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, frances... it kinda looks that way, doesn't it?

i'm guessing your husband takes a menial, minimum wage job halfway around the world and there's an accident... you're not about to whip out your platinum amex and head for canada.

obviously this woman expects the government to pick up the tab here.

as do, no doubt... all of the usual pinko crybabies.

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Anonymous said...

There's a farm 15 minutes from my house that brings in Jamaican migrant workers to pick berrys and harvest crops because they cant find workers. I live 45 minutes from the Parliament buildings.
They have to bring in migrant field workers because no one forces the able bodied to work.
Its just that simple.

WTF said...

That intersection has always had a stop sign east / west. It has only been a four way stop the last couple years. So the Peruvian driver must have seen the transport stopped or at least slowly going forward while he was approaching the intersection at what appears to be light speed...or am I missing something? I also agree not enough attention paid to the real victim in all this. If the focus is on migrant workers and 'slave labour' then perhaps the multitude of opportunities and the health and safety paridise of Peru should be where they get a job.

jwkozak91 said...

...we're still importing people from halfway around the world to do Canadian jobs?

'Cuz the recently laid-off manufacturing union brothers and sisters don't wanna do that job. There's plenty of manufacturing work out here in the two 1905 twins (AB & SK), just gotta get off your arse, pack up and move.

Neo Conservative said...

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"jwkozak91 says... recently laid-off manufacturing union brothers and sisters don't wanna do that job."

or anything that doesn't pay 25 bucks an hour and have union stewards hovering at every corner.

100 years ago, 80 percent of the jobs in this country involved agriculture.

now we import peons to do all the stoop labour?

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