Have you heard of Canada’s Japanese detainment camps of World War II? It’s one of a number of major racist, violent chapters of Canadian history. Well, here’s the bad news: soon, Members of Parliament are voting whether or not to bring them back. Or at least, conditions very similar to them - but this time for refugees.
I know, it’s unbelievable. That’s the power that this bill wields right now: few people are aware of it.
PM Stephen Hamper in The Bill-Shit C-31 or how to screw refugees (even more)
SH: “This is MY land. This is MY land. This is MY land.” (stolen land)
SH: “Ha! There are all these people trying to come to MY land and take advantage of it, lazy bums!”
SH: “WT(beep)!!! They keep on coming even with my super border guards.”
Border guards: “Stephen Hamper!”
“Stay out you parasites! What gave you the right to come to Hamper’s land?”
Refugees: “Refugee seeking is a RIGHT.” “Ugh, he’s ugly!!!”
SH: “You are milking me dry!”
Refugee: “No, I want to build my life in a safer place.”
SH: “See, they claim the right to come because they are coming from whatever genocide, bunch of crybabies. It’s not like us rich western civilized countries have contributed to their massacre or something.”
SH: “I have an idea. I am the boss. I am going to change the law.”
SH: “With my bill-shit C-31. ME ME ME ME. What a bill-shit idea! Such a smart white guy I am.”
Here’s what’s Bill C-31 is about. The Conservative government is looking for ways to save money, and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has proposed to cut down on the number of “fake” refugees. This is based on the idea that we waste money every year looking after people who pretend that they need our help.
That’s against the law. Canada promised the United Nations in 1969 that basically, no one is illegal. The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees declared that no refugee should be punished for gaining illegal entry. Besides, most of us are settlers here, but the government somehow feels entitled to decide who can and cannot come.
What Minister Kenney is suggesting right now is against our values and our law. It’s pretty evil, too. His proposal is that we cut down on refugees by hurting them, really badly, when they arrive. Here’s how: