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Do you support the plan to bring refugees to Canada?

 

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No

44.39%

Yes

55.61%

 

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*Please note we remove duplicate votes from the same source.  Computers keep track of that type of thing easily.  It's a waste of time voting more than once.  If you have a  longer comment than 400 characters, Please email us with your extended comment..

In this survey there were an inordinate number of multiple votes with a comment that indicated anger and/or frustration.  We counted only one vote whether No or Yes. 

 Multiple voting .... hmmmm.  You can express your opinion easily in the comments without trying to influence the vote one way or another.  Most people just vote and don't comment.

 

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Reader Comments
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Open Country ... done it before
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It's goodness that wins
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Good for the country
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Excellent idea for world unity
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Why not
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Generous country
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best for the economy
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Too many unemployed here already! This will be another burden on the tax payer!
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Absolutely . If we don`t help our fellow man //woman, then we all fall short and we just might have much to answer for one day.
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Use the money to improve living conditions on First Nations reserves, ending homelessness and feeding hungry Canadian kids!
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Certainly not the current plan which I believe is not being carefully worked on! Based on an " election promise", so fast is just not right!
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as long as the burden is not put on taxpayers of already over populated areas....distribute the number of people throughout the country, so that poverty is not increased and there is no where for them to prosper. there are lots of towns and cities in canada that don't have already over population...
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Once every unemployed Canadian citizen has found work and not living at poverty level I would think we could consider it. This would also be after very strict security checks and their willingness to except our laws and cultural beliefs as they stand.
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Look at the refugee ghettos in European cities. No refugee in Paris ratted out the terrorist leadership.
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Absolutely in favour. We are a rich country and can and should accept refugees in addition to taking care of the poor, homeless and native people.
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I saw that some of our soldiers who have fought for our country have been evicted from their homes to make room for refugees. We should be looking after our own before bringing more people into our country taking away jobs from our people and receiving govt assistance
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The world must come together, "love over fear" check it out on youtube!
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Walk a day in their shoes, and be glad you live in Canada. The Refugee Program is the Humanitarian thing to do. Screen them properly, don't take shortcuts and don't rush them in all at once. We will all be affected in one way or another by this Program...budget comes to mind and who knows how we will all end up paying for them.
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Absolutely. It's the humanitarian thing to do. Stories and pictures of their flight from Syria are heart breaking.
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WE DON'T LOOK AFTER OUR OWN CITIZENS AND NOW WE HAVE MONEY TO BRING IN MORE TO LOOK AFTER WE HAVE TOO MANY OUT OF WORK AND WE ARE GOING TO FIND JOBS FOR OTHERS??????? WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING????
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Absolutely not. Has anyone in government actually seen what is happening in Europe? Get ready to be over run folks. Seems our politicians have their heads hidden some place dark and stinky.
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Absolutely not we need to take care of our fellow Canadians that need help
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Not until proper extensive background checks are completed. Trudeau is an idiot for jumping at the drop of a hat.
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If you are not born in Canada why should Canadian tax payers have to pay for them when theres enough Canadians suffering we neglect to help already.
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No we have our own problem with homeless or low income people that need help. The Salvation Army has already given out over $100,00 to assist people with heating and its not even winter. Security checked on these people is a joke. it takes me 6 weeks minimum for a security check and it takes hour's for the immigrant's as they have no back ground to check
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We have enough low income people in ontario not to mention the people living on the streets.
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We already have to many of our own people who need assistance but can't seem to get help with food and lodging. Lets look after our own first then help the others who might need help.
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How many of our families came to Canada as refugees from Ireland, Scotland, post WW1 and WW2?
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How many is too many! The next shoe to drop is "family reunification". 25,000 could become 100,000, 200,000. What about our own problems. Drinking water on the reserves for example. Can we afford it?
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Many of us are here because our ancestors were refugees or immigrants looking for a better life in Canada & we should extend the same opportunities to others who need it.
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Not in this case. I fully support culturally appropriate refugees that are properly screened but this is more akin to opening the jails and letting everyone out. The problems need to be solved in their own countries and they need to stay there and solve them.
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We either respond as human beings who share this world...or animals who only think of themselves! We absolutely have to respond with loving kindness!
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Charity begins at home. Look after those that are already here first. When all are taken care of, then look at bringing in refugees.
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We already have.
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we have so many challenges here in our education system that many of our students are not receiving the help they need. To add a whole other challenge of teaching english to these children takes more time and money.
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Why don't we look after our own homeless first then reach out to the rest of the world.
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Yes. With proper screening they deserve better than their present state of affairs whether a refugee or living in Syria still.
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We are a culturally diverse country and many of us owe our existence to our ancestors who fled war-torn countries. Don't let our media-driven, misguided views affect our human compassion.
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It's the right thing to do. We have so much!
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When we have jobs for all Canadians now here and Doctors and availability of a emergency medical care without waiting hours and hours then we will be ready for refugees and others wishing to come here. It appears at this time too many freebies will be showered on the current refugees for political brownie points and at the expense of all Canadians even those that live marginally.
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With the economic situation facing Canada bringing in refugees is not acceptable. We need to help and protect those who already live here.
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Of course! I am human, with a heart and a sul. They are my fellow humans, also with hearts and souls, who, through no fault of their own, are currently living through horrific and heartbreaking circumstances. What humane person wouldn't lend a helping hand?
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We need to take care of our own first , then reach out to others
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The refugees MUST be properly vetted to determine that they are not part of an element we don't want in Canada such as ISIS sleeper cells or their own version of organized crime groups.
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We have many many people already here who need help first. Fast tracking without all the proper screening will have consequences later. We should be stopping folks in Syria and giving them the resoucres to push back against ISIS.
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there are people in Canada who need help and can't get it so why bring more Soon it will be their country not the ones born and raised here
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Canada has so many homeless and low income families trying hard to make it. I feel we need to look after our home country first. If our country cannot support its own people - how are we supposed to support refugees? Only 6 % of the refugees even want to come to Canada as it is too much a cultural difference.
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we should absolutely help them but as soon as they get a job here they should get no more government assistance. Assistance amount in the first year should also be equal to what canadians who need assistance would get not more. We should also spend an equal amount of money finding jobs for our own people who cant find one on their own. This is fair.
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Send them back home to their rat nests
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We must protect people who are in danger if we are able to!
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Absolutely.
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Bring more! With our aging demographic we need as many people to come as is possible. We need more taxpayers and no one is more entrepreneurial than a person who would take the ultimate risk for a better life for them or for their children. Immigrants are our future!
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Have no confidence that this "new" government can handle this successfully! No need to hurry.....
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We have pur on people to take care of us our own goverment cant help support us but bring them over and get everuthing handed to them bs
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wE HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER AND THEY HAVE HAD A TERRIBLE TIME. LETS SHARE OUR WEALTH
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It is a wonderful opportunity for us.
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I feel there should be NO Canadian in. Need be ignored before extending support to others.
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This is by the way a different person voting from this address. There are many people in Canada that need help mwith shelter health and jobs. We should be looking after them also what it is costing us to even transport these people would go much farther in the places they now and help more of them. This government and the people bringing them here are doing this to make themselves feel good
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look after our own people first
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The permanent jobs that provide meaningful employment for Canadians are disappearing fast.How can we support people from other countrys when people who were born and raised here cannot support themselves.
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