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Thivya wake up and act fast Canada polls suggests to Send them home.

Saturday, 21 August 2010 - 12:26 PM SL Time

Updated 16 hours ago


Send them home and use the navy if necessary is the message coming from a new poll on the Tamil boat people issue.

By a margin of 5 to 1 Canadians say the government should reject the almost 500 would-be refugees from Sri Lanka that arrived last week. The Leger Marketing poll of 1,500 people, released exclusively to QMI Agency, was conducted from Aug. 2 to 4 as the ship travelled towards the British Columbia coast.

Asked which statement best described their own opinion on what should be done with the ship, which may include members of the banned Tamil Tiger terrorist group, 60% agreed with the statement, ` ey should be turned away -- the boat should be escorted back to Sri Lanka by the Canadian Navy.`

Just 17% agreed with the statement, `They should be accepted into Canada as political refugees.`

A significant number, 20%, said they did not know which answer to choose and 4% did not answer.

Alberta ranked highest with 74% of respondents there saying send the boat back and just 11% saying let them stay, while Quebec was the second highest with 64% opting to send the boat back and 15% saying the passengers should stay.

`That`s a very high number,` said Leger pollster David Scholz. He said the number is likely high for a number of factors, including concerns about who arrived on the boat, including possible Tamil Tiger terrorists, and whether other boats will follow.

`There is that worry that this is potentially people coming in, not just jumping the queue, but coming in and falsely representing where they are come from,` said Scholz. `We don`t often hear about other refugee claims that are done on an individual or family basis but when we see lots of them at the same time we tend to get a little nervous.`

Martin Collacott was Canada`s highest ranking diplomat in Sri Lanka during the period when the civil war launched by the Tamil Tigers started in the early 1980s. Collacott said we can`t just turn the boat back.

`We need to follow the process that takes the ones that are legitimate refugees and return the others,` Collacott said. How many are legitimate refugees is up for debate said Collacott, who noted that the MV Sun Sea came not directly from Sri Lanka but from ailand where the passengers were safe from any possible persecution from the Sri Lankan government.

As for what he takes away from the fact that the majority of Canadians don`t want the government to let the would-be refugees stay, Collacott pins the blame on a battered immigration system.

`I think it shows Canadians feel they are being taken advantage of,` said Collacott. The Canadian Tamil Congress believes the poll results are a reflection on feelings towards the immigration system, not Tamils themselves. `I think there is a growing frustration,` said spokesman Manjula Selvarajah.


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National-brian.lilley@sunmedia.ca Posted By BRIAN LILLEY

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This is against HR rules!
How the heck can Canada do this to innocent people?
Thivya we are all out to help you.Right now I am fasting honey.(Sunrise to sunset)
NO Big Macs but just some 'Kanji'.
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Andawaane, USD40,000 x 495 wasted!!
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'I think it shows Canadians feel they are being taken advantage of,' said Collacott. The Canadian Tamil Congress believes the poll results are a reflection on feelings towards the immigration system, not Tamils themselves. 'I think there is a growing frustration,' said spokesman Manjula Selvarajah.


They have a point here. It's the same thing in Europe.

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The Canadian Tamil Congress believes the poll results are a reflection on feelings towards the immigration system, not Tamils themselves. 'I think there is a growing frustration,' said spokesman Manjula Selvarajah.


http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2010/8/59583_space.html
Some Sinhala donkeys are trying twist the poll conducted by a conservative anti immigrant Canadian Tabloid to badmouth the Tamils and show that the Canadians hate the Tamils.
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The fact is the vast majority of Canadians are not racists or violent hate mongers but they are against illegal migration regardless of the race or nationality. Similar backlash happened when the boatload of Sikhs showed up in Halifax and when the Czechoslovakians, Croats and Serbs abused the generous Canadian refugee system. The Canadian government changed the immigration laws and asked the nationals from those countries to acquire visa before entering Canada to stop them from abusing the Refugee System of Canada.
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Ha ha Thivya exposed :)))
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but they are against illegal migration regardless of the race or nationality.

That's what they are objecting to.

Similar backlash happened when the boatload of Sikhs showed up in Halifax and when the Czechoslovakians, Croats and Serbs abused the generous Canadian refugee system.

What about the Peelam gangsters who extorted money from non LTTE Tamils and abused the same system?
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