Canada is becoming a nation of immigrants

Canada Immigration

Canada has the fastest-growing population of any G8 nation, with two-thirds of the growth coming from immigration. These newcomers are radically transforming our elite educational institutions. This is especially true of immigrants from Philippines, India and China, who collectively make up about a third of all migrants to Canada, and who tend to exhibit high levels of academic performance.

There’s a century-old precedent for all of this. At Harvard University in 1908, Jews represented only about 9% of the student body. By 1925, following on the great waves of immigrants from Europe and Russia, the proportion had gone up to 28%. At Columbia, the number reached 40%. Twenty-eight per cent of Jews at Harvard in the 1920s graduated with distinction, versus just 15% for gentiles. But just a quarter of Jews participated in Harvard athletics, half the rate for gentiles.

Sound familiar?

No doubt it’s true that Canadian children could stand to watch a little less television and do a little more homework.


Canada will sell oil to China

Stephen Harper: "It's that simple."

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) – Canada will sell more oil to China but won’t shy away from raising the issue of human rights.

Canada has abundant supplies of virtually every form of energy and will sell to whoever wants to buy. “It’s that simple,” Harper said. “But in relations between China and Canada, you should expect us to continue to raise issues of fundamental freedoms and human rights.”

These remarks to a business group in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou were his first public comments on human rights since he arrived in China on Tuesday.

There were no senior Chinese officials in attendance.