“Four decades ago, even when the gap between local wages and housing prices was not nearly as severe as it is today, economist Gordon Soules published an eye-opening book titled The Housing Crisis: Causes, Effects, Solutions… In it, Art Phillips, Bill Vander Zalm and Mike Harcourt detail a fist-full of reasons that house prices were so high in Metro Vancouver, including lack of zoning density and inadequate social housing… The politicians did not shy away from how high immigration rates and foreign capital were among the biggest contributors to the city’s rising prices – phenomenons re-confirmed this year by UBC geographers David Ley, Dan Hiebert and other scholars” – and – “I maintain that the primary approach to solving the housing problem in the Greater Vancouver area lies in the immediate reduction and future control of immigration.” – Then-mayor Art Phillips of Vancouver, mid-1970’s (1).
“A 67 (sic) anniversary China National Day flag-raising ceremony was held in Vancouver City Hall at 11am on September 30, 2016. Kerry Jang, a Vancouver City Councillor and acting Mayor, hosted this gathering… The red scarf he wore during that ceremony has a strong political implication, meaning the struggle for communism.”
The above quote is a copy-and-paste of an email message received today from Immigration Watch Canada. The issue is not yet shown on their website.
“(Immigration Minister) John McCallum recently returned from a trip to China, where he lobbied officials to double or even triple the number of visa application centres in the country in an effort to open more doors for Chinese students, workers and tourists… However, he acknowledged there are limits to the government’s ability to disperse migrants, as once people become permanent residents they have a constitutional right to move wherever they want.” (1).
“These people (promoters of Mainland China such as Jia Wang, Deputy Director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta) are here to defend Mainland China and to portray Mainland China as a benevolent actor in the world’s affairs. She and others know that, with the collusion of business interests in the West, Mainland China has largely de-industrialized the West and has become a colonial power. She and others will do all they can to hide the truth and distort reality in order to further China’s interests.” (*).
“…there is publicly available information stating clearly that Western counter-intelligence agencies have identified Confucius Institutes as forms of spy agencies used by the [Chinese] government and employed by the [Chinese] government… A common strategy used by the Confucius Institute in many countries over the years was manipulating political views and comments by means of political infiltration.” (*)
“Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented move to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Ratification of the international accord by Cabinet was made without debate or public consultation.” – Green Party press release.
“Hong Kong emigrant Meena Wong has launched a bid to become the first Chinese mayor of Vancouver, one of the world’s most Chinese cities outside Asia… Wong… was born in Beijing but moved to Hong Kong in the 1970s at the age of 11. Eight years later, she moved to Vancouver as a student, then to Toronto where she became an assistant to Hong Kong emigrant Olivia Chow, who is running for the mayoralty of Toronto…” – South China Morning Post (SCMP) Sept. 8th, 2014.
“Asked by a reader about how she would be different than former mayor David Miller, Chow answered ‘I’m not white. Not male. Want to start there?’… Chow made headlines for appealing to a specific demographic last week after urging citizens of Toronto living in Hong Kong to end the ‘embarrassment’ of Rob Ford’s tenure by voting for her in the forthcoming mayoral election. Chow moved from Hong Kong to Canada with her family when she was 13 years old.” – Huffington post, April 2014, (emphasis added). (1).
These two items are by economics professor Peter Navarro and entrepreneur Greg Autry, and provide a well-documented and profound warning to Americans (and the West) about the threats posed to them by aggressive Chinese economic exploitation, economic and military spying, and outright colonization, both in America and elsewhere.
“Many of these projects are focusing on building housing developments. Others are focusing on buying up dairy farms, cattle ranches, meat packing plants, and other sources of American food supplies. Still more are focused on getting a piece of American energy sources. Some of the centers are state run, others are private investment entities… the immigrants running these projects can also expect government sponsored benefits such as federal and state grants (taxpayer dollars) tax breaks or perhaps no sales taxes on supplies and materials they purchase to put the projects in place.”