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  • Caplincod
    March 09, 2011 - 07:15

    Tis somewhat true that we fear strangers /foreigners (xenophobia big word LOL) from other countries, I personally don't think that will ever change since it's nature of the beast to fear the unknown and I don't think it is meant to be racest. Hence the intention for the portal site is to help newcomers (that doesn't necessarly mean they are from another country could be another canadian province) find necessary information to make a smoother transition in a new place. This portal site is a good start but not enough to welcome newcomers in our province/community. I would be more fearful of a Canadian stranger than a individual from another country simply because I know that the individual from the other country has been cleared to enter this country meaning they are not a criminal in fact majority are highly educated and eagar to work and do good for this country!! We seriously need to do more to retain our newcommers especially our foreign doctors and we need to do more than just welcome the Dr's, they are always kept busy at work while their spouses are at home feeling lonely and isolated (the spouse is usually the deciaion makers to stay or go!) Empathy is the key!! so if you ever have the opportunity to extend some kindness to a newcomer put yourself in their shoes and remember the little things count the most in life!! WELCOME

  • Joe Blow
    March 07, 2011 - 11:58

    I find there's a good deal of racism and xenophobia in this province (usually cloaked as "taking care of our own"). Then you have just plain ignorance as demonstrated here by Axle.

  • axle
    March 07, 2011 - 09:33

    it was like that in ontario until they let every joe blow into this country