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  • Bermy
    April 27, 2012 - 19:34

    Thank you for posting Laurie...I agree with you 100%. I also lived overseas and the ignorance of (some) Newfoundlanders horrifies me. This country is born on immigrants and multiculturalism. Get with the times people and look around. This is our chance to make someone else's experience an unforgettable one. Show them the true hospitality of a Newfoundlander. Let's stand together and make this a better place for everyone!

  • mira parai
    April 26, 2012 - 14:23

    Definitely ethnic food is good to enjoy in a safe non violent country. However the supplied food comming from those countries where greedy suppliers are only looking at profit ignoring CHILD LABOR, HARMFUL PRESERVATIVES outdated products. Cosuming the delicious ethnic food which has no authenticity of Inspection and safety is good for the tongue. however may in time result extraburden on health care system paid by NEW and OLD Canadians. Example: formalin used in frozen fish from Bangladesh and Toooo good spices leading to Gastric Acid Reflux disease in ---- new and old Canadians.

  • jeffer
    April 26, 2012 - 05:09

    hey petten, keep eating those vienna sausages and purity crackers. a good ol heart attack should shut you up soon enough.

  • Sarah
    April 25, 2012 - 12:42

    Very informative article, thank you. The Food Security Network NL did a study on this topic in 2009 called Building Stronger Refugee and Immigrant Communities Through Increased Food Security. It looked at the food security situation in St. John's and Corner Brook for refugees and immigrants and part of the study focused on the ability to access foods from people's homelands. The report is here if anyone is interested in learning more: http://www.foodsecuritynews.com/Resources.htm

  • John Petten
    April 25, 2012 - 10:29

    This is hilarious. Not sure why we feel obliged to cater to "new Canadians". If we went to their countries they would make absolutely no effort to bring in vienna sausages or purity crackers... Not to mention their political ideologies and beliefs are incompatible with Canadian held values and beliefs...such as DEMOCRACY. We should take the route of France. Ban the burka, ban praying in public, and ban halal. Because it is all foolish, and incompatible with our democratic values and beliefs in Canada.

    • Laurie
      April 25, 2012 - 17:37

      Mr Petten, You seem to have an agenda that has nothing to do with this article. People like you disappoint me: diversity and multiculturalism make a society stronger. As a Newfoundlander who has spent the last 10 years living abroad I know for a fact that "their" countries do attempt to cater to foreigners. I know how hard it is to adapt to a new country and any small comforts of home help ease the transition. I happen to love the international section as Sobeys, you need to open your mind a little.