Thursday, June 07, 2007

Fraser Institute planning immigrant bashing conference

With a line up of speakers seemingly picked from Canada's biggest islamophobes and what looks like an agenda of fear-mongering and gross over simplification, the right wing Fraser Institute is holding a 'Conference on Immigration Policy, Border Controls and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States' in Toronto at the end of June.

By 'the Terrorist Threat', they make it clear in their press release that they mean Islamic terrorism specifically and perhaps even solely. They seem to show no interest in state sponsored terrorism, home grown terrorism, white racist terrorism, anti-abortion terrorism - any terrorism that isn't brown in other words.

Among the featured speakers are the Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente and Ezra Levant - Ezra, did I miss the Western Standard's apology to Maher Arar and his family for the vicious campaign of vilification and innuendo your magazine subjected them to? Somehow I don't think so.

The conference will be held June 28 - 29, 2007 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Mark it on your calendars. I think if I lived in the area I might be politely and peacefully picketing such a racially charged conference featuring so many of the Canadian right wing's usual suspects.

Maybe not entirely politely.

2 comments:

Mushroom said...

I would be concerned if there were more intellectual heavyweights of the right there.

Unfortunately, there isn't. The headline speaker is a flaky journalist and a SUV driving neo-con wannabe from Alberta.

They can do much better.

BlueBerry Pick'n said...

*** SHRIEK ***

Damn corporatist gringos keep inviting those Fraser Institute hacks to little cocktail parties...

" .... OOOOH I'M SOOO IMPORTANT!! I socialize with the Beautiful People!!"

the Fraser Institute members should be ashamed of themselves.

why aren't they?

because CANADIANS are willing to provide them ESTEEM. a few protests would go down real nice these days, wouldn't they?



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