Reader disgusted with government’s decisions regarding immigrants

Is this Canada? The deportation of the Cuban folks amplified my disgust for the federal government’s policies and priorities.

Dear Editor,

Is this Canada?

The deportation of the Cuban folks amplified my disgust for the federal government’s policies and priorities. I am aware of three other deportations based on an even greater reprehensible criteria. In the cases that I refer to the people are being deported because,” their health could become a burden for Canadian taxpayers”.

Case number one is a mother of four Canadian children. The result is that two children will remain in Canada with their father and two children will go with their mother when she is deported to the USA. The local school will lose two students and the community will lose two warm hearted, hard working adults. The reason for deportation -” health could become a burden to Canadian tax payers.”

Case number two is from CTV Atlantic. An older married couple is to be deported to the United Kingdom (our mother country) because one developed a kidney problem. Health could become a burden.

Case number three (this is unconfirmed and is through word of mouth). A Ponoka resident, working here for 12 years, spent four days in hospital and is being deported to the United Kingdom for the same reason.

How many more cases like these can there be across Canada? What will these people say about Canada when they are in their new home? This is another black mark on Canada’s reputation as a caring and compassionate country.

Today’s news announced that Canada was welcoming 60 millionaires as immigrants!

This is not my Canada.

Irene Kurta-Lovell