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  P.O. Box 332, Stn. "B"
  Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 5L3                   INTERNET
  Telephone: (905) 897-7221     
  Fax: (905) 277-3914    

          I  M  M  I  G  R  A  T  I  O  N     R  E  F  O  R  M

                            Time to Speak Up

After thirty years of relentless immigration and taxpayer subsidized
scams, excesses, abuses and boners, the immigration department is ready
to hear from you.  At long last, the government has asked ordinary
Canadians what they think of immigration.  The Legislative Review
Committee has tabled 172 recommendations -- some of them sound.  But
whatever happened to all the other reports and recommendations?  The
immigration department admits that the polls they themselves commission
are not used to set 'policy', but rather to shape 'communications

The guy in the street has been browbeaten into invertebrate silence -
bullied with a single word - "RACIST!"  So a system that should have
long since collapsed under the weight of its own putrescence, clings to
tax-generated life support.  And every patronage appointee, beneficiary,
social worker, mentor, counsellor, advocate, activist, ESL teacher and
immigration lawyer in the land will pitch in to keep the old gravy train
up and running.  If you want to express your views, you'd better do so
now  -- or forever hold your peace.

Just once, if every Canadian devoted even ten minutes to sending a
stinging 'non-racist' message of rejection, the government might begin
to realize that individual jobs depend on your next vote.  Let's demand
a five year moratorium on ALL immigration from ALL sources while this
wounded nation sorts itself out.  Insist on a referendum at the end of

We can't just hope for the best.  Those who rely on this disasterous
system WILL fight to maintain it -- what will you do?  If you do
nothing, you endorse policy and practice.

Lucienne Robillard, the Minister of Immigration will consult with
interested parties on the following dates:

        Vancouver - Feb 27,
        Winnipeg - March 2,
        Toronto - March 3,
        Montreal - March 6,
        Halifax - March 9.

If you wish to be heard, you should advise the Legislative Review
Secretariat between now and February 6, 1998.  Groups or persons
selected to participate in the public meetings must ensure that written
material is submitted by the day of the meeting at the latest.

To appear in person at the these hearing, you must contact the
following by February 6:

           Mr. Renald Dussault, Secretariat,
           Legislative Review,
           Department of Citzenship and Immigration,
           Jean Edmonds Tower North,
           6th Floor,
           300 Slater Street,
           Ottawa Ontario
           K1A 1L1
           Fax: (613) 946-0581
If you wish to submit written material without participating in the
meetings (or live in one of the many affected areas where meetings will
not be held) you have until March 9, 1998 to forward your letter or
submission to the address listed above.

Sample letters will be available on the Canada First Immigration Reform
Committee's website in the next few weeks.

For copies of the Legislative Review Commitee's (168p and 37p) report:
Fax: (613) 946-0581

For information:  Benoit Chiquette, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister (613) 954-1064 Internet site:
Please make copies, hand out to family and friends - Let's save

  P.O. Box 332, Stn. "B"
  Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 5L3                   INTERNET
  Telephone: (905) 897-7221     
  Fax: (905) 277-3914    

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