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Monday, October 24, 2016

Legal information for refugees entering Canada.

I have seen information on immigration laws in Canada, re-uniting refugee families, how the refugee process works and a refugees rights after entering Canada; but nothing giving refugees a basic understanding of the everyday laws in Canada.  Laws such as assault, rape, minor children, kidnapping for the purpose of human trafficking, treatment of gays and lesbians, equality of all (including women), and the list goes on.

Time and time again, I have heard of refugees breaking our laws and the laws of other European and Western countries, and nothing is done because they use the excuse that they didn't know, or that they had sexual urges that they couldn't control.  Well, isn't it about time that all refugees and immigrants are given an outline of Canada's basic laws before they come here, so that if they break them, they are treated just like everyone else - or is that idea just too outlandish a thought?

Perhaps our glorious Federal Government should produce a pamphlet, in various languages, for this important purpose.  What do you think?

It could include such important things like:

1. The legal age in Canada is 19 years of age.  Sexual contact with anyone under that age by anyone over that age is considered rape, and you will probably go to jail.
2. Gays and Lesbians are treated the same as anyone else, and women, are considered equal to men.
3. All types of religion are accepted in Canada, and you have the right to practice your own religion, but not force it upon others.
4. Religion and Government are two distinct things, and one does not affect the other.  There is only one law in Canada and that is found in it's constitution.
5. Using any kind of physical force on another person is considered assault, and you could go to jail.  Even threatening bodily harm another person can be considered illegal.
6. Drinking and driving vehicles is illegal if your blood/alcohol level is too high.
7. If you cause the death of another person, that is considered murder in most cases, and you will probably go to jail.
8. If you are not a citizen of Canada and you are a threat to Canadians, you will be deported.  Oops, I think the Liberals believe this is incorrect and racist.
9. Defecating in public is illegal.
10. Disturbing the quiet enjoyment of others is illegal.

Please feel free to add to this list.