After being celebrating like a hero, an honouree Filipino and somebody who, apparently, cares for the Filipino community the end result is sure a total contradiction what he led us Filipinos to believe.
Kenney, under much pressure, from the obsessive and radical Filipino advocacy groups decided to make “improvements “ to the Live-in caregiver program.
To sum it all up, all fees including recruitment, airfare, medical now falls on the Canadian employer. On the surface it sounds like a great idea but the reality is that the majority of families who hire nannies are not wealthy by all means and it has simply become too costly to do so. On top of is, there is no protection whatsoever for a family who may pay out as much as $ 3000- 5000. – for the whole deal meaning a caregiver can walk away from the job the moment she steps into Canada.
End result = no more employers = opportunities for caregivers are eliminated
( Do I hear the advocacy groups cheering ??)
Is this a coincidence or strategic planning? Well, one must assume our honourable Jason Kenney is a pretty bright guy, right??
I mean he is young, ambitious, a workaholic with little or no private life…he must be pretty intelligent and in touch with his portfolio..right ?
Rumours have it that he is eyeing the Prime Minister’s position although I would highly recommend he’ll find himself a nice wife and a couple of kids first.
If I was a dating service I would suggest a nice gal like Wilma, Fred Flintstones’ wife.
I just cannot see the Canadian public voting for a 42 year old single religious workaholic with an obsessive disorder for chicken curry.
Even though the conservatives are trying to push the religious fundamentalist right wing agenda down our throat…Jason Kenney as a prime minister… no that isn’t going to happen anytime soon!!
It is well known that Kenney and his party are drooling over the ethnic communities, they will be the key in the next election and, surprise, Canada has a huge Filipino community.
Oh and let me also mention that the riding of Eglinton –Lawrence has a huge Filipino community as well ….
I am sure 100 % positive Kenney dreams about reaching his so desperately wanted majority government every single night in his 4 hour sleep.
I have this unhealthy vision of Kenney in light blue pyjamas with pink little Buddha’s dreaming about Election Day reaching a majority!!
If the conservatives ever do get a majority, his constitutions in his riding Calgary south east will be jumping up and down as well to have their Member of Parliament back. I understand he hasn’t been in Calgary since the Flames won the Stanley Cup.
So Kenney and his partners in crime had this Machiavellian idea to kill two birds at the same time:
1.) Convince the gullible & naive Filipino community that Kenney actually cares for him so they think he is the absolute hero! Be celebrated like a god with good whole sum Filipino food!! And get lots of Filipino votes, yeah right !!
2.) Implement changes to the Live in caregiver program that will obviously kill or decrease the number of opportunities by making it simply too expensive for Canadian families.
Deep down, Kenney wants less caregivers arriving in Canada.
I personally have always believed that this Conservative party is really very anti immigrant no matter what they say!! Kenney comes across like the the saviour of the multicultural communities but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he is really after the Caucasian high skilled immigrants that have long gone missing from the Canadian’s immigration system.
Kenney just announced a new “ balanced “ refugee protection Bill C-11, one does hope that this bill is more balanced than the new LCP changes otherwise, I am afraid, we won’t be seeing any refugees at all in Canada.
Well, our Immigration Minister is not as smart as he thought as job prospects for caregivers have super quickly declined since implementation of the new changes April 1, 2010.
Declining in such a super speed that the Filipino community and advocacy groups are already starting to see the big picture and the fact that they have been utterly fooled into believing that Kenney actually wants the best for them.
(Come on Jason, how stupid do you think the Filipinos are ???)
Apparently, several staffing agencies specialising in caregivers have been warning Jason Kenney that these changes would reduce eligible employers and diminish the caregiver placement industry. He chose very deliberately not to listen to them.
The bottom line is that he wants them out and gone otherwise he would not have made it so overly and outrageously expensive for hardworking and taxpaying Canadian families to hire caregivers.
Let’s face it, a Canadian families is not going to pay thousands and thousands of dollars for the staffing fee , airfare , medical and workers compensation of a caregiver that can and has the legal right to walk away from a family after a few days.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see through Kenney’s ulterior motive.
He bloody well knew that a typical hardworking Canadian family would not succumb to such enormous financial risk.
Canadian families are not in the habit of gambling their money away.
So, here is the deal:
Mark my words, Jason Kenney wants to keep Filipino caregivers out of Canada that is why he has implemented these new “ improvements “
This man has no heart at all …a true conservative politician!!
Former Filipina overseas nanny