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#WelcomeToCanada (check the hashtag, joyful)


74 Responses to “#WelcomeToCanada”


  1. 6 GGail
    December 11, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Happy faces for a Happy Friday – YAY!!!

  2. 7 GGail
    December 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Congrats Bill on First! My finger hit Post Comment faster than my brain could register who was on First ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 8 GGail
    December 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    PM Trudeau looks like he could be one of the guys on The Bachelor ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. December 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    My sister lives in B.C. and is a Canadian citizen. It is a small timber town on Vancouver, Island. I’m amazed at the diversity there when I visit,a large Sikh community and temple, Latino and Asian community. She runs a Tibetan Buddhist center our of her property, with a resident Tibetan refugee priest. He daughter is half Tibetan and is married to a Tibetan refugee who is the local coordinator for an intercultural relations consortium. Refugees are welcome there and there is amazing harmony between the immigrant and longer term residents. It is amazing that Canada has such a different, less hateful, divisive culture than ours. That is true at least from what I have seen.

  5. 11 vcprezofan2
    December 11, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. 24 GGail
    December 11, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I remember the Airport in Toronto very well. It is Huuuuuuuge and well maintained.

  7. December 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    • December 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      You gotta see this video!

    • 32 Judith Fardig
      December 11, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Well done, Canada and PM Trudeau! I guess their screening process isn’t 18 months like ours.

      • 33 vcprezofan2
        December 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

        Judith, I’m guessing the government here thinks of screening less in terms of time and more in terms of steps that are followed.

        Security and health screening
        Protecting the safety, security and health of Canadians and refugees is a key factor in guiding the Government of Canada’s actions throughout this initiative.

        Each individual Syrian refugee that Canada welcomes will undergo a robust, multi-layered screening:

        1. Refugee identification before referral to IRCC
        2. Immigration and security interview by experienced visa officers
        3. Identity and document verification; biometric and biographic collection
        4. Health screening
        5. Identity confirmation prior to departure
        6. Identity verification upon arrival

        xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        There are five phases outlined briefly at this link..

        http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/welcome/overview.asp

  8. 34 yardarm756
    December 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    It’s about that time………here’s 3 hours worth to get us started.

  9. 35 Vicki
    December 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    A Zillion thanks for this post, Chips.
    So beautiful and heartwarming and I read thru the hashtag entries. Wow—so much generous and open heated welcome
    The Guardian has a very moving video which shows PM Trudeau welcoming his new citizens–he mentions that they all have health care and other ID and you see him helping with the warm down coats distribution that is going on.

    have a tissue handy

    • 36 Vicki
      December 11, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Yes!!! Bill posted the video I meant as I was typing that TOD needs to see it. . Thank you to Bill!

      • 37 0388jojothecat
        December 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm

        The WORLD needs to see this video. ..this is how you treat refugees escaping from their dysfunctional country thats at war.

  10. December 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    “No wars, and we can go to school safely.”

  11. December 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I wish we had open hearts like that.

    • 40 vcprezofan2
      December 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      I’d bet you do, Maryl, but the wingnuts get the airtime every time – in conjunction with the MSM they have the squeaky wheel thingie completely mastered. Sadly.

  12. 41 Vicki
    December 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    The BBC website has a similar video of PM Trudeau. If you enjoyed the first one, you will also like the BBC version.
    It shows the neatly labeled shelves of Canadian weather ready clothing and a rack of kids size down coats. And many boxes of teddy bears.

    This is what a country that understands what “values” means acts on those values.
    Refugees walking thru the terminal exit with what they will need to start a new life.

  13. December 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

  14. 43 Vicki
    December 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Meanwhile, in NYC, the second man who was part of the “3 men in a room” who run New York State
    Has been convicted on all counts.
    Dean Skelos, head of the State Senate joins Sheldon Silver head of the State Assembly now on the unemployment line. if you are convicted of a felony in NY you lose your seat immediately.

    If you are wondering who the third man in the room is—-Governor Andrew Cuomo. I’d bet the Gov isn’t going anyplace that doesn’t have a mens room close by.

  15. 44 vcprezofan2
    December 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

  16. 45 globalcitizenlinda
    December 11, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    the vote that some Dems took against refugees is something I think most will regret – political expediency ;

    that vote solidified my belief that if ordinary people must go to the frontlines in these fights for equality and against all kinds of discrimination and hate-mongering;

    like PBO told us during the campaigns (and reminds us to this day); change can only come from the bottom to up and ….. we have to be the change we seek;

    I was glad to see the religious leaders in my town come together and very strongly support our Muslim brothers and sisters;

    in some places, the mosques are having open houses this weekend and are welcoming non-Muslims to come and share our common humanity;

    I will soon be checking with the mosque near me to see if they are holding such an event

    • December 11, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      “One day, a Christian of America made up in his mind to test Jesus, saying, “Teacher, remind me on how I am to inherit eternal life.” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the New Testament? How do you read it?” And he answered, “I must have faith in him whom God has risen from the dead. It is a living faith which leads me to love God and my neighbor.” And Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

      But the Christian of America, didn’t fully appreciate the answer. He straightened his back. Cast a smirk of a smile and said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” …

      • 48 yardarm756
        December 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm

        The assumption is that the religious right have read their Bibles with a bit of comprehension. NOT!

        • December 12, 2015 at 6:23 pm

          That’s true, yardarm. I don’t even recognize their version of Christianity anymore. A few people who were my best friends went way over the edge and now support all the horrible people who spread fear, denigrate the poor, and are completely focused on who DOESN’T belong in their club; all the while they are trying to evangelize and ‘win souls’. I want to say, “you should try finding your own, first.”

  17. 50 sherijr
    December 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    O my goodness, I want to be Canadian. This is so beautiful and so right.

  18. December 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    “This soldier came back from combat not with hatred, but with perspective — and heโ€™s got a message to share.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/christ-herbert-veteran-facebook-post_566882e0e4b0f290e521a0ed

  19. December 11, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Happy Weekend TOD ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 55 arapaho415
    December 11, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Thanks Chips, for this uplifting thread, so many wonderful tweets yesterday and today about Canada’s warm welcome.

    Has Meta posted this from her timeline?

    Here’s my response — really feel it deserves a place when MSM roundup “decade in review” photos in 2019:

  21. December 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Whatever the outcome of these final negotiations, it seems clear that we are on the cusp of an historic moment for the planet that will arrive sometime this weekend.

  22. December 11, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  23. 60 arapaho415
    December 11, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Until my previous comment is released from moderation (:( ), here’s more #WelcomeToCanada tweets:

    • December 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Not a fan of Harper after all the damage. But pretty sure he would have done the same thing.
      Canada has always been welcoming to refugees.
      The way it should be. Bravo Trudeau!

  24. December 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Remember the Jade Helm fuss? Have you heard about the B-52 training? Probably not unless you live in the area and read the local papers. We hear the B-52s, etc. only if we are outside. We often heard them when we moved here in 1977, but not anymore.
    The link is only for subscribers. ;/
    Air Force wants to fly bomber runs over Campbell County
    http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/article_46ac4e8e-889f-58b7-adf6-3198e3706a7c.html#.VmtnBWGpCGg.twitter

    • December 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      From staff and wire reports
      Low flying B-1 and B-52 bombers could soon be a common sight in northern Campbell County.
      The U.S. Air Force wants to quadruple the airspace to conduct training exercises with its B-1 and B-52 bombers stationed in North and South Dakota. The expanded airspace would include much of northern Campbell County.
      Known as the Powder River Training Complex, the flight area now spans about 6,000 square miles and is centered just northwest of where South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana meet. The current airspace includes almost all of Crook County but ends at the Campbell County border.

    • December 11, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Ellsworth Powder River Training Complex site: http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/prtc.asp

  25. December 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, that video is so incredibly beautiful. What a wonderful rescue for these families.

  26. 67 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    December 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    THE CANADIAN WELCOMING TO REFUGEES IS EXACTLY THE WAY GOD INTENDED US TO BE…ANYTHING LESS IS A FAILURE AND WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO FAIL THE CREATOR OF OUR UNIVERSE? HOW CAN ANYONE WHO MISTREATS OTHERS LIVE WITH THEMSELVES?

  27. December 11, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    What a heart-warming video and post! Thanks Chips for posting. Kudos to PM Trudeau and YES OUI CANADA!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 70 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    December 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    FOR ME…SATURDAY IS GOING TO BE A RUSH THROUGH THE TOY DEPT. I FORGOT…IT’S THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE CHANNEL 6 TOY DRIIVE…IT WILL BE SUCH FUN..I DO HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH TOYS…I HAVE TO PLAY WITH ALL OF THEM…GUESS I NEVER GREW UP!…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…THEN THEY ARE DELIVERED TO THE CHANNEL 6 STUDIO….!

  29. 71 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    December 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    OFF TO JAMA LAND AND A COMFY PILLOW IN FRONT OF THE TV……………………….TIME TO STRETCH! HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE!

  30. December 11, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    To bad we can’t send Trump supporters out of this country.

  31. December 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm


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