The federal budget released this week proudly declares: “Economic Action Plan 2012 announces the government’s intention to build a fast and flexible economic immigration system whose primary focus is on meeting Canada’s labour market needs.”
Very well. Let all doubts be put to rest. Immigrants are not human beings, not families, not cultural and social producers, not eating, sleeping, drinking, loving bodies — just automatons, labour, just the “inputs” necessary for the market to keep pumping profit.
And who is the market? Big business. Several major banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Capital Markets, TD Bank Financial Group, Desjardins, Royal Bank, and Scotiabank shaped this budget and it shows. To these people, im/migrants are nothing but fodder for the profit beast.