Dear Mr Trudeau, pt. 8

Look, I forced myself to write a HUNDRED letters, okay? They can’t all be solid gold. Spread some positivity, even if you have to repeat yourself. Peace.

36.

Dear Mr Trudeau,

We have the temporary foreign worker program that allows a lot of companies to hire foreign workers for disgustingly low wages. That program is already pretty controversial and unpopular. Why not replace it with a temporary work permit program for political refugees?

Thank you,

Shannon

37.

Dear Mr Trudeau,

The unemployment rate in Canada may be higher than we’d like, but there’s plenty of work to be done. We can’t rest until all people are safe and cared for. Please remember this when you’re deciding how many refugees to admit.

Thank you,

Shannon

38.

Dear Mr Trudeau,

The better we treat Muslim immigrants and refugees, the worse it makes the rest of the Muslim world look. They turn their close neighbours away and threaten them with violence, we gladly take them in. We can use this as an opportunity to shame them into better behaviour.

Thank you,

Shannon

39.

Dear Mr Trudeau,

The “War on Terror” was a bad idea. First of all, terror isn’t a country or a person. You can’t fight with it, you might as well fight with your own shadow. If you go around bombing your own shadow, you’re not going to kill it, you’re just going to irritate a lot of innocent bystanders.

The war on terror is idiotic. The smarter thing to do is to treat the oppressed in Muslim countries better than their own countries treat them. Those who hate the West will change their minds soon enough. If they don’t, their children will.

Thank you,

Shannon

40.

Dear Mr Trudeau,

There are lots of jobs available in the Great Frozen North. Librarian, social worker, gas station attendant, things like that. No one wants to live in Iqualuit, because it is cold and terrible. But maybe if there were more people there it wouldn’t be so bad. After all, Iceland does okay. We have room for Syrian refugees in Iqualuit.

Cheers,

Shannon

41.

Dear Mr Trudeau,

I don’t have room in my house for a refugee family, unfortunately. I’m 26, I live in a rooming house with about 12 other people and all the rooms here are full. But my parents have an empty room in their house, and I’m leaning on them. I’ll donate through my church, also.

We’ve got room for refugees, please let them in.

Thank you,

Shannon

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Shannon has been writing brief essays and occasional how-to articles at Rocketships, Unaffiliated (.ca) whenever inspiration strikes, since 2012.

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