Monday, November 21, 2005

Thought du jour

Just received this little tidbit of information and wanted to share..................

It is interesting that the Federal government provides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 and each can also get an additional $580.00 in social assistance for a total of $2,470.00.

This compares very well to a single pensioner who after contributing to the growth and development of Canada for 40 to 50 years can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!
That would throw a wrench onto Joe Volpe's immigration plans now wouldn't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or you could do some research and find out that this story is a nasty urban myth.

The Organization of News Ombudsmen's site keeps a copy of a Toronto Star article online.

This article debunks the refugee/pensioners email and explains how the whole story got started.

Maybe you could forward that to whomever sent you that hate-filled email.