Canada through the eyes of an immigrant

Thursday, December 9, 2010

AIDS patients not welcome in Montreal and Canada

Around the city of Montreal you will find billboards with strong messages against stereotyping and discrimating those with HIV or AIDS. This is an opportune time as Montreal and the World were celebrating World AIDS Day on the 1st of December. These billboards are ironic because those asylum seekers from Africa suffering from Aids are not allowed in Montreal.  The discrimination is already underway as we are talking. As a refugee, before coming to Canada, you have to undergo a costly medical check-up to ensure that you are healthy and ‘fit for immigration’. I still remember a family who were found with the HIV virus and were therefore refused the opportunity to immigrate. They are still in a Tanzanian refugee with one if their children dead. On the other hand, a Canadian with HIV/AIDS can go anywhere he/she wants. This is survival of the fittest.

 Is this reasonable?

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1 comment:

dsinla said...

View the Award winning documentary "House of Numbers" to see why questions about this
must be raised, and why deeper issues about HIV and AIDS need to be
discussed. Lives are at risk. This is the first documentary ,with the worlds
foremost authorities, that highlights the fundamental problems with HIV
testing, science, and statistics, It sheds new light on a misunderstood
phenomenon., for which there is still no cure. GO to to see the trailer.