Tuesday, June 29, 2004

The multicultural cavalry rides to the Liberals' rescue

Kevin Michael Grace argues that it was recent immigrants to Canada that saved the Liberals in yesterday's election:

"If Canada's immigration pattern continues, the Conservatives are doomed.".

I'm not a paleoconservative, but here is a possibly interesting question inspired by Kevin's thoughts.

Many pro-immigration conservatives argue that many recent immigrants to Canada are in reality conservative minded. Lots of them are supposed to be conservative, and lots of these new Canadian conservatives are said to be social conservatives. If so, what were they doing on Monday night?

I find it hard to believe that many of these recent immigrants from morally conservative cultures would be only fiscal conservatives, who would switch votes after being frightened
into thinking that gay marriage or abortion rights were threatened.

Perhaps they interpret all the Liberals' talk about conservatism being "unCanadian" literally.