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Old 05-19-2022, 07:35 PM
 
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Just curious. I am aware Canada has a large immigrant population from India.

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Old 05-19-2022, 08:07 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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From my perspective the first word that comes to mind is industrious.

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Old 05-19-2022, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Rivière-du-Loup
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There is lots of racism and discrimination against Indian subcontinent in Canada. To call a person a "paki" is used as a racist insult and sometimes also the way people talk about punjabi people. Indian subcontinent immigrants are used like cheap workers and 2nd tier citzens. Many immigrants leave Canada because it isn't worth it with the racism and poor economy.
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:09 AM
 
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From my perspective the first word that comes to mind is industrious.

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X2.

I give thanks for their immigration to Canada to bolster every facet of our economy from Medical profession to Engineering.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine...ation_in_India

One million engineering grads per year!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuarta...h=4cba287f2b5f
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Old 05-20-2022, 11:53 AM
 
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Who remembers the mass murder of Indians living in Canada?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182
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Old 05-20-2022, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Who remembers the mass murder of Indians living in Canada?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182
I remember it as being big, on-going news here.
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:58 PM
 
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Who remembers the mass murder of Indians living in Canada?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182
I remember it VERY well indeed because at the time I was on a 6 month regular weekly scheduled RapidAir commute to Montreal flying out of Toronto on Monday Am returning Friday evening. My committee arrived at the check-in to be confronted for the very first time, after putting luggage on the conveyor rollers to the "arms up and out to the side wanding" by security staff commissionaires who by happenstance, were predominantly of Indian origin.

After the wand alerted to my belt buckle, my watch and all of that typical pipe smoking junk I was carrying, I was told to put all of those items in a plastic tray and get re-wanded so there was quite a bit of reversing and turning around for a re-do which caused a complete cluster-fugg in the check-in area.

This, in keeping with the commuter nature of RapidAir flights being a very lemming-like process ratcheted up the already barely restrained ire of some passengers.

To say the confusion generated and vociferously expressed by some along the vein of "let's get this straight; you guys blow up a plane killing hundreds, and the result is the rest of us have to submit to you guys checking us for bombs?" After taking seats in the boarding lounge, the loud discussions and dirty looks aimed back at the security screening were something really new to the whole boring commuter flight process.

Can you imagine the uproar if that "you guys" statement were to be vocally expressed today? Boy howdy!

At the other end in Mnt'l back in those days, various taxi and limo outfits paid for exclusive rights to pick up passengers at the airport and we had contracted with an outfit that had Lincoln Town cars to provide three of them on a weekly basis to and from the inner city. Guess what ethnicity a few of the drivers were? They very often opened the discussion with questions of what we thought of the whole mess and commiserated that it would all end very badly for those Sikhs with extremist views making targets of their host country's citizens. What else could one have expected them to say?

In the main, that whole period in Canadian history bubbled to a quiet end with the vast majority of Sikhs being simply peace loving and respect-for-life individuals wanting nothing whatsoever to do with killing innocent people to further some futile cause in India.

None of us would ever have thought back then that whole airport security inconvenience would be anything other than temporary in nature. We could not have been more wrong.
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Old 05-25-2022, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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They always eating good food at home.
Also, corporal punishment is very common, and kids don’t often get to choose their future occupation. Very strict rules about dating for both boys and girls. First generation immigrants are very conservative in ways that make me wonder why they moved to a liberal democracy.
Indian approach to education makes the kids great at formulaic thinking and learning by rote, but not so good at abstract thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving. As a result, they thrive in STEM fields, but don’t have much of a presence in the arts and more creative fields.
Those are some of my own stereotypes and ones I’ve encountered.
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Old 05-25-2022, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Canada
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They always eating good food at home.
Also, corporal punishment is very common, and kids don’t often get to choose their future occupation. Very strict rules about dating for both boys and girls. First generation immigrants are very conservative in ways that make me wonder why they moved to a liberal democracy.
Indian approach to education makes the kids great at formulaic thinking and learning by rote, but not so good at abstract thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving. As a result, they thrive in STEM fields, but don’t have much of a presence in the arts and more creative fields.
Those are some of my own stereotypes and ones I’ve encountered.
Well, that's one stereotype I've never heard before considering the wealth of Indian Canadian writers.

Canadian writers who were born in India and write mostly in English, include Bharati Mukherjee, Rohinton Mistry, Stephen Gill, Uma Parameswaran, Saros Cowasjee, S. Padmanab, Lino Leitao, Sophia Mustafa, M. Chaubey, Shiv Chopra, S. Padmanab, and Kuldip Gill. Bharati Mukherjee has moved to the United States.

https://www.pakistanchristianpost.co...on-details/193

https://www.caleidoscope.in/caleidos...n-literature-2
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