Money: Wealthy Chinese nationals will use it to hire lawyers to threaten a lawsuit to protest the Canadian government's shuttering of the Immigrant Investor Programme that allowed them to immigrate to Canada because of it.
The cancelling of the 28-year-old policy, unpopular among Canadians and criticized for fraud and its diminishing returns, was decried as "abrupt" as 45,500 applications from the Chinese mainland were terminated last week.
But it's not about the money if you listen to the applicants point of view. Rong Bing, a 47-year-old businessman, was devastated at the decision. As reported by the South China Morning Post, Rong said:
"I thought Canada was a place that underpins justice, trust and democracy, but the abrupt, unilateral decision to scrap the scheme has left us very, very disappointed," he said. "A refund of our application fees will not make up for all the preparation put in."
It's not the first time citizens of the People's Republic of China have attempted to assert their right to make an application to immigrate to the sovereign nation of Canada. They did so in 2012 as well as in 2013 in regards to a huge backlog of applications, making Canada analogous to that busy and packed Chinese restaurant that everyone wants to eat at, but will sue the managment if their number scrawled upon a scrap piece of paper is taking too long to get called.
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