June 17, 2013 10:01 am
Updated: June 20, 2013 3:36 pm

Florida blogger warns about Canadians

Quebec and Canada flying flags photographed in Montreal.

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TORONTO — Canadians pose a “silent threat” to America, according to an editorial on the website of a Miami newspaper Monday.

The tongue-in-cheek (we hope!) Miami New Times blog takes aim at a part of the U.S. Senate’s immigration bill that will permit Canadians to spend up to eight months a year in the U.S. — up from the current six months.

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“These people, many of them do not even speak English as their first language. Do you realize this? They still pledge allegiance to the Queen. THE QUEEN,” Tim Elfrink writes. “Not to mention that the mayor of their biggest city allegedly smokes crack cocaine and the mayor of Quebec’s biggest town was just arrested this morning for corruption.”

Elfrink warns of Quebecois bikers “flooding your favourite beachside tiki bar with their poutine.”

An estimated half-million Canadians own property in Florida and Canadian tourists pump billions into the U.S. economy.

But Elfrink wonders if “these are the people you want to give free reign to roam our beaches and corrupt our children with their parliamentary democracy?”

Judging by some of the comments on the New Times blog, not all readers understood that Elfrink is (we hope!) joking.

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