Michael, not racist at all, it's the truth. I was in India on business a few years back and witnessed a situation at a job site where a high-rise was being built. On the roof there was 3 workers on a old rickety scaffolding, in the pouring rain, using a mig welder that had duct tape all along the chord sitting in a massive puddle. I wish I had a picture of it, I couldn't believe it!Just guessing here ...
To drivers from other parts of the world, in both incidents noted above, this is a totally acceptable way of doing business. In general they come from a lawless society with a "I want everything for me and fuck everyone else" attitude that just doesn't play well in a civilized society that is governed by rules, regulations, and morality.
No doubt someone is going to accuse me of racism for that comment, but it is not meant that way. All I am saying is that persons that grow up in a culture that is not consistent with Canadian (North American?) culture find it very difficult to assimilate. The generalization that "this is the way we always did it back home" doesn't wash here.
The government needs to step up to the plate and make sure the people coming to join our society are aware that there is a bar setting the level of civility in our culture, and that while raising that bar is totally acceptable, and even encouraged, trying to sneak under it is not.
Just my humble 2 cents worth for the day