Here in Saskatoon, they seem to be cramping down on anything related to skepticism too. I mentioned elsewhere that all the stores have withdrawn philosophy/science sections. At Coles, I asked why and the worker just said that those materials don’t sell. She also said that the same is true now of Rand McNally and Indigo. It’s shocking to me. Self-help, pop-psychology is increased as is the religion sections. Population-wise, the stats are claiming that only a few thousand new immigrants have moved to Saskatoon in the last few years but something isn’t right. I live in an apartment complex that originally had a high majority of European Caucasians and only in two years, only myself and two or three others are non-recent immigrants. Nobody around me speaks English anywhere I go now. Although there are a few different new race variations, they are vastly Muslim!! Our cab drivers were all mixed race before. Now they too are virtually 100% Muslim too!
I welcome the increase when it helps to boost the bus use here since I’m hoping they increase the route currency. But I don’t welcome the new population with respect to our Multiculturalist concepts. Here, our laws encourage closed communities and special allowances for religious laws to be recognized in the court based on their cultural heritage. Our rents too have skyrocketed from an average of $500/mth for two a two-bedroom suite to an average of $1300/mth!