WINNIPEG, MB –
A recent federal government probe into the citizenship status of hundreds of second generation Mennonites lead Ottawa to revoke its original invitation to all Mennonite people dating as far back as the 18th century.
“We were looking at the whole citizenship issue of Mennonites from South America when we started looking at the whole Menno-thing,” federal government spokesperson Elvira Gauthier said. “Modern Canada might not be the best fit for Mennonites. We think it is best they leave.”
Originally, Mennonites were allowed and invited to come to Canada to escape revolutions in Russia and the U.S.A. At first, it was a win-win situation with Canada needing settlers and farmers and Mennonites needing a sanctuary to avoid persecution and military participation. Today it is seen as an uncomfortable arrangement.
“Things have settled down in Russia lately so we don’t see any reason why they can’t go back,” Gauthier said. “As a government we are growing weary of their aversion to military duty. It was a pain during both world wars and, if we end up having to get into it with the U.S.A. at some point, we can’t have a huge group opting out again.”
The plan is for all Mennonites originating from Russia, Mexico and South America to start returning home by the end of the year. Mennonites who came to Canada from the United States during the American Revolution will not be deported as it has been deemed unsafe to return. Once political stability returns to the U.S.A. the green light will be given to them to go back.
Members of Parliament who are Mennonite will also be required to leave, including Portage la Prairie’s Supreme Political Leader, Murphy Braun. Braun’s maiden name is Klippenstein, a family coming from Prussia in the late 1800’s.
“I think it is good for Canada,” Portager Pat Perkins said. “I don’t mind the Mennonites. They did a lot of good, but times up I guess.”
An abundance of agricultural land in Southern Ontario and across the prairies along with valuable real estate in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia will be repatriated during the upcoming migration.
“We took a lot of land from First Nations during the homesteading program of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and gave it to immigrants like the Mennonites,” Gauthier explained. “With them gone we can settle most of the outstanding land claims and get the First Nations off our backs. This will be really good for Canada.
Since arriving in Canada, Mennonites have become successful farmers, entrepreneurs and some have even become political leaders and musicians.
“The original intent of the government was to have them stay on reserves and remain marginalized and isolated,” Gauthier reasoned. “We didn’t expect them to go beyond the original Mennonite reserves and start dominating the culture and society in many jurisdictions. They are an enterprising group for sure. I’m sure they will be just as successful back in Russia and South America.”
Leaders from Russia, Mexico, Bolivia, Belize, and Paraguay have all signed agreements to welcome their Mennonites back.
C.I.P.P.-TV did not include interviews from any actual Mennonites because they were upset and negative and our mandate as a station is to provide a positive reflection of our community.
“The government will be happy to get rid of Mennonite representatives like Portage la Prairie’s Supreme Political Leader Murphy Braun because they share a strange right-wing, pseudo-religious perspective that is sympathetic to the American Regime,” Gauthier said. “It’s odd, they are pacifists but support gun ownership, are pro-Israel and are comfortable with America’s military agenda.”
Since arriving in Canada, Mennonites en masse have moved from a secluded religious existence to a more toned down secular life-style while maintaining an awkward spiritual aloofness and moral superiority. This has made them more widely accepted by Canadian society without being fully integrated.
“Mennonites are part of Canada’s rich cultural history and we wish them the best in their new-old home,” Gauthier said. “Those countries, fortunate enough to welcome them back, will come to enjoy their odd but hard-working and enterprising ways.”
Canada will miss Mennonite expertise in running thrift stores and making quilts but the elimination of their contributions to the countries culinary landscape will be welcomed.
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