Feds warned of tipping point in public support for immigration levels

Internal data prepared by the Immigration Department for a committee of deputy ministers shows a majority of Canadians support current immigration levels, but this support drops when they are informed of how many immigrants actually come in every year.


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OTTAWA — The federal government has been warned to take a cautious approach to publicly debating immigration over fears of reaching a “tipping point” that could undermine public support for welcoming immigrants.

Internal data prepared by the Immigration Department for a committee of deputy ministers shows a majority of Canadians support current immigration levels, but this support drops when they are informed of how many immigrants actually come in every year.

Government was advised was to tread carefully in any high-profile debate on immigration levels when engaging with the public on the issue.

Keith Banting, research chair on public policy at Queen’s University, has studied Canada’s changing perception of multiculturalism policies and says he has seen a growth in overall support for current immigration levels.

But when it comes to increasing the number of immigrants, opinion becomes more divided.

Banting says he believes government is nervous about public willingness to accept a dramatic shift in immigration levels.

The Canadian Press


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  1. WISH YOU ASSHOLES WOULD TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH !!! CANADIANS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE HUMONGOUS AMOUNT OF PEOPLE BEING LET INTO CANADA LIKE THE CURRENT FLOOD !!!

  2. In other words, so long as you don’t let the public know the real numbers, they will continue to support you?

    Transparency in it’s finest form!

  3. The numbers are staggering and it’s such bullshit that Canada is allowing this! Background checks etc. ya right. And what about the hundreds if not thousand that the Canadian government doesn’t where they are now because they have disappeared into other cities and provinces! They don’t tell us

  4. If the immigrant prays to a black rock five times a day, worships a lier, thief, pedophile, wife beater, rapist and murderer, and says that you should be beheaded because you do not believe the same, then we do not want these pagans.

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