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Ontario goes it alone on immigration, says Ottawa’s policy hurts province

posted Mar 18, 2012, 3:41 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 3:42 PM ]
joe friesen From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Mar. 02, 2012 8:59PM EST
Last updated Saturday, Mar. 03, 2012 10:09AM EST

Having seen its dominant share of Canadian immigration shrink over the past decade, Ontario is fighting back.

Ontario’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Charles Sousa said Friday that federal immigration policies are hurting Canada’s largest province.

In response, Mr. Sousa announced the creation of Ontario’s first-ever immigration strategy, which he says will be crucial to the province’s economic future. He also called on the federal government to negotiate a new agreement on immigration with the province.

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