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Quebec immigrant program funnels rich newcomers to B.C.: Kenney

posted Apr 22, 2012, 12:06 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 22, 2012, 12:06 AM ]
By Peggy Curran, Postmedia News April 20, 2012 Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL — Nine out of 10 wealthy immigrants accepted into Quebec's investor immigrant program never come to Quebec, federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Friday.

"I do think it is peculiar that the province that was given power to select immigrants primarily to reinforce the French fact in Quebec is in fact flipping Asian people into Vancouver," Kenney said during a meeting with The Montreal Gazette editorial board.

"In principle, the Quebec immigration program should be about immigration to Quebec."

Kenney defended the investor program.

"There are millions of millionaires. There is absolutely no shortage of demand for this kind of program. We have a huge surplus of applications."

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