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The changing face of Canadian diversity

posted Jan 12, 2012, 1:15 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 1:16 PM ]
Watch for these five trends to become more present in our thoughts and discussions on how our country should go forward with immigration
By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun January 7, 2012

Polls have long shown that Canadians, more than residents of any other country, believe that high immigration is "good for the economy."

But signs of wariness are appearing. A recent Nanos poll found four out of five Canadians either want immigration levels to stay the same or decrease.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, since the May election, has been responding by acting tougher. He's banned face-covering veils during citizenship ceremonies, required more thorough knowledge of English or French among prospective immigrants, spoken out against marriages of convenience and frozen immigration applications from parents and grandparents.

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