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Immigration numbers don't add up, says Fraser Institute

posted Jun 25, 2011, 5:37 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jun 25, 2011, 5:57 PM ]
Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:20

By Nathan Rumohr The B.C. Catholic

VANCOUVER--The Conservative government's recent policy change to reduce immigration has sparked a heated debate on both sides of the political spectrum.

The Fraser Institute's Martin Collacott defended the government's policy in a presentation May 16.

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See also:
Immigration: The Case for Tighter Borders
by Herbert G. Grubel Professor of economics (emeritus), Simon Fraser University; senior fellow, Fraser Institute.
First Posted: Jun 07 2011 00:41 AM

[Q&A] Canada's immigration system is costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year.

A recent report from the Fraser Institute estimates that the average immigrant costs Canadian taxpayers $6,051 every year, amounting to an annual cost of $16 billion to $23 billion. The report urges the replacement of Canada’s points-based immigration system – which awards points to applicants on the basis of their economic desirability – with a European-style temporary work visa program.