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Immigration policy a drain on Canada

posted May 31, 2011, 11:10 PM by Milorad Borota
With one million more people expected to come to Vancouver by 2030, country requires informed public debate
By Martin Collacott, Vancouver Sun May 26, 2011

As Jock Finlayson of the Business Council of BC noted in a recent Sun commentary, Metro Vancouver's Regional Growth Strategy fails to address the fact that we are a relatively low-income urban region despite having the most expensive housing in Canada. One of the factors he cites as the cause for this poor showing is our high immigration intake combined with the low median incomes of new Canadians. Finlayson points out that although immigration will increase the population of Metro Vancouver by more than a million people by 2030, the regional growth strategy will be of little use in terms of providing housing and finding jobs for the newcomers.

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