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New arrivals bring big benefit to Canada: Better shopping

posted Apr 8, 2011, 11:29 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 8, 2011, 11:30 AM ]
MARINA ADSHADE - The Globe and Mail

An interesting new paper by David Jacks (Simon Fraser University) and Bo Chen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) finds that the welfare gained from the increased variety of goods in Canada as the result of freer trade is large (28 per cent between 1988 and 2007) and that about 25 per cent of that gain comes from a surprising source -- increased immigration.

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