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So just how valuable are our immigrants?

posted Mar 25, 2011, 10:22 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 10:25 AM ]
By Ethan Baron, The Province March 25, 2011 8:02 AM

At a massive Vancouver conference on immigration to Canada, University of B.C. economics professor David Green said what few participants expected to hear.

“The net economic impact of immigration is in fact zero,” Green told the packed Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Wall Centre on Thursday. “I’m very pro-immigration, but not for economic reasons. If you’re looking at it to be a major driver of economic growth, I think you’re looking in the wrong place.”

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