(CBC article, QC exempt from new program)
(Liberal pledge to create Municipal Nominee Program)
1. Important Links
CLICK HERE, for CBC article promoting Municipal Nominee Program.
CLICK HERE, for Liberal plan: Municipal Nominee Program.
CLICK HERE, for Liberal plan to “modernize” Safe 3rd Country Agreement.
CLICK HERE, for a Liberal pledge to make citizenship free.
Annual Immigration Reports To Parliament
(a) 2004 Annual Report to Parliament
(b) 2005 Annual Report to Parliament
(c) 2006 Annual Report to Parliament
(d) 2007 Annual Report to Parliament
(e) 2008 Annual Report to Parliament
(f) 2009 Annual Report to Parliament
(g) 2010 Annual Report to Parliament
(h) 2011 Annual Report to Parliament
(i) 2012 Annual Report to Parliament
(j) 2013 Annual Report to Parliament
(k) 2014 Annual Report to Parliament
(l) 2015 Annual Report to Parliament
(m) 2016 Annual Report to Parliament
(n) 2017 Annual Report to Parliament
(o) 2018 Annual Report to Parliament
(p) Archived listings of Reports
2. Context For This Piece
For years there have been agreements between the Federal and Provincial Governments. In essence, the Provinces write up what they think they will need for immigration, and the Feds try to accommodate that. Theoretically, these agreements act as a form of partnership which Ottawa oversees.
And covered in other articles, there is little to no attention paid to the culture clash or demographic shift that can take place, nor of the added foreign competition that locals will face. There is little mention of wages being driven down, or of added burdens to social services. Nor much talk about the environmental impact of having to develop more housing, or expand the size of towns. Instead, the focus is always on the ECONOMIC benefits of immigration, though the connection is fuzzy at best. But hey, diversity is our strength.
Now a new program is about to be launched which will expand on the idea: allowing not just provinces, but cities to have a say in selecting their immigration numbers. Of course, the above mentioned issues will still apply.
And it needs to be stressed: that Quebec will be exempt from having to participate in this program. That means that the Prime Minister’s home Province won’t be experiencing the benefits of added immigration. Strange how that is.
3. Media Coverage Of Announcement
The promise is short on details, but was a promise the Federal Liberals made. While Liberals are prone to lying, continuing to flood cities and make them unrecognizable is a promise they are likely to keep.
And it also needs to be said, that 310,000 is not an accurate number. As addressed repeatedly here, Canada lets hundreds of thousands of “temporary” workers and students in, all of whom have a pathway to permanent residence, or to extending their stay.
4. No Citizenship Fee
Worth mentioning is this gem, where Trudeau promises to make citizenship applications free of charge to anyone who applies. Get ready for a deluge of applications if this promise is ever kept.