Should Canada limit immigration during a recession?
By Jason Buckland, Sympatico / MSN Finance
There’s a hotly-contested issue surrounding this recession that hasn’t seemed to draw much media attention, subsequently gliding a bit under the social radar.
And it’s a two-pronged matter, really: what impact is immigration having on the struggling Canadian economy, and – because of the downturn – should the federal government now tighten the valve that lets those from foreign countries inside the border?
The matter appears to have divided Canadians into two fairly radicalized groupings. One thinks we need to focus on helping native Canucks find work instead of giving a fresh group of immigrants a crack at those jobs. The other suggests new immigrants can help boost the economy by offering more federal tax revenue to work with.