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  • Brett
    November 14, 2013 - 19:03

    We need to stop thinking about immigrants as poor displaced people. They are brave people looking for prosperity. If you've read the immigration report by the province, you will see that they don't get that. Promoting MUN as an inexpensive way to obtain post secondary education would be a start. Looking at what has made Brampton a hot spot for Indian immigrants would also help, the types on subdivisions and housing they have there, the types of services other municipalities provide etc. Education, jobs in relevant fields (oil, engineering - Mun is doubling the number of engineers it can graduate over the next 5 years) - those are big things that we should be selling to protective immigrants. Quite frankly there are millions of immigrants out there with large bank accounts, and they're the people we want to have come to NL, not the displaced charity cases. As for the lazy people who want to live off of government largess, let the economy grow and leave them further and further behind. You can't help people who don't try to help themselves.

  • scottie
    November 14, 2013 - 18:12

    What kind of immigration? There are many types. What kind of studies have been done on social cohesion? Have you considered this or is this only about economics? Have you looked at other jurisdictions such as Great Britain that have gone further down this road? They are having huge problems with immigrants who are incompatible with British values. Have you considered what the possible drawbacks are to a haphazard immigration approach? Have you explored any other alternatives such as incentive for higher birth rates or offered packages for Newfoundlanders abroad? Just a few questions to consider.

  • Charles
    November 14, 2013 - 05:24

    Please stop with the foreigner , Get those healthy young men and women who are sitting home, doing nothing, just waiting for a cheque twice a month to come in. Put them to work, help to remove some of the burden from the taxpayers back