I’m not surprised one bit. Got to keep real estate prices high and the industry humming. But also the economy/businesses are addicted to low wage employees.New National Polling data that's got an attention-grabber in it.
Signs that Canadians, and not minority, but a clear majority are losing enthusiasm for ever higher immigration targets, and they are linking those to housing prices.
Article here: (not paywalled:
OTTAWA - A new poll suggests the vast majority of Canadians are worried about how the federal Liberal government’s plan to dramatically increase immig...www.thestar.com
From said article:
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Going to Leger's site, we get a bit more info:
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I too am in agreement that we have a over reliance on chap labour that will only add fuel to our housing issue.I agree with these people - our plan admits too many people.
I would have had a different opinion if our governments were adept at handling immigration, adding skilled workers, alleviating labour shortages, whilst not fueling a real estate bubble, straining our infrastructure and services, and feeding our corporations demand for cheap bodies.
In a coincidence I was just reading two good articles diving into the issue of Canada’s addiction to low wage labour.
How Canada became a hotbed for low-wage foreign labour