Minister Hussen dissapointed that majority of Canadians think immigration should be limited

Majority of Canadians think immigration should be limited: poll

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen responds to the 2019 Spring Reports of the Auditor General in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen responds to the 2019 Spring Reports of the Auditor General in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

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New polling numbers suggest a majority of Canadians believe the federal government should limit the number of immigrants it accepts — a public opinion trend that Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he finds concerning.

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Sixty-three per cent of respondents to a recent Leger poll said the government should prioritize limiting immigration levels because the country might be reaching a limit in its ability to integrate them.

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