Canada’s Immigration Target Plan gets support from majority
According to public opinion, most participants show support to the country’s immigration levels plan which targets to accept 1 million newcomers until 2021.
According to the new Angus Reid institute public option survey, more than half of the population living in Canada backs the country’s new immigration target of nearly 331.000 newcomers in 2019.
Of the 1,522 voters telling about their opinion on immigration, 39 percent told that the target is on the right level wile according to another 13 percent the figure should even be higher.
40 percent declared that the actual target is in fact too high, wheres another 8% said they are not certain about the plan.
Although immigration was not among the topics that created hot talks in the election campaign so far, it was one of the 5 themes that Canada’s 6 major parties debated over last evening.
The goal of admitting 330.800 new permanent residents was set by Justin Trudeau who runs the Liberal government. The PM is running for a second term during the election.
According to the survey, the current government is lightly ahead of the Conservative Party which is followed by the New Democratic Party (NDP). Poll shows that the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) is currently in the last position.
Correlation among political support and opinions on immigration plan
After the Angus Reid, Canadian’s view on whether the set target is too high varies depending on the voter’s intention.
According to Conservative supporters, about 2/3 of voters said the current goal of welcoming 331.000 newcomers in 2019 is just too high. This view is reflected in opinions of 62 percent of PPC voters.
Meanwhile, 60% of voters who are going to support the Liberals mentioned that they were content with the goal and New Democtaric Party and as well as Green party supporters most possibly think that the target could be higher than the limit.
Nearly half of Canadians living in Alberta, Saskatchwean and as well as in the province of Manitoba say the figure is too high. However, according to the population in Atlantic Canada, B.C., Ontario, and Quebec the target is too low and should be increased.
On their response whether the newcomers take too many positions away from the Canadians, 41% of Conservative supporters said this was true where only 18% of Liberal and Green supporters agreed with this opinion.