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Old Posted Sep 16, 2018, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by saffronleaf View Post
In connection with Quebec's provincial elections in October, the Coalition Avenir Quebec, which is the party leading the polls, has promised to reduce annual immigration by 20% and expel newcomers who fail a French-language exam after three years of living in the province.

Link: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ed-rhetoric-2/

Do you think Quebec should reduce annual immigration by 20% and expel newcomers who fail a French-language exam after three years of living in Quebec? Entirely up to Quebec, although complications might arrive wrt immigrants who come to Quebec under the Canadian rather than the Quebec regime. Quebec has no jurisdiction to expel immigrants from Canada, so that question is moot.

If you are not a resident of Quebec, do you think your home-province should adopt a similar policy (mutatis mutandis)? Ontario is free to ask Canada to reduce immigration levels, and that might have some support, but it might not be very effective, given that immigrants are free to move within Canada after arrival. A "similar policy" would seem unlikely, however, as Ontario has no jurisdiction over immigration and would not likely want to get involved in something that simply duplicates existing federal jurisdiction. I'm not aware that Ontario has ever had significant problems with immigrants who have not learned passaable English or French while in Canada. .

Should it be done federally? Immigration levels are adjusted annually and the Government is able to reduce immigrant intake if it wishes to do so.
While reduced immigration might have some support, it also has big implications, so it's not something I see happening without considerable study and public consultation.
To summarize, imho a bad idea for Quebec, probably a non-starter for Canada outside Quebec.
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