The Liberals created a great vote getting scheme by instituting the "family reunification" project. What we got was that one productive member was able to bring over their whole family, including grandpa and grandma, who will not contribute by working, will not learn the language, and WILL use our overloaded health system, that they have never contributed to. They have doctors, my family does not. We pay, they use.
It appears that our current government has figured this out, and are about to stop this practice.
Only about 20 per cent of immigrants to Canada are primary economic immigrants, he said, while the remaining applicants are their spouses and sponsored family members.
“To those who think we can solve that problem through immigration alone are profoundly mistaken,” Kenney told the committee.
Kenney said the Conservative government isn’t opposed to family reunification, but said there must be limits.
“We have to calibrate those limits based on our country’s economic needs, our fiscal capacity,” he said. “There is no doubt that the people who are coming who are senior citizens, they have much, much lower labour market participation and much higher level of utilization of the public health system.”
You have to love Jason Kenney, he's not afraid to tell it like it really is. Keep up the great work Jason!
Unless the country they live in is at war, grandpa and grandma are probably happier staying put in their own homes than being transplanted to a new land that doesn't speak their language. They are like lost little puppies, that need lots of care, but turn around and shit on your carpet.
My son can move anywhere he wants for work, but don't expect us to follow. I can see the crocodile tears of the left pouring down their faces as they shout for ma and pa to be able to suck off the taxpayer teat.