Canada’s Immigration & Refugee Numbers Should Be Decided In A National Referendum


With Bob Rae recommending that Canada grant refugee status to the Rohingya in Myanmar, and the Trudeau government having apparently agreed to bring in rejected asylum claimants from Israel, the debate over Canada's immigration refugee policies is set to continue. Every 5 or 10 years, Canada's immigration and refugee numbers should be decided in a national referendum. The reason for this is clear: Because immigration and refugee policy has such wide-ranging and long-term ramifications for the future of our nation, it's not acceptable for it to be left to the whim of whichever government happens to be in power.