Canada’s future prosperity depends on opening – not closing – our borders

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COMMENTARY

by Hugh Segal, Maureen Silcoff & Karen Chen

National Post
July 4, 2018

Canadian immigration policy and Canadian sovereignty have a shared purpose, and that purpose has a front door.

Growing the size of our population, across the second largest land mass in the world, has always been a priority. Economic prosperity, national security, development and opportunity require a growing population. Trading and, when necessary, competing with our southern neighbour, and the rest of the world, with a population smaller than California’s is difficult.

The front door for that policy has and will always include our formal border crossings, and will include refugee claims.

Image credit: David Bloom/Postmedia News

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