The limit was reduced to 5,000 by the current federal government in 2014, so this would raise that number to 10,000. “The Liberals will reform our immigration system, and make family reunification a core priority of our government“.
The Liberal also promised to streamline the process of reunification for immigrant families. Though it was initially billed as a temporary measure, the super visa program was made permanent in 2013.
A new Liberal government will reinvest in our cultural and creative industries, including: Investing $150 million in new annual funding for CBC/Radio Canada, a commitment that reverses Harper’s cuts and goes even further to ensure that our national broadcaster is able to fulfill its mandate – promoting Canadian culture, identity, bilingualism, and minority communities across the country.
“It’s the kind of political ploy that makes everyone feel good, saying, ‘We’re going to be tough on these people, ‘ but by removing judicial discretion, and by emphasizing mandatory minimums, you’re actually clogging up our jails for longer periods of time and not necessarily making our communities any safer.”And while he said a Liberal government would “trust our judges to make reasonable choices”, he didn’t say which mandatory minimums he’d consider striking down”.
“We believe that family reunification is an important help and driver to the middle class”, Trudeau said.
During a campaign event to announce his immigration platform in Brampton, Ont., Trudeau was asked if his planned pause Saturday, is an attempt to “hide” from media questions about his soon-to-be-released economic framework. Brampton is among the most diverse cities in Canada, with a population that has more than doubled in the last two decades – growth fuelled primarily by an influx of immigrants from India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries.
“All things being equal, a more generous immigration policy will appeal to the ethnic vote”, said Morton Weinfeld, a sociology professor at McGill University.
There is also an additional seat up for grabs in the city this election thanks to the redrawing of electoral boundaries after the 2011 election – bringing the total to five. “And we continue to do that”.