Should Canada welcome more refugees ?
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Between 1979 and 1981, Canada accepted 60,000 “boat people” from Southeast Asia. Within a decade, 86% of those former refugees were working, healthy and spoke English with some proficiency.
One advantage Canada has in accepting more refugees is that in comparison with other nations, Canada is unusually sparsely populated.There is considerable room for growth and the resources to sustain a large population.
A final reason why Canada needs more refugees is Canada’s diversity. Diversity has been shown to significantly improve local economies and we would be wise to both harness that power and find ways to increase it.
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