Canada’s cities see immigration-driven population surge after pandemic lull

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Immigration rates were already hovering at historic highs when Trudeau first took power. The number of new Canadians coming in each year had steadily risen throughout the 2000s, ultimately peaking above 250,000 in 2015, the last year of the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

But that figure has since expanded considerably, reaching 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. It’s a quantity of immigrants that surpasses even the meteoric heights seen during the years immediately preceding the First World War, when hundreds of thousands of European immigrants were moved in to homestead the prairies.

The Trudeau government didn’t campaign on a dramatic rise to immigration rates – and it’s not clear they had any intention of doing so upon taking power.
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But according to Radio-Canada’s IRCC sources, it was McKinsey – and particularly its then-global head Dominic Barton – who successfully pitched high immigration as a means to boost economic growth.

(The Century Initiative (French: Initiative du Siècle) is a Canadian charity that aims to increase Canada's population to 100 million by 2100. This would include increasing the population of "Mega-regions", such as the Greater Toronto Area, from 8.8 to 33.5 million, the Greater Vancouver region, from 3.3 to 11.9 million, and the National Capital Region, from 1.4 to 4.8 million.)
 

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This would include increasing the population of "Mega-regions
it is well known that people in cities are more likely to vote on the left. The more dense and larger the city is, the more true this tends to be. The LAST thing these leftists want is to have a reasonable immigration policy that encourages expansion in smaller areas or more rurral. They want to massively increase the cities and render the suburban and rural votes meaningless by numbers.
 
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Immigration rates were already hovering at historic highs when Trudeau first took power. The number of new Canadians coming in each year had steadily risen throughout the 2000s, ultimately peaking above 250,000 in 2015, the last year of the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

But that figure has since expanded considerably, reaching 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. It’s a quantity of immigrants that surpasses even the meteoric heights seen during the years immediately preceding the First World War, when hundreds of thousands of European immigrants were moved in to homestead the prairies.

The Trudeau government didn’t campaign on a dramatic rise to immigration rates – and it’s not clear they had any intention of doing so upon taking power.
1673128052766.jpeg


But according to Radio-Canada’s IRCC sources, it was McKinsey – and particularly its then-global head Dominic Barton – who successfully pitched high immigration as a means to boost economic growth.

(The Century Initiative (French: Initiative du Siècle) is a Canadian charity that aims to increase Canada's population to 100 million by 2100. This would include increasing the population of "Mega-regions", such as the Greater Toronto Area, from 8.8 to 33.5 million, the Greater Vancouver region, from 3.3 to 11.9 million, and the National Capital Region, from 1.4 to 4.8 million.)
Well that's not good. The government is already wanting to reduce farming & ranching so how would we feed these people? The WEF wants everyone to live in a city so that farms will be a thing of the past but they don't tell us just how we're suppose to feed ourselves; I'm thinking bugs won't do it.
 
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Well that's not good. The government is already wanting to reduce farming & ranching so how would we feed these people? The WEF wants everyone to live in a city so that farms will be a thing of the past but they don't tell us just how we're suppose to feed ourselves; I'm thinking bugs won't do it.
Farming wont go away. The farm life will. The goal is to pay workers to operate machinery and send them back to towns and cities come winter.
 
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Well that's not good. The government is already wanting to reduce farming & ranching so how would we feed these people? The WEF wants everyone to live in a city so that farms will be a thing of the past but they don't tell us just how we're suppose to feed ourselves; I'm thinking bugs won't do it.
Here’s a story that also connects WEF to McKinsey to WE.

There are similarities between the WEF and groups like McKinsey & Co. and the WE Charities. Those three, and many other similar pitchmen for “woke” thinking, flourish by cozying up to the powerful and arrogant, reassuring them they that are as smart as they think they are, then selling them boatloads of unicorn-and-rainbow theories.

McKinsey, which has been much in the headlines in Canada the last couple of weeks, is probably the most influential, at least in this country. Its senior consultants flit in and out of our federal government, are appointed ambassadors to foreign countries and have even headed the WEF.

The idea in Ottawa that massive immigration is the answer for out sustained economic prosperity is theirs, as is the notion that our GDP could be increased 15% if we had a national day care plan that encouraged all women to work outside the home.

The WEF is not a conspiracy. Its members don’t sit around a secret conference table drawing up megalomaniacal schemes.

Worse, they see themselves as God’s gift to humanity.

The World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins its annual gabfest in the Swiss resort town of Davos on Monday, is not some conspiracy to force a socialist world government on the sovereign nations of the world.

Forum participants will arrive in Switzerland already confident in their own benevolence and pre-determined to share whatever soft-left beliefs are currently in fashion in the Western world – climate alarmist, international cooperation, social justice, sustainability, diversity, inclusion and equality.

Participants will return home re-energized to push the post-national, post-industrial claptrap that already filled their heads before they left home, etc…the rest at the above link.
 

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Here’s a story that also connects WEF to McKinsey to WE.

There are similarities between the WEF and groups like McKinsey & Co. and the WE Charities. Those three, and many other similar pitchmen for “woke” thinking, flourish by cozying up to the powerful and arrogant, reassuring them they that are as smart as they think they are, then selling them boatloads of unicorn-and-rainbow theories.

McKinsey, which has been much in the headlines in Canada the last couple of weeks, is probably the most influential, at least in this country. Its senior consultants flit in and out of our federal government, are appointed ambassadors to foreign countries and have even headed the WEF.

The idea in Ottawa that massive immigration is the answer for out sustained economic prosperity is theirs, as is the notion that our GDP could be increased 15% if we had a national day care plan that encouraged all women to work outside the home.

The WEF is not a conspiracy. Its members don’t sit around a secret conference table drawing up megalomaniacal schemes.

Worse, they see themselves as God’s gift to humanity.

The World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins its annual gabfest in the Swiss resort town of Davos on Monday, is not some conspiracy to force a socialist world government on the sovereign nations of the world.

Forum participants will arrive in Switzerland already confident in their own benevolence and pre-determined to share whatever soft-left beliefs are currently in fashion in the Western world – climate alarmist, international cooperation, social justice, sustainability, diversity, inclusion and equality.

Participants will return home re-energized to push the post-national, post-industrial claptrap that already filled their heads before they left home, etc…the rest at the above link.
Its also a snubfest. Is Trudeau going or are we sending the linebacker in a dress again?
 

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Trudeau isnt very popular with world leaders these days. My money is on the linebacker.
Her for sure, but does Trudeau pass up the opportunity to rub elbows, reaffirm his green agenda, and get some selfies in for a future ego wall? Maybe an opportunity to get behind a pulpit towards like minded peoplekind?
 

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Her for sure, but does Trudeau pass up the opportunity to rub elbows, reaffirm his green agenda, and get some selfies in for a future ego wall? Maybe an opportunity to get behind a pulpit towards like minded peoplekind?
He does. He could have walked away with a media coup on the the nurses doubling as teamsters this time last year and saved black face but ran. It cost him in theeyes of the free world.
 

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Farming wont go away. The farm life will. The goal is to pay workers to operate machinery and send them back to towns and cities come winter.
Best I can tell they are aiming for the European model. Gotta get all the peons in the city tax them better. err sorry, to better look after their needs. This model has worked well in Germany for centuries.
 

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Building houses for foreigners is about the only "industry" BC has left. TBC we mostly consider east of the Rockies as foreigner.
 

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Building houses for foreigners is about the only "industry" BC has left.
Well that's not quite true - in fact as far as labour markets go we make more from film and software development just to name a couple. And it may seem like we build a "lot" of homes but compared to any other part of the world it's actually pretty mild. It's just that people look at the value of the homes and add that up and think THAT is the value of the economic activity, but really it isn't.

TBC we mostly consider east of the Rockies as foreigner.
Well that part is true :)
 

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Farming wont go away. The farm life will. The goal is to pay workers to operate machinery and send them back to towns and cities come winter.
The farming will go away if all they want the land for is solar panels & windmills. Have you seen the HUUUUGGGEEE solar panel fields? It's awful & they don't do what is required in today's society. They don't provide nearly enough energy that is required. What fools we are!!
 

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The farming will go away if all they want the land for is solar panels & windmills. Have you seen the HUUUUGGGEEE solar panel fields? It's awful & they don't do what is required in today's society. They don't provide nearly enough energy that is required. What fools we are!!
It's not a subject i've studied enough to have a solid opinion on (and as you know traditionally i don't open my mouth unless i DO have a strong knowledge of a subject), but it really feels like there's going to be a substantial change to "farming" and food production in general. I'm not sure why it's a thing but i feel like the gov'ts ARE moving away from the private ownership or control of food producing land, and want to look at models that are different than what we've had traditionally. And i'm not sure what they want to move us to, or even why this is a thing.
 

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It's not a subject i've studied enough to have a solid opinion on (and as you know traditionally i don't open my mouth unless i DO have a strong knowledge of a subject), but it really feels like there's going to be a substantial change to "farming" and food production in general. I'm not sure why it's a thing but i feel like the gov'ts ARE moving away from the private ownership or control of food producing land, and want to look at models that are different than what we've had traditionally. And i'm not sure what they want to move us to, or even why this is a thing.
It's all about control. Absolutely nothing else. Power & Control. That's what the WEF is all about and they plan on installing their people (as they already have by the looks of it) so that their Will will be implemented & we won't have a say in it whatsoever.
 
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The farming will go away if all they want the land for is solar panels & windmills. Have you seen the HUUUUGGGEEE solar panel fields? It's awful & they don't do what is required in today's society. They don't provide nearly enough energy that is required. What fools we are!!
Have you seen all the land?