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Citizenship Grant Processing is Political too ?

Old Jun 6th 2008, 2:09 am
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http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/...5-a32a8e4e993a

Citizenship numbers peak in Tory regions
Overall totals plummet across Canada

Glen McGregor
The Ottawa Citizen

Friday, June 06, 2008

The number of people becoming Canadian citizens declined sharply across the country last year, but rose in the three provinces that gave the federal Conservatives the highest level of ballot-box support in the last federal election.

About 184,000 people became Canadians in 2007-08 compared to 249,000 in the previous year, representing a 26 per cent drop nationally.

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Quite bloody right too!
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I can't see this as party political. If the perceived wisdom is that immigrants are more likely to vote Liberal, what incentive would the Conservatives have to create more Liberal voters in the Conservative heartlands?! I think that it has more to do with the regional economics of Canada right now. The west has been booming over the past few years, so has probably attracted a higher proportion of immigrants. Meanwhile, the downturn in Ontario's manufacturing sector may have encouraged those who have already landed there to move west in search of better opportunities.

I don't think that it's too much of a stretch to suggest that immigrants who have landed in areas like Ontario are more likely to move on in search of those better opportunities. As a group, they have already shown themselves to be more mobile than average, and many will not have the family or historical ties to Ontario that born and bred locals may feel.
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