Mass migration into Canada is inflating the cost of housing so rapidly that top leaders are calling for a slowdown.
“We’ve exceeded our capacity to welcome,” said Francois Legault, the Premier of the Quebec region in northeast Canada. “We have problems with housing, places in schools, staff in hospitals,” he told reporters on February 15.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to maximize international migration into Canadian society. In 2023, for example, he is trying to import at least 465,000 additional migrants into a nation that had only 368,792 births in the 12 months up to June 2022.
The Montreal Gazette reported on February 15:
Premier François Legault called on Trudeau on Wednesday to discourage the migrants who have been using Roxham Road from coming to Canada. He told reporters in Quebec City he thinks many people are claiming asylum in Canada…