Not satisfied with breaking the record for immigration during the pandemic — yes, he actually did that while instituting travel bans — Trudeau just promised to take in even more immigrants.
Trudeau’s promise came during the Summit of the Americas, wherein he announced that Canada would take in an additional 4,000 immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean in the coming years and accept an additional 50,000 agricultural workers this year from the Caribbean, Mexico, and Guatemala.
But of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Despite being in a pandemic apparently so severe that Canadians needed to be banned from travelling, Trudeau welcomed a record-breaking 401,000 permanent residents in 2021.
“To support Canada’s post-pandemic recovery and chart a more prosperous future, the Government of Canada set a target of welcoming 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, as part of the 2021–2023 Immigration Levels Plan,” a news release from the Canadian government reads.
“The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that Canada has reached its target and welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021. Surpassing the previous record from 1913, this is the most newcomers in a year in Canadian history.”
Last year, Trudeau also removed nearly every restriction on immigration into Canada to ensure that he hits this over-400,000 target every single year.
There has been no indication that Trudeau plans to slow down, either, even though inflation hit a 31-year high, 1-in-5 Canadians expect they’ll have to rely on food banks to feed themselves, and the nation is in the midst of a major housing shortage.
Indeed, it appears that we’re in a year of extremes. Extreme immigration, extreme inflation, and Canadians being extremely done with the country Trudeau is creating.