NDP leader Jagmeet Singh wants to tie federal funding to immigration levels

As the British Columbia government has also argued. Legitimate demand as federal government generally does not address or adequately fund the various impacts and costs of increased immigration in housing, healthcare and infrastructure:
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh wants to use the agreement his party has with the federal Liberals to push for tying funding for housing to immigration levels.
“We, of course, need immigration. Any chamber of commerce that I’ve gone to and in any kind of industry, folks have mentioned the need for additional workforce and this requires additional immigration,” said Singh.But he added that “where there is higher immigration or there are more folks coming in, we also (need to) make sure there are more dollars being spent so there are places for people to live and we don’t just see an exacerbation of an already difficult housing market crisis.”

Source: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh wants to tie federal funding to immigration levels

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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