Here's a Globe and Mail article that doesn't require much commentary. It pretty much speaks for itself.
It basically tells us John McCallum is full of shit based on his own government's internal polling. By this I mean Canadians don't want more immigrants despite pronouncements from McCallum to the contrary. And his government knows this. This follows a Nanos poll conducted on behalf of the Globe which saw 16% of Canadians favouring an increase of immigrants with more than twice as many, some 39%, wanting a decrease with 37% thinking the numbers should remain the same. Put another way 76% of Canadians polled don't want an increase in the numbers of immigrants.
Canadians don't want more immigrants and we haven't wanted more immigrants for a long time. Here's an EKOS poll conducted in March of 2015 and published in the Winnipeg Free Press that found 46% of respondents felt there are too many immigrants coming to the country with 41% saying too many of them are non-white.
Here's another poll. And another. And yet another.
Despite poll after poll telling the government time after time, be it Liberal or Conservative, that we don't want more immigrants, in fact we want less, they go ahead and give us more immigrants and John McCallum is going to do the same. He's already hinted at it. Since he's already made up his mind his national consultations were just a PR stunt.
They tell us we need immigrants because of labour shortages and an ageing population but those go-to excuses have been debunked.
Were they to be truthful with us it's too keep, I believe, Canada's housing market from imploding because we're in too deep now and no one has a solution on how to deal with it and no one in Ottawa wants to confront it because no one in Ottawa would know how to handle a crash. It's amateur hour on Parliament Hill for the next four years at least. So it's best to keep pushing it off into the indefinite future with fingers crossed and hope it solves itself for without the housing market Canada's economy doesn't have much going for it at the moment and it's a market driven by debt and cheap money. If cheap money is how immigrants are paying for their shitty urban sprawl houses on incomes from shitty paying jobs many of them get then we're making the situation worse by making the bubble bigger. Because if interest rates were to rise how many people will still be able to afford the house they bought when interest rates were low. If you're a gambling man you might want short Canada's banks.