Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc – Forty-nine per cent of Canadians favour less immigration, think-tank poll shows

August 24, 2018

On August 21st, the Angus Reid Institute released a poll indicating that 49% of Canadians favour a decrease in immigration levels, marking the first time that resistance to immigration levels is being expressed by almost half the population. Olga Stachova, Chief Executive Officer, has sounded an early alarm about the significance of this surprising poll result, stating that support for diversity can no longer be taken for granted, but that Canada still has the capacity to “inspire the world” if we can encourage a dialogue to promote greater cultural understanding.