Immigration was the hot-topic in this week's English-language debate.
Quebec's most popular party that raised the issue of immigration is losing popularity
Punjabi source CJMR Pavarsi from Oakville, Ontario reports:
Cross-cultural translation: The popularity graph of Quebec's most popular political party, which wants immigrants wishing to settle in the province to pass a French proficiency test, is dropping down. The party has raised the issue of immigration in the province. The party that said immigrants who do not pass the French language proficiency test will be deported was considered very strong and in the lead in the Quebec elections, which will be held on October 1, 2018. (20/09/2018)
It's tough being an immigrant
A column in Montreal's Greek BHMA The Greek Canadian Tribune says:
Cross-cultural translation: As the Quebec election campaigns ramp up, there is evident rhetoric from right wing parties trying to install fear of immigrants and refugees in voters. This is all in an effort to win votes. Some have even gone so far as to propose a French-language test and a values test that immigrants would have to pass within three years in order to be allowed to stay, in the name of preserving the French language. At the same time, there is a labour shortage in Quebec, and the economy will stagnate in the absence of more immigrants. History has shown us that those who leave their home countries very often leave behind hardship and suffering and are most immediately concerned with putting food on the table for their families, not taking language classes. Immigrants are responsible for a lot of what Canada has to be proud of. Imagine how many immigrants who have gone on to become scientists, business owners, teachers, doctors, etc., would not have been eligible to stay in Canada if such a law had been in place in the past. (15/09/2018)