LETTERS: We need to talk immigration

Editor:

Re: We need to guide city’s growth, Dec. 4 letters.

Editor:

Re: We need to guide city’s growth, Dec. 4 letters.

Letter-writer Alisa Ramakrishman highlights several issues plaguing Surrey’s growth: infrastructure problems, at-capacity schools, overcrowded hospitals, disappearing green space and unrestrained urbanization.

Surely, given all of these issues, a debate on our immigration policy needs to take place. Immigration reform currently is the number-one political issue in both the U.S. and U.K., yet seems to be a taboo subject in Canada.

Over 250,000 new people arrive in Canada every year, with 40,000 a year coming to B.C. We need to recognize the economic, social and environment limits of this policy and welcome open debate and opinions, if we truly care about the future livability of our cities.

Steven Feldman, Surrey

 

 

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