More people to help, to hinder

Editor:

I’m trying to understand all this.

Over many years, Canada and U.S. have been forgetting how to manufacture or produce many of the things we buy from China, India, Indonesia and other such countries.

Editor:

I’m trying to understand all this.

Over many years, Canada and U.S. have been forgetting how to manufacture or produce many of the things we buy from China, India, Indonesia and other such countries.

We now outsource a tremendous amount of jobs we also did in Canada.

At the same time, we are inviting thousands of immigrants from some of those countries into Canada, where the jobs they may need have been shipped out.

The streets, highways, infrastructure, etc. are overburdened. Yet, our politicians and some experts say we need lots of immigration for a country this size, especially since we are no longer having big families, if any.

We need those people to come here so their tax dollars will pay for us folks that are retiring, schools, health care, etc.

But, won’t they also need to have lots of people immigrating to pay for their health as they get older and need it themselves? If we kept all those jobs and know-how in Canada and kept our populations in check so we didn’t overburden our infrastructure, would that help?

I don’t know and I’ve got a headache. All I know is less people have less wear and tear on everything, the garbage dumps fill up way slower, less traffic jams and pollution, etc.

So is less more or is more less? Where are we all racing to and where does it all end?

Brian Lauder, Surrey

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