[lbo-talk] Poll: Canadian attitudes to immigration

Wendy Lyon wendy.lyon at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:32:47 PST 2018

An Irish poll result published yesterday showed that 71% of voters believe that anyone born in Ireland should be entitled to Irish citizenship. This was the law until it was overturned by referendum in 2004. Support for birthright citizenship is highest among people under age 34 (most of whom, of course, would not have had a vote in that referendum).

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/huge-swing-in-favour-of-citizenship-for-all-born-in-ireland-mcqqd2ttw (free registration required)

On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 at 19:04, Marv Gandall <marvgand2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Despite the recent victories of provincial right-wing parties in Ontario
> and Quebec, a new national poll shows three in four of Canadians surveyed
> have a “positive” view of immigration and don’t consider it a concern.
> If accurate, that finding could present a quandary for the federal
> Conservative party, a large part of whose base reflects the same
> anti-immigrant prejudices as in the US and Europe and which it fears losing
> to a newly formed splinter party to its right.
> https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grenier-immigration-poll-1.4907577?cmp=news-digests-canada-and-world-morning
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