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Top 10 issues to influence ethnic and racial minorities, recent immigrants in next election

Two provisos: these voters, like others, also vote on the 'big' issues like the economy and the national debt, and, second, the ethnic vote is by no means monolithic.

Statistics Canada announced last week that our population is growing at a high rate, due in most part to immigration. Most of this immigration is to the cities. Other surveys show that immigrants obtain Canadian citizenship in high numbers soon after their three-year residency. In other words they become voters pretty soon–about a million new Canadians every four years.

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Top 10 issues to influence ethnic and racial minorities, recent immigrants in next election

Two provisos: these voters, like others, also vote on the 'big' issues like the economy and the national debt, and, second, the ethnic vote is by no means monolithic.

Statistics Canada announced last week that our population is growing at a high rate, due in most part to immigration. Most of this immigration is to the cities. Other surveys show that immigrants obtain Canadian citizenship in high numbers soon after their three-year residency. In other words they become voters pretty soon–about a million new Canadians every four years.

  

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