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With drop in irregular migrant numbers, experts split on immigration as potent election issue

By Aidan Chamandy      

Immigration has been a hot-button, wedge issue in past years, but its impact on the 2019 federal election could depend on how many people cross between border points this summer.

Anti-migration groups alongside alt-right groups, La Muete, Soldiers of Odin, Storm Alliance and others, gathered on Parliament Hill on Dec. 8, 2018, to protest Canada signing the UN Global compact on Migration. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Immigration has become a hot political wedge issue in Canada over the past few years, but its impact on the upcoming federal election could depend on what happens along the border this summer, say pollsters.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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