Only 17% of Canadians support Liberal immigration plan

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Canadians are questioning the government’s intent to bring in over 1.23 million immigrants into Canada by 2023 in the midst of a global pandemic. According to a recent poll by Bloomberg, only 17% of Canadians approved of accepting more immigrants. 36.3% of those polled believed Canada should lessen the number of immigrants, and 40.1% of respondents believed Canada should maintain the same immigration levels as previous years. In October, the Trudeau government unveiled its updated immigration targets. According to the new plan, the Liberals hope to bring into Canada 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. When added together, Canada can expect 1,233,000 new immigrants over the next three years.