Canada needs more immigration

Re: Immigration not helping the economy (Letters, Sept. 12)

Re: Immigration not helping the economy (Letters, Sept. 12)

I do not agree with Sean Murray’s assessment of immigrants.

With baby boomers beginning to retire and younger Canadians having fewer children, our tax base has flat lined, and the number of tax-paying citizens per retiree will fall from 4 to 2.5 in the next decade.

Unless we start having five children per family, immigration of young, preferably educated men and women is the only way we’ll balance the age differential.

The number of Canadians under the age of 30 needs to increase by at least 1.5 per cent minimum a year for the next 15 years – 750,000 a year.

Bring ’em on.

Steve Campbell




Just Posted

Latitude 48 Paddling Club races through Victoria waters

Local team clinched victory in Nanaimo to kick off season that will see them compete in Hawaii

Greater Victoria police busy with St. Patrick’s Day calls

Victoria police respond to 82 calls for service

Songhees Wellness Centre event immersed in Indigenous cuisine and culture

Camosun and Songhees cook together for reconciliation while fundraising for student scholarship fund at March 23 event

Artists craft Souper Bowls in Cedar Hill studio

Souper Bowls of Hope supports urban youth

Royals gear up for WHL playoffs after suffering season-worst loss

Victoria has a solid 7-3 record this year against opening-round opponent Vancouver

Celebrating our transit drivers on their day

March 18 is International Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Mount Douglas Mathletes enjoying success by the numbers

Saanich Grade 9s walk away with top five spots in Island math competition

LETTER: Lowered voting age would engage youth in political process

Saanich high school student supports giving a vote to 16-year-olds

World Cups soccer festival coming to Lochside Park

Victoria’s long running youth soccer festival, the Peninsula Co-op World Cups Soccer… Continue reading

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald dies at 63

Ottawa-born comedian had performed on David Letterman

B.C. VIEWS: Speculation tax, cabin tax or asset tax?

Targeting empty homes seems confused and ineffective

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Most Read