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Immigration Policy: Montreal-Based Magazine and Canadian Residency

immigration policy: L'Actualite, a Montreal-based magazine, published details on Monday of what it says is the recently adopted immigration policy of the Coalition, according to The Chronicle Herald. Under the plan, immigrants to Quebec would receive a temporary three-year permit and be tested on certain criteria such as knowledge of the French language in order to receive authorization to apply for Canadian residency. Premier Philippe Couillard said Tuesday the plan is impracticable and that it considers immigrants as problems that need solving. Newcomers who repeatedly fail the tests would not receive the authorization and would be flagged at the federal level as living in Quebec without status. Coalition member Nathalie Roy said her party's proposal is aimed at ensuring that those who want to permanently reside in Quebec are properly integrated into society, which she suggested is not the case for many newcomers. The Coalition did not deny the authenticity of the document Tuesday when questioned about it by reporters. ( As reported in the news.