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Canada: Immigration and News Conference

canada: Rempel criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for what she says has been the lack of a clear vision on immigration policy, according to The Chronicle Herald. This has led to a polarization of debate over how Canada should manage the flow of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, she said. Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel and treasury board critic Gerard Deltell held a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday to unveil the party's immigration platform, which includes a plan to travel across the country to hear Canadians' views. Canada needs a multi-pronged and detailed immigration plan given competing demands, Rempel said. Canada is and should remain a country that welcomes newcomers, she said. She pointed to calls from advocacy groups for Canada to take more refugees amid an influx of tens of thousands of irregular border crossers, as well as requests from industry and business groups for more immigration to sustain local economies in areas that also face high unemployment rates. ( As reported in the news.