Bottom Line: Metropolis Conference and Immigration Settlement
bottom line: Ahmad Zeina, centre, 5, swings with his siblings Mohammad, left, 11, and Noor, 7, at the Syrian refugees' family home in Queensland, N.S., in 2016, according to Toronto Star. Darren Calabrese / The Canadian Press The bottom line We want more newcomers to make Halifax home, he told a large crowd of academics, policy-makers and front line workers from the field of immigration settlement. Savage highlighted his position on the matter at the National Metropolis Conference hosted at the Halifax Convention Centre on Thursday, involving talks on national immigration trends, policies and other issues. But as Savage put it, he and other municipal leaders often feel like the kids at the table when it comes to making policy decisions that affect the attraction and retention of immigrants. It hasn't happened because the province hasn't granted permission. One example In 2014, Halifax council voted in favour of a motion from Savage to allow permanent residents to vote in elections. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.