Canadian Taxpayers Shouldn’t Have to Pay for the Care of Immigrants’ Parents

“It can be estimated from the 2006 Census that the admission of parents and grandparents is already costing Canadian taxpayers $1.3 billion per year in increased Old Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement (OAS/GIS). It can also be estimated that the program has raised annual health care spending by $4.6 billion. The annual fiscal costs of the parent and grandparent program to all levels of government in Canada could thus easily exceed $6 billion per year. Bringing in the 165,000 individuals in the backlog and the expected increase in numbers applying to 500,000 (including the 165,000) would double the fiscal costs from the $6 billion estimated.”

Wonderful, just frickin wonderful.