Above Trump Country, Immigrant Voter Surge Elected Trudeau

Immigrant Turnout

In particular, voting rates spiked for recent immigrants from Africa, the Middle East and west-central Asia. Those are regions from which Canada’s immigrants are roughly 40 percent Muslim, according to other government data. Canada’s election campaign saw only a flicker of the racial division seen in the U.S. race, though it was also aimed at Muslims, a group Trump has threatened to block from immigrating. With just over two weeks to go in the race, though, Canada’s incumbent Conservatives proposed establishing a “barbaric cultural practices” tip-line. Polls showed that was key to sealing the Conservative defeat and buoying Trudeau.

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