A “significant segment” of Canadians say Canada’s 2017 refugee target of 40,000 is too high, while one in four Canadians wants the Liberal government to impose its own Trump-style travel ban.
Those are just two of the findings in a new Angus Reid Institute poll that looked at Canadian’s attitudes toward the federal government’s handling of refugees.
Overall, 47 per cent of Canadians surveyed said Canada is taking in the right number of refugees. But 11 per cent say 40,000 is too low and Canada should take in more, while 41 per cent say the 2017 target is too high and that we should not be taking in anymore refugees.
This poll was conducted among members of the Angus Reid forum and spoke of refugees only in the generic sense.