Not right-wing populism, just common sense

A new poll confirms what we’ve known all along: Canadians want newcomers to adopt Canadian values.

Despite the prolonged hand-wringing by media elites, this recent poll — conducted by CROP and commissioned by the French CBC — also confirms that Canadians are open and welcoming towards immigration.

An overwhelming majority — 83% of respondents —believe that other cultures enrich our society and most support the current levels of immigration.

Overlapping with that response, the poll shows that three-quarters of Canadians want newcomers to be screened and vetted to weed out those who possess anti-Canadian attitudes.

The results are clear. Canadians are open to immigration but that openness is not unlimited, nor unconditional.