Liberals scrap family reunification lottery open floodgates in advance of election

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is dropping its controversial lottery system for reuniting immigrant families and reverting back to a first-come, first-served system following backlash from frustrated sponsors.

On Monday, the federal government announced it will admit up to 20,500 parents and grandparents under its reunification program in 2019, and 21,000 in 2020.

To reach those targets, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada will accept 20,000 parent and grandparent reunification applications next year, up from 17,000 this year and 10,000 in 2016.

Just what this country needs.