Quebec’s new government wants to reduce immigrants. Can its economy afford it?

When François Legault’s government takes power in Quebec next week, it will do so with a platform many have called racist and xenophobic.

Legault and the Coalition Avenir Québec campaigned on promises to slash the number of immigrants coming into the province and to force them to take tests assessing their knowledge of the French language and of the values outlined in Quebec’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.