The head of the government’s economic growth advisory council says governments need to craft “new social contracts” with Canadians to avoid deepening income inequality over time.
Dominic Barton said the gulf between rich and poor could become wider as those Canadians who aren’t on the leading edge of technological change are left behind.
That is going to require governments to figure out what to do with older workers who are expected to lose their jobs to technology, said Barton, managing director of global consulting giant McKinsey & Co.
Canada to increase annual immigration admissions to 350,000 by 2021
The figures were announced Wednesday as part of government’s updated multi-year immigration levels plan, which covers the next three years. The target rises annually from 310,000 this year, counting all classes of new arrivals.
The vast majority of these newcomers are coming under economic programs designed to address skills shortages and gaps in the labour market.
Hussen says economic immigration is badly needed in areas across the country that are short on workers and long on older residents.
That’s right, the Trudeau government knows there’s going to be a job shortage and is still importing over 300,000 immigrants per year. This is the same strategy Merkel used – announcing Germany would accept large numbers of migrants for humanitarian reasons when in reality she was enacting population replacement. Trudeau refined her technique by appointing Muslims in top government positions to speed the immigration process (there is a process, right?) and acclimate Canadians to Muslim overlords. At least you’ll have weed and a guaranteed income. Allahu akbar!