If you’re thinking about immigrating to Canada, I’m not confident you should watch my interview with NDP Immigration critic Jinny Sims. Our show is wall-to-wall pissed off people, viewers who write in to ask about our immigration system.
Sims’ interview has the record of receiving the highest number of questions on a single topic, the residency questionnaire. This is a questionnaire that permanent residents receive regarding their application for Canadian citizenship. To be fair, in the past becoming a Canadian citizen wasn’t very tough. Basically you had to spend three of the next four years in Canada. But now residents who receive the questionnaire need to prove that they have resided in Canada and are not, as the proponents of the questionnaire allege, simply using our citizenship to get a passport to make traveling aboard easier. Continue Reading