It’s not just here that the top politicians running for office agree on immigration. Canada has a national election next month, and, in the words of a columnist for the Globe & Mail (their equivalent of the NY Times, though it obviously offers more diversity of opinion):
Here we go again. Another Canadian election where, for fear of the bigot label, there’ll be no honest debate on immigration.
Talking about the downsides of immigration is something the people – but not the politicians – do. In this campaign, all parties favour higher immigration numbers.