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Three in four Canadians say higher immigration is worsening housing crisis: poll

BY The Canadian Press, Nov 29, 2023 5:04 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

higher immigration is fuelling the housing crisis and putting pressure on the health-care system, a new Leger poll suggests. (Photo :The Canadian Press )

A large majority of Canadians agree that higher immigration is fuelling the housing crisis and putting pressure on the health-care system, a new Leger poll suggests.

New federal voting intention numbers from the polling firm also show that the Conservatives are maintaining their sizable lead over the governing Liberals.The polling, conducted from Friday to Sunday, found that about three-quarters of respondents agreed the increase in immigrants is adding strain to both the housing market and health-care system.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents, or 63 per cent, said the volume of newcomers is also adding pressure to the country's education systems . But the poll shows that Canadians see some benefits to higher immigration, too.

About three-quarters of respondents agreed that higher immigration contributes to the cultural diversity of the country, and 63 per cent said the arrival of young immigrants contributes to the workforce and tax base, which supports older generations.

Leger polled 1,529 people online. While the results were statistically weighted, they cannot be assigned a margin of error because online polls are not considered truly random samples.The survey results underline the mixed feelings Canadians have about the effect of immigration on the country.

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