1.Ottawa has unveiled plans to admit 500,000 immigrants per year starting in 2025 to address a critical labour shortage across the country. The government and industry have described the new targets, which represent a significant increase over the 405,000 immigrants admitted last year, as critical for filling about a million job vacancies across the country and to offset Canada's aging workforce. Have you heard about these plans?
2.Yet 75 per cent of poll respondents agreed that they were very or somewhat concerned that the plan would result in excessive demand for housing as well as health and social services. Would you say you are very or somewhat concerned about the plans?
3.Leger executive vice president Christian Bourque suggested that the poll results reflect the pressures many Canadians are feeling because of a lack of affordable housing and inflation rates driving up prices. The government might need to do a better job explaining the benefits of immigration to average Canadians, Bourque suggested. Do you think the government needs to do a better job explaining the benefits of immigration?
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