Welcoming immigrants to Canada

Kudos to The Montreal Gazette for publishing an editorial today that asks not what immigrants can do for Canada, but what Canada can do for immigrants. An excerpt:

“…too much public-policy discussion centres on what immigrants can do for Canada. We should also be looking at what we are doing for them. Do they succeed here? Find work in their occupational fields, have children, live comfortably?

“Many a Canadian family has its story of the old folks who came from the old country and sacrificed so much so the kids could stay in school. These are Canadian success stories. What governments and society need to do today is to make sure that Canada attracts and welcomes and helps immigrants, from all parts of the world, who will continue this healthy and inspiring realization of the Canadian dream”.