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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
The concept of public service in Canada that has helped to make this country a caring and great nation. Changing the misconception, with regard to immigration, that Canada doesn't get things done. Getting things done in the face of some pretty big odds. Criticism of immigration and immigrants in Canada. Allaying Canadian worries and concerns about the impact on employment. Some expected controversy. The introduction, by the speaker, on November 1, of a ten-year immigration strategy and a citizenship and immigration plan to the House of Commons. A fair, sustainable and affordable plan for the taxpayer. An attempt to move away from the obsession with numbers. Some details and specifics of the plan. A discussion about the reality of immigration: talking about people. Privileges and responsibilities of being a Canadian. What being a Canadian means.