by Spencer Fernando
August 15, 2017
Results show the widening gap between the views of politicians, and the citizens they are supposed to represent.
A new poll by SOM-Cogeco shows that a majority of Quebecers want illegal migrants turned back at the Canada-U.S. border.
51% want migrants to be stopped from entering Canada, while 37% want migrants to be allowed into the country.
Additionally, 56% of poll respondents opposed giving priority to those who bypassed the legal immigration system.
39% of respondents say a large increase in the number of migrants will make the province less safe.
Opposition to sanctuary city
The poll showed a clear majority opposing Montreal’s status as a so-called “sanctuary city.” 63% are opposed, with just 31% in favour.
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