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Stephen Downes

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Like many nations, we in Canada have been debating immigration more and more over the last year or so as the cost of housing (especially) and other services rise. I personally doubt immigration is the cause (it's probably speculation by people who have too much money and want more) but no matter. Instead of addressing the issue by building more housing (especially lower-cost higher density housing) or reigning in the speculators, people want to limit immigration. But when a country cuts off the movement of people - either in or out - that's when it begins its decline. In an ideal world, there is a healthy movement to and from countries everywhere; this is even more important than the free flow of goods, ideas and capital. We need to figure out how to make this happen effectively, equitably, and sustainably, not cut it off.

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