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How Canada’s liberal immigration policy works—and why it could be a success here too

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau turns up at the airport to greet refugees as “new Canadians”—and personally hands out winter coats. When the arguments for immigration are so strong, why won't Britain follow its path?

Justin Trudeau greets refugee families who have recently arrived in Canada. Photo: FRED THORNHILL/THE CANADIAN PRESS/PA IMAGES

In a packed House of Commons, the Conservative Party leader rose from the benches and spoke with passion about the plight of thousands of victims of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. They needed the protection of the west and should be welcome in our country, she argued. MP after MP rose to echo the leader’s views. No-one claimed the nation’s well of hospitality would be exhausted; no-one suggested the children should be…

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