Canada Sees Largest Influx Of Immigrants Since 1913

Article author: 
Tyler Durden
Article publisher: 
Zero Hedge
Article date: 
21 March 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
Though the mainstream media (and many in Congress) has largely dismissed President Trump's cries about an emergency along the US southern border, even the New York Times and Washington Post have acknowledged in recent weeks that the number of migrants crossing the southern border is climbing rapidly. As the number of apprehensions have increased, the situation has gotten so bad that the administration has decided to start releasing some migrant families because its detention facilities along the border have become so crowded.
And as it turns out, migration is surging north of the border as well, as Canada's statistics agency reported on Thursday that the country experienced the largest inflow of migrants in more than a century last year. Though the figures excluded illegal migrants (who have also reportedly been entering the country in record numbers), more than 320,000 people migrated to Canada last year, with more than 71,000 arriving in the final quarter - including legal refugees attracted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "open door" policy....
The increase is the largest since 1913, when 401,000 migrants entered Canada. The country has detailed migration data stretching all the way back to the mid-19th century....
All told, Canada's population increased by 528,421 last year, or 1.4%.
Exponential growth is growth that occurs at a constant rate, such as an investment that grows at an annual 7 percent rate. The Rule of 70 provides a quick and easy way to determine how long it will take for an amount to double at a given growth rate. Simply divide the percentage number into 70 to obtain the approximate number of years required to double.
Thus, if Canada continues its 1.4 percent growth rate, Canada's population will double in 50 years. 70 / 1.4 = 50.
We conder if Trudeau asked the Canadian people if they want twice as many cars, roads, schools, houses, prisons, and hospitals. Twice the congestion and twice the demand for natural resources - all within 50 years.