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Opinion:  Don Curry, Let’s take a closer look at Canada’s immigration targets

Opinion:  Don Curry, Let’s take a closer look at Canada’s immigration targets

'If you ask people what percentage of Canadians are immigrants, some will get it pretty close. The answer, according to the 2021 census, is 23 per cent. I prefer the figure 95 per cent'
Opinion: Don Curry, India and Philippines driving immigration to North Bay

Opinion: Don Curry, India and Philippines driving immigration to North Bay

‘My Filipino clients are predominantly in the health care field, and the ones from India are more focused on business careers'
Opinion: Charlie Angus digs deep into Cobalt’s history with latest book

Opinion: Charlie Angus digs deep into Cobalt’s history with latest book

“Page-turner,” “gripping,” “hard-hitting,” are words used often to describe good books, and they all apply to this one.
OPINION: Don Curry, North Bay’s immigrant population is now 5%

OPINION: Don Curry, North Bay’s immigrant population is now 5%

'Of the 2,615 newcomers, 2,245 are visible minorities'
<b>Opinion:</b> New work rules may be too tempting for international students — and employers

Opinion: New work rules may be too tempting for international students — and employers

'Let’s hope sanity prevails and they don’t use the lure of unlimited hours of work to become workers instead of students'
Opinion: First step taken toward RNIP becoming permanent program

Opinion: First step taken toward RNIP becoming permanent program

'It’s really a no-brainer. Pilots by their very nature are built to test the waters and see what works and what doesn’t work. RNIP is working, so the natural progression is from pilot to permanent'
Opinion: International workers fight historic low unemployment rate

Opinion: International workers fight historic low unemployment rate

'North Bay is full of them and they are ready to serve you at our fast-food restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, retail outlets, seniors’ homes and elsewhere. Without them many local employers would be out of business'
<b>Opinion:</b>  Permanent residents pay taxes but can’t vote

Opinion: Permanent residents pay taxes but can’t vote

North Bay is ahead of the curve on permanent resident voting rights
<b>Opinion</b> Politicians increasingly vocal on immigration

Opinion Politicians increasingly vocal on immigration

'We may have men of Italian heritage at all three political levels'
<b>Opinion:</b> Don Curry, Canadians are not getting old—they are old

Opinion: Don Curry, Canadians are not getting old—they are old

'There is no question that immigration levels must remain high, with an annual intake above one per cent of our population, or higher'