A new poll has found that nearly six in 10 Canadians believe the Trudeau government has “made the right call” with its 2017 refugee targets, while about one in four believe Canada should have followed U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and enacted a temporary ban on refugees.
The Angus Reid Institute online survey found 57 per cent agreed with the statement that after U.S. president Donald Trump’s executive order, the Trudeau government “made the right call” by keeping refugee levels at 40,000 for 2017.
Twenty-five per cent agreed with the statement that the “government should have adopted a temporary ban similar to U.S. policy” and 18 per cent supported the statement that the government should take more refugees as a response.
However, when asked a similar question, Canadians appeared somewhat less accepting of the number of refugees coming to Canada. Nearly half (47 per cent) said “Canada is taking about the right number,” while four in 10 (41 per cent) said “the number is already too high, we should not be taking in more refugees.” Only 11 per cent agreed Canada “should allow more refugees.”