Minister warns of “huge figure” amid talks of bringing in 450K newcomers

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OTTAWA — Immigration Minister John McCallum is acknowledging the advice of a high-powered group of external advisers that recommends a dramatic increase in Canada"s immigration levels to stimulate economic growth.

But McCallum suggests the recommendation — a 50 per cent increase in targets to 450,000 people a year, targeting skilled, entrepreneurial newcomers — might be too ambitious.

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