Attitudes hardening toward immigrants: UBC professor

Attitudes have become more polarized and Canadians have become more anxious about immigration, particularly refugees, in recent years, UBC law school dean Catherine Dauvergne said in a Vancouver Sun Q&A.

There’s no evidence to show that refusing to take care of refugees will divert funds to other groups in the country, Dauvergne said, adding that having supportive services that are available to everybody will benefit everyone in the long run.

The federal government’s processing of 25,000 refugees is a good start but is just a “drop in the bucket,” according to Dauvergne.

A similar article appeared in the Regina Leader Post, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Saskatoon Star Phoenix and Montreal Gazette.