The governments response to the criticism of its negatively perceived new Canadian immigration legislation is that it believes these changes will shorten the wait and backlog. In truth they may be more interested in serving Canadian Business needs by trying to bring qualified business immigrants to Canada more quickly. Most Canadians, if asked would probably agree with the concept, but we believe they would not agree with amending the Regulations with significant policy changes whose manner of implementation is yet to be revealed, and making those changes retroactive to all applications received since February 27, 2008. The government has suggested that there will be an opportunity for Canadian immigration stakeholder groups to speak out about the proposed changes before the finance committee and they will have an opportunity to clarify some of what they call “misinformation” about the amendments to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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