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Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks during a news conference in Ottawa April 29, 2013.
Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks during a news conference in Ottawa April 29, 2013.
(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Flood of immigrants a political hammer in 2015

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In Canadian politics, this is the only thing that matters: In the last five years, Canada imported the equivalent of a large new city. This large new city, and the two large cities that arrived in the 10 years before that, and the large new cities that will arrive like clockwork every five years for years to come, choose the government.