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Ottawa’s immigration push raises prosperity questions

June 13, 2021

With physical distancing and limited social circles a fixture of everyday life during the pandemic, Queenie Choo believes more newcomers to Canada than usual may have slipped through the cracks when it comes to support services typically offered to immigrants.

“Certainly our programs and services have pivoted themselves in terms of … maintaining that connection virtually – but it is a different way of doing things,” said the CEO of Vancouver-based immigrant and community services non-profit SUCCESS.

“And on top of that, it’s also the escalation of incidents of anti-Asian racism and bigotry that really layer in additional emotional burdens to people, especially women, seniors and immigrants.”

The past year has been challenging for all, she said.

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