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Aldermen urge study on immigration

Calgary needs to better understand its relationship with immigrants andthe role it has to play alongside them, according to three Calgaryaldermen.

Calgary needs to better understand its relationship with immigrants and the role it has to play alongside them, according to three Calgary aldermen.

Aldermen Joe Ceci, Diane Colley-Urquhart and Andre Chabot will bring a notice of motion to council today, which suggests the city take a deeper look into how it interacts with immigrants.

“The notice of motion is to make clear what the City of Calgary’s role is with regard to agencies in particular these new immigrants when they arrive in Calgary,” said Ward 9 Ald. Joe Ceci.

According to Ceci, Calgary needs to do whatever it can to help support immigrants, and this notice of motion will aid in that process. “Immigrants are very important to the healthy functioning of this city,” said Ceci. “If we can add to their success … then that’s beneficial to the city as a whole.”

 
 
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