McKenna makes right suggestion
A few days ago you reported on a former N.B. premier’s remarks about Atlantic Canada and immigration. I would heartily endorse his ideas on requiring immigrants (not refugees) to remain in one province for the first three years.
My wife and I came to Canada, from the UK in 1957, and landed in Montreal, as the head office of Texaco Canada was there, and I had been working for the British affiliate, and hoped for a job with Texaco Canada.
I was indeed hired as a sales rep, to be located in Halifax. After some training in Montreal, we went to Halifax (by bus, as Texaco did not offer to pay our way) and have been in the Maritimes ever since. We lived in New Brunswick, as well as Nova Scotia, and eventually left Texaco and came to Prince Edward Island. That was in 1963.
We have made a good life for ourselves here, and never wanted to move away. We have raised five children here, all of whom look back on their childhood with fondness, and eagerly come “home” to visit (in the summer). We have always found Islanders to be extremely welcoming to us, albeit with some gentle teasing about us being “from away.”
Many, if not most Immigrants, know little about this enormous country, and how you can prosper and be happy in any part, if you put your heart into it — you do not have to be in a huge city.
So, I recommend Mr. McKenna’s strategy. Mark Robertson, Charlottetown