Anti-Immigration Billboards in Canada Removed

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Public outcry in Canada has resulted in anti-immigration billboards across the country being taken down. The ads started appearing across the county on August 23, and as awareness and protests spread, began coming down on August 26.

Say NO to mass immigration billboards with a picture of anti-immigration People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier went up in cities across Canada including Halifax, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, although the party did not buy or authorize the billboards. Bernier said on Twitter,

“The message on the billboard is not ‘controversial’ for two thirds of Canadians who agree with it, and for those who disagree but support free speech and an open discussion.”

Canada’s federal election on October 21 has broad support for immigration according to polls show. A Pew Research Center report published August 9 found that Canadians have among the highest support in the world for immigration.

Toronto newspaper The Star reports that the “billboards were paid for by a third-party advertiser called True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp., which is run by Toronto mining executive Frank Smeenk, according to Elections Canada filings. Smeenk is the president and CEO of KWG Resources Inc.”

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