Premier Robert Ghiz wants more power when it comes to attracting immigrants to P.E.I.
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Premier Robert Ghiz speaks to reporters following the budget address.
The premier spoke this morning at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting.
The federal government currently caps the number of immigrants each province can bring in each year and P.E.I.’s number is 460 people this year.
Ghiz plans on bringing the issue up when the Atlantic premiers meet in Charlottetown later this summer.
Alan Duncan, a member of the chamber’s Island Advance Task Force, spoke earlier this morning about not only the need to attract immigrants to the province but to make them feel welcome and retain them.
Duncan also said businesses in the Charlottetown area need to do a better job supporting entrepreneurs in accessing capital to support growth and development.