Immigration and the Environment

What effect does immigration have on the environment? Much has been written on this topic. The following is a very brief look at views and sources on this topic, three of which are Canadian and the third, American. All 4 of these sources say that immigration is having a significant negative effect on the environment.

I. The first is a 1976 report done by the Science Council of Canada. It recommended that Canada limit its population, restrict immigration and conserve its limited resources. See the following link :

http://www.immigrationwatchcanada.org/background/research/immigration/science-council-of-canada-canada-should-restrict-immigration-conserve-its-resources-and-stabilize-its-population-long-summary/

II. The second is a 1997 University of British Columbia study calledProspects For Sustainability“.

III. The third is a list of publications taken from the Center For Immigration Studies web site. This section also refers to an American publication called “Forsaking Fundamentals” which examines the environmental movement’s abandonment of the effect of immigration on the environment.

IV. The fourth is the 2005 annual Report of Ontario’s Environment Commissioner. That report is called “Planning Our Landscape”. We provide the introductory letter to that report and a link to the report.