Immigrate and emigrate

The European Uninion has taught the world an important lesson. Open your borders and Belgium won't move in. Nor will France. Sure, plenty of people have moved to London, but not the entire continent. Not even close. Even when language isn't a barrier, European migration has been fairly limited.

New Zealanders can move to Australia (and vice versa). Norwegians and Icelanders to European Union countries (and vice versa). Freedom isn't just a theoretical concept. Seems to me Canada should have more mobility agreements. At the moment, it has some (temporary permits for people under 30 and temporary permits for certain professions under NAFTA), but not enough. Forget cherry picking immigrants. Welcome people who want to come here, for a week, a year or a lifetime. But in exchange, negociate agreements that allow Canadians to leave.

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