Excerpt: “At the People’s Party national campaign launch Sunday in Sainte-Marie, Que., Bernier said he agreed with the ad’s message, though noted they were placed by an outside group.
He said the current number of immigrants Canada accepts annually — 350,000 — is too high and needs to be scaled back.
“For me, mass immigration is 350,000 a year so yes we’re against mass immigration,” he said.
The phrase, however, is associated with more than just numbers.
Critics of the term often consider it a synonym for opposition to visible minority immigrants on the grounds they pose a threat.“