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Quebec begins controversial 'values' test for newcomers

Today, on Front Burner, Quebec’s controversial “values” test for new immigrants takes effect Jan. 1. CBC’s Ben Shingler unpacks the test and how it’s being received across the province.
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Quebec Premier François Legault came to power saying he would protect the province's cultural identity by reducing its intake of immigrants. On Jan. 1, Legault fulfils part of his controversial plan — the implementation of a "values" test some potential immigrants will have to complete. Today, we talk with CBC reporter Ben Shingler about the policy, how it will likely play out, and the message it sends.

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