In an open letter published in The Financial Post, two insiders of the prominent Liberal Party of Canada are pushing for higher immigration rates to the country. Navdeep Bains, former Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and his former Chief of Staff in 2016-2017, Elder C. Marques state that Canada should aim even higher with its current immigration targets. While serving as a federal Cabinet minister, Bains worked hand-in-hand with the Advisory Council on Economic Growth and advocated for annual immigration numbers to be raised to 450,000 people. This number is close to the current Immigration Levels Plan predictions for 2024.