efe-epaBy Julio César Rivas. Ottawa

Politics' populist wave seems to have arrived Canada, which goes to polls on Oct. 21, as immigration has become one of the hot topics of debate, with conservative parties vowing to limit migrant numbers.

Last Thursday, leader of the Liberal Party and prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said during a televised debate in French that Quebec has every right to test immigrants who want to settle in the predominantly French-speaking province. EFE-EPA