I have nothing against FAIR trade but we know the trade we have with China is not fair -- they dont pay their people accordingly to our standards, they dont have environmental laws according to our standards, they also have protectionist policies with regards to their housing and banking.
Also India another big country that Canada likes to pick immigrants have policies that limit foreign investment in their real estate. Many countries have implemented foreign buyer taxes.
So to say what I am advocating would isolate us like North Korea is very very far fetched -- North Korea is a way different ball game.
Like I said if people really want to move here, no problem get a PR card and buy a house -- but foreigners who have no interest in coming here and only want to invest for capital gains needs to be kept out ... trust me China would almost love this as well as they are starting to implement policies that limit money outflow -- the fact that people have been able to do so are also in my book lawbreakers...