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CanadaQuebec to receive $250M from Ottawa for asylum seekers

13:30  30 august  2019
13:30  30 august  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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+ The Canadian government has announced it will provide $ 250 million to Quebec for costs related to help with resettle and provide support to refugees and asylum seekers . The federal funding, which was announced on Thursday

The federal government is giving Quebec $ 250 million in compensation for costs the province incurred following the influx of asylum seekers across the A federal government news release notes Quebec received roughly 90 per cent of the refugee claimants who entered the country from the United States

Quebec to receive $250M from Ottawa for asylum seekers© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson The federal government says Quebec has assumed extraordinary costs due to an influx of asylum seekers.

The Canadian government has announced it will provide $250 million to Quebec for costs related to help with resettle and provide support to refugees and asylum seekers.

The federal funding, which was announced on Thursday, comes months after Quebec Premier François Legault said Ottawa owed $300 million in compensation to cover the costs of asylum seekers arriving in Quebec.

"We appreciate the extraordinary efforts of the Government of Quebec which has worked to ensure that vulnerable individuals are provided temporary housing and basic services, shortly after being thoroughly screened at the border," the federal government said in a statement.

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The influx of asylum seekers – which on some days sees hundreds crossing over – led the federal government recently to set up a border camp near the New York State border. READ MORE: Ipsos poll says more than half of Canadians think Ottawa isn’t in control of refugee issue in Quebec .

WATCH BELOW: Asylum seekers search for home in Quebec . In Ottawa , opposition members representing Quebec ridings called on the Trudeau READ MORE: Ottawa to give M to Quebec , Ontario and Manitoba for asylum seeker costs. It only controls economic immigration, however, so it

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As of 2017, there has been an influx of asylum seekers crossing into Quebec from the United States border.

While the number of migrants entering the province continues to decrease, the federal government says Quebec took in more than 90 per cent of those who came through official ports of entry in 2017 and 2018.

The investment will help cover the "extraordinary costs" covered by the province during that time.

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