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Canada Trudeau to meet Toronto mayor John Tory

15:51  06 july  2018
15:51  06 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trudeau meets with Toronto mayor John Tory

  Trudeau meets with Toronto mayor John Tory Toronto Mayor John Tory says municipalities across Ontario have offered to help handle the influx of asylum seekers that has caused a housing crisis in the city. Tory is meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning to discuss the issue as well as Toronto's escalating gun violence.Tory says many mayors in the province have told him they have jobs available for refugee claimants and asylum seekers.Trudeau says he will support Toronto's efforts to help refugees and to combat the gun and gang violence that is currently gripping the city.

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Toronto Mayor John Tory this morning, against the backdrop of the city's escalating gun violence and Ontario's clashes with Ottawa over carbon pricing and refugee resettlement.

Trudeau met yesterday with newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who earlier in the day said the prime minister had put a strain on local and provincial services by encouraging asylum seekers to come to Canada illegally, and that Trudeau's government should foot 100 per cent of the bill for resettling the newcomers.

Trudeau said after the meeting that he'd explained to Ford how the asylum-seeking system works and what Canada's obligations are.

Ontario faces resettlement 'crisis': minister

  Ontario faces resettlement 'crisis': minister TORONTO - The Ontario government says the province will face a crisis next month if Ottawa doesn't help find space for refugees and asylum seekers currently sheltered in university dorms. Lisa MacLeod, provincial minister in charge for immigration, urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to commit federal resources to relieve overcrowding in Toronto's shelter system. About 800 refugee claimants and asylum seekers are staying in Toronto college residences that must be vacated on Aug. 9 before students return to campus.

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In a radio interview Friday morning, the prime minister condemned leaders who engage in anti-migrant rhetoric.

"Unfortunately conservative politicians here and around the world are playing a very dangerous game with something that shouldn't be fodder for division," Trudeau said on CBC Radio's Metro Morning.

"Canadians are supportive of immigration and accepting refugees. They need to be reassured, as they can be, that we have a system in place that is going through all the processes."

Tory has said all three levels of government must work together to address local gun crime, after a string of shootings left three people dead and at least eight injured over the past week.

The mayor spoke to federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Tuesday about ways their respective governments could co-operate on the issue.

A spokesperson for Goodale said the threat to public feelings of safety is a "deep concern."

Toronto adding 200 cops to night shift to curb gun violence .
Toronto police will add 200 frontline officers to the night shift this summer in an effort to reduce gun violence in the city. Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory unveiled the plan today, in the wake of a string of shootings in recent weeks. Saunders says officers will be dispatched to areas that require them and noted that neighbourhoods will not be saturated with police. Tory says $15 million will be spent on efforts to curb gun violence in the city, including funds for community programs.

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