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Canada Ontario faces resettlement 'crisis': minister

21:26  06 july  2018
21:26  06 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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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.

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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.

MacLeod's comments come a day after Premier Doug Ford said Trudeau had put a strain on local and provincial services by encouraging foreigners to come to Canada illegally.

Ford issued a statement just before his first meeting with Trudeau on Thursday, saying the federal government should foot 100 per cent of the bill for resettling the newcomers.

Toronto Mayor John Tory says municipalities across Ontario have offered to help handle the influx of asylum seekers.

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Ontario's minister responsible for immigration has demanded an apology from federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen for saying the province is promoting fear about asylum seekers. "Maybe the minister should sit down and have a nice cup of tea, calm down a little bit and maybe phone me and apologize for calling me unCanadian," Lisa MacLeod said Friday.

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