The federal government has committed $114.7 million for temporary housing for migrants who have illegally entered into Canada.
Most of the money will be distributed between the provinces, while the rest will go directly to federal government efforts to provide temporary housing.
A spokeswoman for Border Security Minister Bill Blair called this new spending an acknowledgment of the significant impact migrants have caused on many parts of Canada.
This announcement is the latest in a series of pricey commitments made by the federal government to house the growing number of migrants, many of whom entered the country illegally.
On January 25, the government announced $15 million for housing migrants in Toronto, bringing the total given to that city up to $26 million for that city alone. City of Toronto officials, meanwhile, have said the city has spent $64.5 million over the past two years on migrant housing.
Both provinces and cities impacted by the surge of asylum seekers have criticized the latest spending announcements for not being nearly enough to cover the growing costs.
Despite not having a clear plan to stop the influx of illegal border crossers, the federal government has resorted to name-calling, false accusations and blaming others.
Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Immigration, was publically attacked by Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen for criticizing his handling of the illegal border crossers crisis. Hussen called her “uncanadian” and “dangerous.”
Hussen also recently claimed that the Conservative Party of Canada intends to “militarize the border and place a CBSA official or RCMP official every 100 metres.” No Conservative MP has ever made this suggestion.
It is unclear whether the federal government will develop a plan to stop the flow of illegal border crossers or if they will continue throwing money at the problem caused by the Prime Minister.