The cost of dealing with Justin Trudeau’s open border policies has become even higher as the government has committed $6 million to provide temporary housing to asylum seekers in British Columbia.
The $6 million is the latest huge sum the feds have doled out to provinces struggling with the influx of migrants since Justin Trudeau’s infamous tweet.
True North has been keeping track of how much Justin Trudeau’s invite to the world’s migrants has cost Canadian taxpayers.
“Our partnership with the Province of British Columbia has been invaluable as we work together to find sustainable solutions for vulnerable individuals in need of shelter,” said Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction.
“We remain committed to working collaboratively with our partners to address the challenges provinces face as a result of increased global migration.”
The illegal border crosser situation in British Columbia is not as widely known, as most illegal crossings occur in Quebec, but several thousand migrants have ended up in BC.
According to the non-partisan Parliamentary Budget Officer, processing illegal border crossers alone will exceed $1.1 billion this year.
This does not include money given to municipalities, which have absorbed much of the front-line costs of asylum seekers. The federal government has given $26 million to the city of Toronto to deal with the shortage of shelter for migrants.
This only compensates a fraction of the $65 million the City has spent dealing with housing migrants.
The situation has gone so out of hand that the mayor of Ottawa had to practically beg the federal government for financial assistance with the housing crisis in Trudeau’s own backyard.
Taxpayers appear to be indefinitely on the hook for the cost of Justin Trudeau’s invitation to the world’s migrants.