Ottawa transports asylum seekers from Quebec to other provinces
Ottawa transports asylum seekers from Quebec to other provinces Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Christine Frechette, announced that the Government of Canada had transported nearly all asylum seekers arriving in Canada through the Roxham Road to other provinces.
As a result, the majority of 380 migrants who arrived in Quebec by that route – 373 – have been relocated, mainly to Ontario. Since last summer, the Federal Government has continuously transferred migrants from Roxham Road due to capacity issues in Quebec.
Thus, over 5300 people have been moved from Quebec since June 2022, including 500 to Windsor and nearly 2700 individuals to Niagara Falls in Ontario.
It’s an indication, according to Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Christine Frechette, that Ottawa is now paying attention to Quebec’s concerns about the influx of asylum seekers entering the province through the irregular border crossing.
“We’re happy about this. We hope that this will continue and that this will be the new strategy for managing asylum seekers and the borders.”
The minister stated that she was unable to go into more in detail regarding how the asylum seekers are being transported to other parts of Canada. Later, CBC News was informed by her spokesman that the federal government had allocated hundreds of hotel rooms.
About 40,000 asylum seekers entered Canada via Roxham Road in the prior year. That number corresponds to around 42% of applicants in 2022.
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