Government of Canada provides funding to Peel to address interim housing shortages

News release

August 23, 2019 – Ottawa – The Government of Canada will provide the Region of Peel with $2.2 million in response to challenges it has faced with respect to providing temporary accommodation to asylum claimants over the last 2 years.

The Government of Canada is committed to orderly migration, which includes helping provinces and municipalities adapt to pressures faced with respect to providing temporary housing to asylum claimants.

The funding will help the Region of Peel continue to deliver effective interim housing solutions for asylum claimants seeking Canada’s protection, while all orders of government work together toward sustainable, long-term, solutions.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada recognizes that there has recently been a greater demand for shelter space and appreciates the investments that the Region of Peel has made in providing temporary shelter to those that need it, including asylum claimants.”

– The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction

“On behalf of the members of Council and Region of Peel taxpayers, we express our appreciation to the Government of Canada for the financial contribution towards interim housing costs associated with hosting asylum seekers in 2017, 2018 and 2019.”

– Regional Chair Nando Iannicca, Regional Municipality of Peel

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Marie-Emmanuelle Cadieux
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
marie-emmanuelle.cadieux@canada.ca

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
613‑952‑1650
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