Every day the crisis isn’t solved, the burden on services paid for by Canadians will keep getting worse.
Toronto Mayor John Tory says that despite frequent appeals for help dealing with a totally overwhelmed shelter system, “We just haven’t had any indication of any help at all. Zero.”
According to a report, ‘“I just don’t think that’s fair,” he said of a growing crisis that is expected to cost municipal taxpayers at least $64.5 million in 2017 and 2018.
Tory said the city has a “crisis on our hands” as college dorm rooms are transformed into shelter spaces and public buildings like community centres might be next.”
The crisis has already overwhelmed the shelter system (which is supposed to be for homeless Torontonians) to the point where there officials are scrambling to find other places that can be used to shelter those who entered Canada illegally.
The Trudeau government has made the problem even worse in Toronto, by offering free transportation to the “preferred” destination of illegal crossers, many of whom have chosen to go to Toronto.
Meanwhile, the cost of the strain being put on services is being borne by taxpayers and citizens. Many citizens in need of help will be left out, because the Trudeau government has refused to deal with the border crisis, and has created a situation in which there are massive incentives to cross illegally, and punishments for those who the government is supposed to be working for.
The fact that Trudeau is ignoring Toronto’s need for help – and the need for help across Canada as the crisis escalates – is a disgrace, and is yet more evidence that Canadian citizens come last in Trudeau’s hierarchy of service.