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Manitoba Housing: Asylum Seekers and Reception Centre

manitoba housing: The influx filled Winnipeg newcomer organizations and shelters to capacity, so on May 2 the province opened the Gretna reception centre in a converted seniors' home, according to CBC. It got pretty hostile' Manitoba Housing tells Gretna it will host reception centre for asylum seekers Manitoba premier defends Gretna reception centre for asylum seekers Since then, 430 asylum-seekers have spent their first nights in Canada there. Last winter, the story of two refugees nearly losing their lives to dart across the border was followed by more and more stories, and from February to May, hundreds of desperate asylum seekers were being dropped off just south of the border and walking into Canada every month. But as of Dec.1, it will close. We continue to work with partnering organizations to provide the same reception services in Winnipeg that were offered in Gretna, a provincial spokesperson said in a statement. The Manitoba government is relocating asylum seeker delivery services from the temporary reception centre in Gretna to existing offices in Winnipeg. ( As reported in the news.