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Asylum: Asylum Seekers and Quebec

asylum: It's not clear yet whether refugee claimants will be flown, bussed or sent on a train, but those who indicate, upon arrival, that they want to go to Toronto will soon be hustled out of Quebec, according to Toronto Star. Read more Quebec pushes federal government for more help with asylum seekers Article Continued Below Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer Opinion There's nothing illegal' about asylum seekers We are in the process of working at the officials level with both Quebec and Ontario to determine what is in the art of the possible, what could it look like, said one federal official, speaking to reporters on background Friday. react-empty 146 I think one of the main points to consider is how would the province of Ontario and Quebec and the municipalities in those provinces like a system to be designed that also suits their needs. After a cry for help from Quebec, which claims there could be 400 refugee claimants coming into Canada each day this summer, federal officials said they are working on a triage plan. Parts of the new plan, which was hatched at a meeting Wednesday night, will be in place in the coming days. Her Quebec counterpart, David Heurtel, said this week that his province had shouldered more than its fair share of the elevated number of asylum-seekers and would begin shutting its 1,850-bed shelter system when occupation rates reach 85 per cent. Will it be completely functional by the end of next week I can't say, but certainly some basic elements of it will be in place, said an official.A spokesperson for Ontario Immigration Minister Laura Albanese said the province is working with Ottawa and Quebec, but that it was too early to comment on details of how and where asylum-seekers might be transferred to Ontario. ( As reported in the news.