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Province Deal: Task Force and Border Crossers

province deal: We've been proposing solutions and tonight there was a real openness for solutions, according to CTV. A working group has been struck to reach an agreement on how Quebec will be reimbursed for 146 million in unanticipated costs it says it has shouldered as a result of the influx of border crossers last year. Following a meeting of the ad hoc intergovernmental task force on irregular migration in Ottawa, Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel said he felt some progress had finally been made on measures he has been calling for to help his province deal with mounting pressures caused by the spike in irregular migrants. A triage system will be also set up to ask asylum seekers arriving in Quebec where in Canada they are ultimately hoping to stay - something Heurtel said he has also been pushing for. For those who want to stay, work permits are now being issued faster thanks to a recent cut in wait times. He wants Ottawa to help those aiming to settle outside of Quebec to get where they want to go. ( As reported in the news.