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Refugee Claimants and Shelter System

city: The latest evidence of that is the 65 million the city has budgeted since 2017 to provide food and shelter for refugee claimants, according to Toronto Star. But Toronto can't be expected to carry the whole burden. That's because this city has long welcomed the world, and it continues to do so amid a global migrant crisis. This is a national issue, and Mayor John Tory is right to reach out to Ottawa for more help in handling a sudden upsurge in refugee claimants that is putting a big strain on the city's shelter system. But we can no longer do it alone. We are committed to providing shelter and support to all those who need it, he said on Thursday. ( As reported in the news.