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Refugee Claimants: Tory and Shelter System

refugee claimants: Tory said 10 new refugee claimants are added to Toronto's shelter system each day, and 334 additional refugee claimants have arrived since he last appealed for help on April 26, according to CTV. At the current rate of arrivals, Tory said Toronto projects that refugees will represent more than 50 per cent of the city's shelter residents by November. The federal and Ontario governments should take action to relieve the growing pressure refugee claimants are putting on the city's shelter system, John Tory said Friday, as he asked for support with the issue. Toronto is a city built by immigrants -- many who came from around the world as refugees, Tory said. But the responsibility for that outcome now lies with our provincial and federal partners. We want refugees to be as big a success story for Canada as have been prior generations of refugees, he said. ( As reported in the news.