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Mac Leod: Asylum Seekers and College

mac leod: Lisa Mac Leod, provincial minister in charge of immigration, urged Trudeau to commit federal resources to relieve overcrowding in Toronto's shelter system, according to The Chronicle Herald. About 800 refugee claimants and asylum seekers are staying in Toronto college residences that must be vacated on Aug. 9 before students return to campus. On Friday, the Ontario government said it faces a looming crisis next month if Ottawa doesn't help find space for refugees and asylum seekers currently sheltered in college dorms. Those college dormitories are for students who are returning in the fall, Mac Leod said. It is pressing. That space will be needed. ... This is something that is very urgent. ( As reported in the news.