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Services Minister: Asylum-Seeker Issue and Mac Leod

services minister: Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is calling on the House of Commons immigration committee to hold two more meetings this summer in hopes of learning more about what the federal government intends to do about asylum seekers, according to Toronto Star. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo She walked out of the meeting after a testy exchange with federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who later publicly accused Ontario of fear-mongering on asylum seekers. As Ford's community and social services minister, Mac Leod is butting heads with the Liberal government over its handling of the asylum-seeker issue, and she was at it again Friday after the main federal, provincial and territorial players gathered for a meeting on the matter in Winnipeg. She called his comments mean-spirited and demanded an apology. Rempel will introduce a motion calling on the committee to undertake a study to review the adequacy of the federal government's response to the impact of increased asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States. At Monday's emergency meeting of the House of Commons immigration committee, opposition members will try to put some political pressure on the government by urging their Liberal counterparts to examine the problem, as well as the pressure it is putting on provinces. ( As reported in the news.