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leader: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the situation is now a crisis, according to Vancouver Courier. So too does Ontario's new Conservative government, which is calling on Ottawa to pick up the 200-million tab for housing, education and social assistance the province has provided so far to the refugee claimants. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, on CBC's Power and Politics, Aug. 3, 2018. article continues below Trending Stories Moving out Vancouver families leave city for better housing options Historic wooden paver blocks no match for Vancouver's sun How a Romanian pop singer's quirky ode to Vancouver became a viral hit Dwayne Johnson's viral Vancouver video when life gives you fumbles, turn them into touchdowns For the better part of two years, federal Conservatives have been blasting Justin Trudeau's Liberal government for failing to stem the tide of asylum seekers flowing across unofficial border crossings from the United States to make claims for refugee status in Canada. So far, the federal government has provided just 11 million for housing costs. In June, Toronto Mayor John Tory urgently called on both the province and the feds to help house some 3,000 asylum seekers in his city, warning that emergency shelter space had run out. It has also given 3 million to Manitoba and 36 million to Quebec, where the bulk of the crossings have occurred. ( As reported in the news.