Thousands of visitors have recently come to Canada on a visit visa and are sleeping on buses at night. They complained about various problems in the country they left behind and demanded asylum from the Canadian government. Canada’s provincial and city governments are overwhelmed by the large numbers of asylum seekers.
Many go to government centers to sleep at night as they have no place to stay. But they are out of capacity. This number is especially high in Montreal and Toronto. In that case, many have to sit and sleep in the bus.
Unable to accommodate Toronto’s public shelter centers at capacity, the city government arranged for transit buses at night to take applicants to other locations. Buses ply from one town to another at night.
Buses stop late at night if there is no space in the shelter. The applicant was dropped off early in the morning. There are no toilets in the buses.
On the other hand, 7,300 asylum seekers were staying in 4,000 hotel rooms in six Canadian provinces until last week. The provincial and city governments have to pay the hotel rent for such a large number of asylum seekers. For this reason, Immigration Minister Mark Miller announced the allocation of 362 (362.2 million) million dollars for a temporary solution to this problem last Wednesday.
100 million will be given to the province of Quebec. The remaining dollars will be distributed to other provinces pro rata to asylum seekers. On the other hand, Minister Mark Miller announced that they will take steps to prevent such a large number of visitors from coming to Canada in the future.