We’re finally getting information on some of the costs for Justin’s “refugee rush” and it’s outrageous.
What makes this even worse is that these people weren’t living in Syria, or in refugee camps. They weren’t in harms way but now they find themselves stuck in hotels with no connections, no access to language services that could help them with employment, instead relying on food banks. No wonder some have been saying they want to go back.
It wasn’t as if he wasn’t warned but Justin had to do his refugee rush his way at all costs. And it was costly.
Here’s just a sample: $1M for the Four Points Sheraton in Victoria, $1.94M for the Travelodge in Dorval, $2.5M for the Quality Hotel at Dorval Airport and $3M for the Quality Hotel in Toronto, $1.995M for the Sheraton Guildford in Vancouver.
Now that many of these people are left on their own, the government is just letting them remain on their own because the time for photo ops is over.