Asylum seekers in Quebec who crossed the border into Canada illegally are now receiving welfare.
A spokesperson for Quebec's Employment Minister says approximately 4000 asylum seekers will receive their first welfare payment in September, with the minimum monthly payment being $623, then increasing depending on family size.
The Quebec government has been pretty quick to house, feed and support these asylum seekers.
But the Quebec homeless? No so much.
The last count from 2015 said 3016 people are living on the streets of Montreal alone. No one considered opening Olympic Stadium up to shelter them.
Montreal gets to declare itself a “sanctuary city” to look more progressive than Trump. Then Alberta and other net contributing provinces foot the bill. Neat racket.
We should all prepare for another deluge of fake asylum seekers once the word gets out that breaking Canadian immigration law can net you a minimum of $623 per month.