June 22nd, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Ottawa to give Quebec $750 million for surge in temporary immigrants


By The Canadian Press on June 10, 2024.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Quebec Premier Francois Legault shake hands as they meet, in Quebec City, Monday, June 10, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

QUEBEC – The federal government is offering Quebec $750 million to help pay for a surge in temporary immigrants to the province, federal officials say.

Quebec Premier Fran├žois Legault had been asking Ottawa for $1 billion.

The news comes as the two leaders meet today in Quebec City following Legault’s demands that Ottawa reduce the number of temporary immigrants in the province and pay the costs linked to housing and caring for them and their children.

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