Illegal Border Crossing Surge Overwhelms Toronto Shelters

Some are now asking neighbours to take in those who crossed illegally.

As the federal government refuses to take action to stop the flow of illegal border crossings into our country, refugee shelters in Toronto are being overwhelmed.

According to a report in the Toronto Star, “Since the beginning of the fall, the peak season for refugee arrivals, Toronto’s already strained refugee shelter system has been dealing with what some operators call an unprecedented bed shortage. Some operators are even referring callers to shelters in Hamilton.”

Because of the continued influx, homeless Torontonians (Canadian citizens) are seeing an increasingly strained system. Even as the number of homeless people seeking shelter rises, illegal border crossers are rising even faster:

“While the number of homeless contacting the city for referrals to available shelter beds rose by 13.2 per cent last year to 12,843, Patricia Anderson, a manager of the city’s shelter support and housing administration, said calls from individual refugees and families looking for shelters almost tripled to 928.”

The situation has reached such a crisis point that it pushed “the Romero House, which has four locations in Toronto, to launch a community host program to ask neighbours, friends and supporters to open their homes to accommodate the overflow until a shelter bed is available for those knocking on its doors.”

This result was predictable.

Cities have limited financial and housing resources. That means every allocation of resources represents a choice. Having more illegal border crossers in the country inevitably means less resources for Canadian citizens in need.

The Trudeau government tries to ignore that choice and hide the fact that it’s a trade-off, but that doesn’t change the truth.

The more the government allows illegal border crossings, the less help there will be for Canadians in need. That’s not ‘compassion,’ it’s disloyalty to those the government is supposed to be serving.

Spencer Fernando

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C Randall

I think a large busload of these illegals should be driven to Trudeau`s house and have all the people go to his front door and ask for shelter. Too bad security won`t allow it.

Is there any way to call for an early election so we can vote Trudeau out and get our country back on track before it`s totally ruined ?

Christine
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Christine

The federal government of Trudeau is breaking the laws. Trudeau, Goodale and Hussen must be arrested for BREAKING THE LAWS. The army must stop them.

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

Mary Boorman, I was removed from facebook because they wanted more I.D. from me. (I believe it was because I am not a lefty and said exactly what I think but that was not “facebooks’ explanation to me). IN any event, I sure as hell wasn’t going to give them any more identification information therefore I no longer have an account. Is there any way for me to sign this letter??

Chris vrecko
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You and me both. That happened to me last year. I said the same thing. My kids couldn’t believe I hadn’t been ugly. As you I stated my opinion and that was it. What really angered me was that I was not allowed to close my account. It is still wide open.

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

Thank God for Inuit carving control. Unlike the Cretin, Turdeau won’t be attacking anyone with a tourist statue. Dou you think he would answer the door wearing his “Little Bo Peep” outfit?

bob kelly
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bob kelly

Mary my facebook page was also removed but only after I sent them all the id they said they required. So how can you get me a copy of this Class Action lawsuit so I can sign it ???

Bob

Tom
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No wonder the price of homes is so expensive in Toronto -they must get at least 50,000 immigrants/refugees plus people moving from all parts of Canada to seek work etc each year.At that rate there needs at least 15,000 new homes be built each year. Its supply and demand on steroids.

Bruce
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Bruce

Damn, I’ve dealt with this before. All illegal aliens must be transported by bus to Ottawa which we will rename, GO. Upon reaching GO they must be transported to 24 Sussex Dr where they will be given $200 cash by Sophie or Justin and a tent. They must pitch the tent on the nearest lawn or in the nearest GO park until they have filed the correct paperwork to gain landed immigrant status. They will be place in the queue. Liberal MPs will be responsible for guiding the illegals in their applications for legally landed status. Ottawa (GO) citizens who… Read more »

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

Bruce,
LOL, I like the way you think, Bruce!!

doug
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doug

Moronto did its part to elect this imbecile since they choose to fall for the liberal media about how bad Harper was. Funny how they were on the abc/abh wagon pushed by the same media such as the ‘red moronto star’. You are getting the ‘change’ you all voted for so suck it up, you have no one to blame but yourselves.

Sandra Williston
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Sandra Williston

Virtue signalling comes home to roost! Take a few of these illegals into your own big beautiful homes Mayor John Tory and Premier Wynne! You too Trudeau (except it’s the taxpayer’s real estate) and pay for their upkeep out of your daddy’s trust fund. Oh and where pray tell are the countless others who marched or stood with signs for open borders & illegal immigration now? Why have they not opened up their homes and wallets to take in these people given that they have advocated for them to come here? I bet your banners that brazenly stated “no one… Read more »

NancyW
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NancyW

Looks good on Parliment Hill lots of open lawn there, get the tents up! Then the Lieberal/NDP false Canadian government can personally look after them with their own money and time. John Tory the Toronto mayor, again a Lieberal placed to destroy the Conservative Party who now claims he is Liberal ( and ran for mayor against Doug Ford a real Conservative) John Tory lost provincially but became mayor of Toronto over Doug Ford?? This is why Ontario still has Lieberals in power, as the Lieberals have been running all the parties. For sure with this man Mayor of Toronto,… Read more »

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bj stewart

Imagine if you were one of the immigrants. Imagine the stress and depression they must have. They are running from something and I think it is oppression and poverty. The filthy and rich should open their wallets and accommodate these desperate people. The filthy rich got that way by stealing from the masses. The masses can not afford any more because of the greed of the filthy rich. Easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get to heaven.

Michael
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Michael

I think your blind hatred for the successful (i.e., rich) has damaged your brain beyond repair. Illegal immigrants put a strain on limited resources that can otherwise be used to pay down debt or support Canadians. If you want to help third world people then fly abroad on your own dime and do so. Taxpayer money should not be used by politicians to virtue signal.

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

They are running from their native countries which western nations have destroyed. Want to solve the refugee and immigration problem? Stop bombing the Middle East, bring the troops home and stop interfering in the economies of Central and South America by bringing the CIA and the bankers home. Otherwise, suck it up, buttercup.

Wendy Lush
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Wendy Lush

You ain’t seen nothing yet, folks. Get ready for the flood ….

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Jen
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Jen

Every illegal should be given a list of names and places of every liberal mps as well as of every media outlets and reporter name that stand by their lunatic PM JT, to choose from with a note ” here are your illegals to look after.” CBC has a huge building with hundreds of rooms no one is using; illegals can fill every room with one or more families and still have room left over. What happens to those brain washed trudeau reporters, is not our concern. They asked and helped Jihadi Justin Trudeau get what he wanted without batting… Read more »

joy
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joy

I’m curious what other countries do this. And who does not? Is Justin Trudeau willing to SHARE his assets with the much less fortunate? Should he not acknowledge that Canadians need their assets? Or is he actually anti-Canadian? Perhaps he would reply? If he says he’s PRO Canadian could he show this to Canadians? Putin is PRO Russia. Anyone going against Russia is his enemy. Trump is PRO USA. China is pro China. Could Justin explain how these Mega powers are wrong? I’m sure there are questions, and Justin may have a soft spot for the underprivileged, but ruining yet… Read more »

Mara
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Mara

My uncle & grandfather both served & passed. I think of them often when I’m reminded at how far our beloved country has been turned into something they both wouldn’t recognize. I have a teenage son & worry not for mine, but his future.
I have already been staking out other countries for my retirement.

sharon
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I lived in Hamilton, and my bus route was in a new district, and 50% were owned by Arabs, and Iranians.

DIANE
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STOP TAKING IN REFUGEES THEN YOU WON’T BE OVERWHELMED ANY MORE SEND THEM BACK !!!