The high cost of illegal migrants

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch says she will withdraw federal funding for public transit from cities like Toronto that declare themselves sanctuaries for illegal migrants.

“One law for all is a Canadian value,” Leitch tweeted last week. “‘Sanctuary cities’ will be ineligible for transit funding if I am PM.”

Under sanctuary city policies — also adopted by Montreal, Hamilton and London in Canada — municipal governments provide services to illegal migrants, regardless of their immigration status.

Under the “don’t ask” policy of sanctuary cities, they make no effort to ascertain anyone’s immigration status.

Thus property taxpayers are conscripted into paying for municipal services to people who are not in Canada legally.