Levy: Flood of refugees takes toll on city finances

It’s a clear case of if you promote it, they will come.

In late January Mayor John Tory — echoing the sentiments of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — declared that Toronto’s doors were wide open to immigrants, refugees and assorted other new Canadians.

His words — like Trudeau’s — were, in my view, cheap political grandstanding aimed at showing a kinder, gentler face in the wake of a President Donald Trump’s travel ban on those desiring to come to the U.S. from seven Muslim-dominated countries.

  • BillyHW

    I miss Rob Ford. He had the heart of a champion. Also the liver of a champion.

    • I would for him today, regardless that he has passed.

      • When you put dog food on the porch, expect dogs.

        • I like dogs.

          They are also useful.

          Can one say that of John Tory?

  • Ottawa Eyes

    The “refugees” are given government public housing and seniors home beds ahead of Canadians who have been on those lists, on average over 10 years, because of our “virtuous” politicians and bureaucrats.

    If you don’t like that, perhaps it is time to start writing letters to the Toronto Sun about that and calling the politicans to ask if they are going to continue those policies?
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    Telephone: 416-397-CITY (2489)
    Fax: 416-338-7125
    Email: mayor_tory@toronto.ca

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    • Where can I find this info?

      • Jaedo Drax
        • Ottawa Eyes

          Thanks for that. Also see my post next.

      • Ottawa Eyes

        Refugees are deemed to be “homeless”.

        If you look at the Toronto Community Housing information page you will see that you merely have to file a refugee claim or a landed status claim while in Canada illegally (no matter how groundless the claims) to be accepted on the list to get government subsidized or seniors housing along with those legally here (with landed status) and Canadian citizens.


        “You must meet these five conditions to apply. If you do not meet them Housing Connections will not accept your application.

        At least one member of the household is 16 years old or older and is able to live independently;

        Each member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:

        The member is a Canadian citizen,

        The member has made an application for status as a permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), or

        The member has made a claim for refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);

        So you can be a 16 year old unaccompanied refugee claimant or immigration claimant in Canada illegally and you go on the subsidized housing list. I suspect this gives some 16 year-olds in Buffalo who want to run away from home ideas.

        Those who are homeless go to the front of the housing line, which would include those in the paragraph before. So those who are in Canada illegally but have filed a claim to stay no matter how baseless that claim and now are homeless would go ahead of those legally here including Canadian citizens who have been on the list for a decade waiting for housing. And for those illegally here, that means they get housing first, even if they end up getting a deportation order 6 months later.

        From what a contact has told me, it is the unofficial Toronto Community Housing Corporation policy to put refugees and recent immigrants to the head of the line ahead of others.

        This seems pretty outrageous to me that someone who crosses the border illegally and merely puts in a claim to stay but has not been accepted gets at least the same rights as a Canadian citizen, if not possibly given a priority over Canadians.

        Housing Connections is the place to connect to all subsidized housing in Toronto, even ethnic and religious seniors’ homes.

        • Observer

          Absolutely DISGUSTING!

          Most of the politicians and all those housing workers need to be replaced.

        • marty_p

          But how can one be a refugee from Jamaica? Public housing is full of Jamaicans from Justin’s daddy’s open immigration policy back when he was besties with the PM of Jamaica.
          I want to throw the remote at the TV when a news item on CP24 or P@ki Pulse News are investigating crime in TCHC and Winella is interviewed and says “I be livin here in dis housin for 30 years and de crime it be bad and my roof be leakin”.

        • John Boy

          How long until those refugees and recently landed immigrants file for “family reunification” and bring their sick old grandparents over for us to take care of?

          I bet those commies in the city’s housing department just love the thought of moving Muslims new to Canada into Jewish seniors homes. I can bet all the JINO J-Street types who run the Jewish charities fully support that too.

          • marty_p

            You mean like this?
            Thanks to cooperation with Imam Abdul Hai Patel and the GTA Mutlifaith Council, the Spiritual Care Department can also provide on-call chaplain support for the Bahai, Buddhist, Hindu, Hindu-Tamil, Jain, Muslim-Ismaeli, Muslim-Shia, Muslim-Sunni and Zoroastrian faith communities. The Spiritual Care Department can also provide prayer rugs, prayer beads and Arabic-only Qurans upon request and is looking to acquire sacred texts and ritual objects for other faiths as well. In this way we can meet our mandate to CARE for all with respect for all religious and spiritual paths and FACILITATE for all religious beliefs in addition to Judaism.


    • Yo Mama

      Jus’ look at Toronto’s Regent Park where all the whities were moved out for the rebuilding and sent all over da place but mostly to Scarberia.

      Whens da place gets rebuilt insted of da whities being moved back as promised the gubermint screws dem an move in da visabul minoritees and muzzies into the nice new bildins in Regent Park.

      • John Boy

        That also gives them close easy access to Government of Ontario and City of Toronto offices for access to more free services. They also get the benefit of being close to multiple hospitals.

        Our traitorous politicians are trying to turn us all into second-class dhimmis.

    • Ottawa Eyes

      Toronto Sun Letters to the Editor:

  • moraywatson

    Rural Ontario could house some refugees, but only one per wind turbine.

  • WalterBannon

    John Tory is a liberal and a douche

    • John Boy

      Don’t you think you are repeating yourself?

    • JoKeR

      And to think he once was the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party… just like Patrick Brown now is.

  • Bless his heart

    The government of Canada and foreign interests (globalists) are at war with Canadians.

    The enemy will kill all Canadians. That is well on the way.

  • simus1

    Sharia John has always prided himself on being an “idea man”.
    The fact that most of them are bad ideas never slows him down.

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