TORONTO - Ontario NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), Critic for GTA Issues, issued a statement urging the federal government to fulfill its promise of providing funding of $97 million to support refugee shelters in Toronto:
"We call on the federal government to provide the urgent funding they promised to support refugee shelters in Toronto.
Refugees arriving in Canada require adequate social support and assistance, which would lead to better outcomes in settling into their new homes. Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive plan to ensure that the refugees who come here can successfully resettle here. The federal government must act swiftly and take proper measures to address this ongoing crisis on our streets.
We urge Premier Ford to do everything in his power to work with the federal government, end this crisis, and ensure that those seeking shelter receive the support and assistance they urgently need."
QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP critic for GTA Issues Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale – High Park) welcomes the Federal government’s announcement for refugee supports, however, is continuing to sound the alarm on Toronto’s financial challenges:
QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s Conservatives have taken the next step in bulldozing ahead with their rigged and fiscally irresponsible scheme to close the Ontario Science Centre and hand over Ontario Place to a private corporate conglomerate for a luxury spa.
QUEEN’S PARK – Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), the Official Opposition critic for GTA Issues has released the following statement regarding media reports of staffing shortages in schools across the Greater Toronto Area: