March 1, 2011 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Olivia Chow

New Democratic Party

Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP)

Madam Speaker, yes, the immigrants services funding was frozen for 13 years and it has been increased since 2006, but there is no good reason in this year, in 2011, when we have a record number of immigrants coming into this country, to have the kind of meanspirited cuts we have seen of $53 million.
Has the member seen a transition plan, so that the thousands and thousands of newcomers in Ontario who have now been thrown out on the street as of March 31, where newcomers would continue to find services, whether settlement, adaptation, language training, finding homes or finding jobs. I do not notice a transition plan, but perhaps the member has.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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