Canadian taxpayers coughed up nearly $88 million to pay for temporary quarantines for unvaccinated asylum claimants who arrived in Canada by illegally crossing Roxham Road.
The House of Commons committee on citizenship and immigration released data pertaining to November 2022 funding and expenditure details on Friday.
The webpage explains how Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has incurred expenses totaling $269.4 million from Apr. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2022 to manage the illegal entry point at Roxham Road.
“Most significant expenditures relate to interim health services, leases for accommodation, security and transportation services,” wrote the committee.
A total of $149.2 million was spent by Canadians to temporarily house asylum and refugee claimants over that time period.