Ontario reinstates health care for refugee claimants after federal cuts

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kenneth Armstrong

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kenneth Armstrong


Ontario has become the latest province to take a stand against Ottawa on its treatment of refugee claimants.
More than half of all refugee claimants in Canada currently reside in the province. And because of federal government cuts to its refugee health program more than a year ago, tens of thousands have been left without access to health care.

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews tells Carol that the province will pick up the tab, but she plans on sending Ottawa the bill. You can listen to that interview here:

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