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B.C. man says he'll fight bill for relatives' social assistance

A CBC Go Public exclusive: Immigrant sponsor says he was ordered to pay thousands he shouldn't owe

The B.C. government is being accused of abusing its power while trying to recoup $50 million in social assistance paid out to new immigrants.

One sponsor told CBC News it's a debt he shouldn't owe, because the province neglected to tell him his relatives were receiving assistance in the first place.

"It's daylight robbery," said sponsor Raziq Ali, who is being ordered to return $13,000 plus interest. "This is unfair. It is totally unfair."

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