Thank you, Chair.
Again to the Minister of Immigration, the supplementary estimates reveal a $200-million line item in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for the housing of illegal border-crossing asylum claimants. This would seem to be a minor down payment on much larger costs borne by Ontario and Quebec and a number of cities. The City of Toronto alone is asking for $77 million this year and years going forward to cover asylum claimant shelter costs, given that the backlog of asylum claimant cases is now more than 90,000 and will stretch for years.
Can the minister answer on supplementary funds beyond this very small initial payment?