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In the news: Conservative cuts sting settlement agencies

Just before the holidays, the Toronto Star reported on federal funding cuts to settlement programs, including several in Toronto. “Across Canada, the Conservative government will cut funding to immigrant service agencies by $53 million in 2011, $43 million from Ontario alone — a move that has outraged community groups, the province and the federal Liberals, which have many seats in Toronto.”

Read the rest of the Star’s report here: Ontario newcomers brace for cuts and layoffs

Read more about the issue here:
Immigration funding: Tory spin doesn’t add up
Funding cuts threaten immigrant agencies

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