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Trudeau gives $50K per family to migrants — but his staff hide that number from Canadians

Trudeau gives $50K per family to migrants — but his staff hide that number from Canadians

Reported by the awesome Sheila Gunn Reid.

The "non-partisan" ministerial bureaucrats working for Justin Trudeau's Liberals are actively hiding from Canadians the details surrounding the cost of the "refugee" settlement program.

In a memo obtained by The Rebel through the Freedom of Information Act, bureaucrats discussed how to handle a media inquiry about the yearly cash support that Canada provides Trudeau's Syrians.

“ Thanks Nancy, we have a table approved in past responses with breakdowns. Can we try to dig that up and include it here? I think the reporter is looking for numbers. We know that 50k is the new start-up cost but we haven't used that yet. If we do can we get MINO approval? Earlier this week we opted to go with the individual cost response for the Canadian Federation of Taxpayers , but in this instance the reporter is talking about families so it may be okay to use”

The bureaucrats worried about their communication strategy because they know Canadian taxpayers would be outraged by the amount of money being spent in benefits given towards Syrian migrants who are entering Canada. And now we know, that the yearly amount in cash benefits given to migrants is indeed $50,000 per family.

The bureaucrats tried to hide the numbers from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation by using data for individual refugees rather than for families. Shady stuff, considering that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada changed the definition of "family" to include young able-bodied men travelling together who self-identified as brothers.

The bureaucrats go on to say in the email chain that detailed info about yearly costs was only going to be given if they were pressed on it. Their default was to hide the truth from Canadians.

The bureaucrats then share a table of a breakdown of financial support for Syrian migrants as an approved talking point for media inquiries.

The numbers in the table are based on cities and family sizes. For example, a refugee family of four resettling in Vancouver receives $5,455 in startup support and another $1,508/month. A single Syrian migrant settling in Halifax would receive $2,068 in initial startup support and another $616 every single month.

But the table conveniently doesn't give the yearly totals, nor the numbers for families larger than four; which is weird, since most Syrian families coming to Canada were much larger than just two kids and a mom and a dad. In fact, according to this graph, there were more families that were made up of eight people, than there were families of four.

The bureaucrats actually cross out a sentence in their talking points, one that reveals the government, or rather Canadians provided up to a maximum of $50,000 per year in cash aid per migrant family.

And to be clear, that’s just the cash aid. That’s not healthcare, dental and other benefits.

But the officials didn't cross out a number because it was inaccurate. The number was accurate, but it would be troublesome politically.

“let's not mention the 50k as you say, but let's add these details only. FYI Kathy informs me she will have the 2016 numbers very soon maybe as early as next week.”

Don’t mention it. Protect Trudeau even if it means misleading those who are footing the bill. This is our allegedly non-partisan civil service, blurring the numbers for the Liberals. It’s gross.

But when dealing with veterans and the military Trudeau's Liberals are suddenly fiscal tightwads, making them share sleeping bags and backpacks and refusing to procure the jets they need because the money just isn't there to spend, or rather the Liberals just don’t want to spend it on our heroes.

But the government chequebook swings wide open to support migrants who admitted to government workers that they were better off in Jordan, people who weren’t in immediate danger, and weren’t really refugees at all.

I want to do something about this, but I need your help.

Please sign my petition to the minister of defence, Harjit Sajjan, and to the immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen. I want them to know that thousands of Canadians are sick and tired of our veterans and Canadian forces being neglected.

Treat our soldiers better. Quit fighting them in court, treat them like the heroes they are, quit treating them like their greedy nags who are asking too much, and take care of them as well as they would take care of a foreigner who illegally crossed the border from upstate New York.

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