Migrant ship arrival cost Canada $25M

 CBC News

The arrival in Canada of hundreds of Tamil migrants aboard the MV Sun Sea from Thailand cost the federal government $25 million, according to supplementary budget estimates released by Ottawa.

"This funding will be used to offset expenses incurred to intercept and secure the MV Sun Sea and to process the migrants on board in accordance with Canada’s domestic and international obligations," the report said.

The government said the operation cost the Canada Border Services Agency $22 million, the Immigration and Refugee Board $908,000 and the RCMP $2.1 million.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/02/09/migrant-costs.html#ixzz1DTbCNko6

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