Mayor of Cornwall, Ont., has ‘nothing against’ plan to resettle migrants in his city
The mayor of Cornwall, Ont., says he has no problems with hundreds of asylum seekers temporarily settling in the eastern Ontario city, and that the centre chosen to house them is perfectly capable of doing so.
The Nav Centre in the city’s east end has been chosen as a temporary intake centre as a growing number of migrants, mostly Haitians living in the U.S., crossing the border into Quebec.
“The facility is capable of doing it and providing that service,” Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy told CBC Radio’s All In a Day Thursday after the decision was made public.
“Personally, I have nothing against what they’re doing — nor should I have. It’s private business, really.”
3,800 asylum seekers since Aug. 1
Located about 40 kilometres from the Quebec border, the Nav Centre is operated by Nav Canada, a private non-profit corporation that provides air traffic control, flight information and other air navigation services in Canada
According to its website, the centre has 560 rooms.