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Feds should do better on immigration:Main

Fund-raising, church groups and corporate sponsorship can help boost immigration into our local communities.

But there must also be a change of heart at the federal level .

This from Silverton’s Leah Main who is our region’s rep on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)  when it comes to helping families re-settle from Syria and Africa.

Main says it takes about $30,000 to support a family in its first year in Canada and the Feds should be helping.

She notes the FCM is creating a task force to work with the Feds, provinces and local government to boost sponsorship options for immigration.

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