Immigration minister tells Ontario: Pay for refugees’ health care yourself

A week after Ontario began providing health care to many refugees, the federal government has firmly closed the door on either restoring the program it cut 18 months ago, or helping to pay for it.

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews has said she will present the federal government with a bill for the program the province set up to fill gaps after federal cuts to refugee health care. But the message from Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s office is blunt: If you want it, pay for it yourself. More>>>

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