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Monday, May 30, 2016

Give your head a shake - Just sayin'

Federal budget 2016: Syrian refugees could cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion

Cost of Syrian refugee plan pegged at $1.2B over 6 years

Liberal government has not yet revealed specifics of its plan to resettle 25,000 refugees by Dec. 31

Thanks Ralph

Fort McMurray disaster relief could cost federal government billions of dollars

OTTAWA – The federal government will likely be responsible for hundreds of millions – and potentially billions — of dollars in  costs resulting from the Fort McMurray wildfires.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Wednesday the government will provide necessary federal assets, logistical support and financial aid to help respond to the fires.
One key area is the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA), which provides aid to provinces and territories in the event of a large-scale natural disaster.
The program sees the federal government eventually cover up to 90 per cent of eligible costs for responding to and recovering from a disaster, once it reaches a certain threshold.
The DFAA program will begin doling out dollars when eligible costs exceed $3.03 per capita – in Alberta’s case, about $12.8 million.
The federal contribution ratchets up, and once the eligible expenditures reach approximately $64 million for Alberta, Ottawa will begin covering the remaining 90 per cent of eligible costs, according to the formula.
Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, evacuation operations, restoring public works and infrastructure, as well as replacing or repairing basic, essential personal property of individuals, small businesses and farms.

No, the federal government is not spending more on Syrian refugees than on Fort McMurray

Exceptionnellement, Métro a décidé de traduire ce billet de l’inspecteur viral en anglais. Vous pouvez lire la version française ici.
Hi there! If you’re reading this in English, we’ve probably never met. My name is Jeff Yates, I’m a journalist with Métro newspaper in Montreal, and I run a blog on the paper’s website called Inspecteur viral («the viral inspector» – okay, it sounds cooler in French) where we fact-check (okay, debunk) viral crap on the internet.
Speaking of crap, here’s a meme that’s been shared almost 19 000 times on Facebook in the last 24 hours:

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