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MALCOLM: Canadians foot the bill for rising asylum claimant costs

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Canadians are struggling to make ends meet and, meanwhile, asylum seekers to Canada — including people who came into the country illegally — are being given the royal treatment.

A new Ipsos survey revealed a disturbing fact about the finances of the nation. Nearly half of all Canadians are less than $200 away from not having enough money to pay their bills.

This is particularly concerning given that the Trudeau government is once again hiking its tax on everything, the carbon tax. The federally imposed carbon tax is now expected to cost the typical household in Ontario $707 per year.

The projection is slightly lower in Manitoba, where the average household will be taxed $683, and much higher in Alberta, where they’ll be dinged $1,111 annually.

While an increasing number of Canadians struggle to get ahead financially, the government is rolling out the red carpet and........

© Edmonton Sun