NEWS: Montreal’s Vote to Become a Sanctuary City Is Being Called Symbolic and ‘Insulting’

By JAKE KIVANC
VICE
FEB. 21, 2017

“On Monday, Montreal city council unanimously approved a motion to recognize the Quebec metropolis as a sanctuary city—a move that would allow those without identification or documentation to use city services—but critics are calling the move an act of political opportunism.

“Following in the footsteps of a number of Ontario cities, such as Toronto, Hamilton, and London, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says the city’s move to become a sanctuary city was largely a symbolic response to dialogue around a growing international immigration crisis, much of which relates to President Donald Trump’s crackdown south of the border.”

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