Fists fly, and so does a megaphone, as refugee crisis inflames local politics in Toronto area


At issue was a rumour that Markham was about to agree to house as many as 5,000 asylum seekers in unused buildings, after Toronto asked for help accommodating an overflow.

"It is the federal government's responsibility to evaluate and determine who is granted permission to stay taking into account Canada's laws and international agreements. Our possible involvement in this issue is only to address the urgent request for help from the City of Toronto on their critical shortage of shelter capacity."