Moving C.P.C. Will Cost Millions More Than Expected

The relocation of Vegreville's Case Processing Center to Edmonton will seemingly have Canadian tax payers paying more than initially expected

The relocation of Vegreville's Case Processing Center to Edmonton will seemingly have Canadian tax payers paying more than initially expected.

Documents obtained by Global News this week show the move will cost $46.6 million in renovations and leasing over a 25-year period while upgrading the existing facility in Vegreville to allow for employment expansion would cost $35.8 million over that same period - a difference of $10.8 million.

The documents contradict one of the reasons for the move given by former Immigration Minister John McCallum who noted the move would save money.

Town of Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk says to this day he doesn't understand the decision to relocate the C.P.C. - adding that another talking point in defense of the move has been employee recruitment and retention.

To that, Hayduk says it's unrealistic to expect potential employees to relocate to Vegreville while being offered only a 3-month contract.

Lakeland M.P. Shannon Stubbs once again brought the issues forward in the House of Commons yesterday, but the now Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen was not on hand to respond.

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