Are you shittin' me?
A Canadian contractor is suing Ottawa and the Ontario government for trying to force him to repay thousands of dollars in social assistance collected by his ex-fiancée, a Yugoslav woman he sponsored to come to Canada.Does this sort of thing happen often?
The lawsuit, one of eight similar ones filed Friday, is the first legal challenge to the provincial government's right to recoup welfare costs from delinquent sponsors.
In 2005, Canada accepted about 63,000 family-class immigrants; half settled in Ontario.Often enough apparently.
That same year, there were about 6,500 sponsored immigrants on social assistance in Ontario at a cost of $65-million.