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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:07 am    Post subject: Liberals cut federal jobs in rural alberta Reply with quote

( out of the blue a major federal government office in rural alberta is being closed and relocated to Edmonton , the main reason citied is a lack of bilingual employees ? or a large university in the community , the municipality also wasn't even consulted on the decision and was unaware it was leaving town )


October 27, 2016 9:36 pm Updated: October 27, 2016 10:40 pm

Vegreville case processing centre relocated, 280 jobs impacted: town


By Staff Global News



WATCH ABOVE: Some difficult news for the town of Vegreville on Thursday. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Case Processing Centre there, which employs about five per cent of the community, will be shut down and relocated to Edmonton. Shallima Maharaj has the details.


The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Vegreville, which employs roughly five per cent of the community, will be shut down and relocated to Edmonton.

Town Manager Cliff Craig said the announcement came as a shock. According to the local MP, the centre employs about 280 people.

“The case processing centre is one of the largest employers in town,” Craig said, “but it also affects the businesses, the number of students in our school system … It has an impact on the community as a whole.”


Shannon Stubbs, the Conservative MP for the area, is calling the decision “yet another example of the attack on rural Canadians… at a time when people and communities are already struggling due to the downturn in the oil and gas sector and bad government policies, this will devastate them even more.”


“These employees and their families will be affected by this move which will also result in a domino effect on other businesses,” Stubbs said.

The town manager said, at a municipal level, many are upset about the way the CPC decision was handled.

“This is the first that we have heard of it,” Craig said. “The decision has already been made and the planning has apparently been for the past six months. As far as a municipality, we had no input. We didn’t even know about this. There was no consultation with the municipality.”

Stubbs said she had heard that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has gradually reduced the number of cases it sends to the Vegreville centre.

A spokesperson for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said, while negotiating a new lease, the department made the decision to move the CPC to Edmonton, “the closest major city, where the proximity to universities, the availability of public transit and housing options, and career growth opportunities within the federal government will make it easier to recruit and retain both qualified and bilingual employees and to meet our growing needs.”

“We recognize this relocation will have an impact on existing staff and are making every effort to minimize those impacts,” Sonia Lesage said in the statement.

“All current IRCC indeterminate employees will have the opportunity to continue their employment in their current positions once the office is relocated to Edmonton,” she said. “Term employees at the time of the move will be offered employment at the new office.

“This decision was made in an effort to respond to increased demand in various lines of business, and to expand operations.”

Lesage said the new office will be located in Edmonton within the Government of Canada’s “existing office portfolio.”

The town said Citizen and Immigration Canada assistant deputy minister of operations, Robert Orr, spoke to employees Thursday to inform them that the current building’s lease would be expiring in February 2019. The department, however, would be relocated to Edmonton by the end of 2018.


“A couple of the reasons that they said were to have more bilingual employees and to be closer to education centres,” Craig said.

Vegreville is approximately 100 kilometres east of Edmonton.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vegreville mayor outraged at prospect of losing immigration office




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Published on: October 27, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2016 9:39 PM MDT


The Vegrevile Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship case processing centre is shown in this 1996 file photo.

The Vegrevile Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship case processing centre is shown in this 1996 file photo. WON


Vegreville’s mayor was outraged Thursday after he said federal officials indicated they plan to move the town’s immigration centre to Edmonton.

“This is going to (devastate) our community. Everything. With the businesses, with property values. This is one of the largest employers in Vegreville,” Myron Hayduk said.

“If our prime minister is so concerned about the well-being of people around the world, maybe he should look at his own country … I feel it’s very political.”

Federal officials told a meeting Thursday that the lease on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Vegreville case processing centre expires in December 2018 and the operation is moving to Edmonton, Hayduk said.



The facility has approximately 280 staff, making it one of the largest employers in the town 100 km east of the capital.

It was the first time Hayduk had heard of the plan. An informal source told him about the meeting, which he rushed to attend.

“I let them know we’re not going to stand for it,” he said, adding people in the town of 6,000 should have been consulted.

“I got what you will call a bunch of bull—- … There’s nothing you could justify, in my mind, to move this.”

The centre processes temporary and permanent residency applications, study permits and other files. It doesn’t deal directly with the public.

In an emailed statement Thursday, the department confirmed it is transferring operations to existing Edmonton federal offices by Dec. 31, 2018, two months before the facility’s lease expires.

The shift will offer proximity to universities, public transit, housing and career growth options that will make it easier to recruit qualified, bilingual workers, a spokeswoman wrote.

“We recognize this relocation will have an impact on existing staff and are making every effort to minimize those impacts,” she wrote.

Employees will be offered positions at the new centre.

Hayduk argued the decision is political because he can’t see any economic justification for such action.

“I know for a fact it’s a hell of a lot cheaper to lease property in Vegreville than it is in Edmonton.”

He’s trying to reach federal leaders from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on down in an effort to reverse the scheme.

“We’re going to have to do a lot of lobbying. This is wrong. Two hundred people more in Edmonton is going to make what difference?”

The centre opened in 1994 as what has been described as a political gift from former Progressive Conservative deputy prime minister Don Mazankowski, the area’s longtime MP.

Current Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs said employees she has talked to are upset.

“Many of the families are farm families, so relocation is not possible. They are very concerned about their futures and just shocked they have been blindsided by the decision.”

She wants Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum to intervene.

“The minister needs to hit the pause button and consult and find out what’s happening.”

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the optics of the plan don't look good at all .

- first off it was announced days after the liberals lost the medicine hat by-election , although this office is located in another riding and not geographically close to the by-election riding

- the local municipality doesn't appear to have even been consulted and was totally unaware of the plans to move to Edmonton

- the office is located in the riding of Lakeland which went conservative by 72 % of the vote and is home to Shannon Stubbs , a high profile conservative mp and critic , and will be moved to Edmonton which is hope to 2 liberal mp's and an ndp mp , much more favourable city to the liberals and ndp historically

- the sudden need for bilingual staff and university students seems questionable , using that logic they could close any federal government office in any small English dominated city that didn't have a large university and move it somewhere else , even though the office already had staff and had been operating without any issues

- there is also a "jobs " crisis in rural alberta , due to the drop in oil prices , many cities and towns have very high unemployment rates at this time , the cpc caucus also recently came out with an alberta jobs force to look in the jobs crisis in alberta , trudeau and his team of liberal bureaucrats have instead decided to kick them when they were already down
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a link to the Alberta Jobs Task force launched by the conservative caucus


http://albertajobstaskforce.ca/en/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's intriguing, isn't it? Is it a vindictive or simply an economizing move? It isn't like them to 'economize' on anything.

The Ontario Liberals were very vindictive, doing things like attempting to have Mik'e Harris prosecuted for the OPP shooting of Dudley during a First Nations demonstration over Ipperwash. They may have been part of the explanation of why they blundered so badly with Caledonia.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
It's intriguing, isn't it? Is it a vindictive or simply an economizing move? It isn't like them to 'economize' on anything.

The Ontario Liberals were very vindictive, doing things like attempting to have Mik'e Harris prosecuted for the OPP shooting of Dudley during a First Nations demonstration over Ipperwash. They may have been part of the explanation of why they blundered so badly with Caledonia.



it was just announced last night so more information is still coming out about this plan .

there had been no prior announcements about any plans to close or relocate federal government offices in alberta or anywhere in Canada is far as I know .

no one seems to know where this plan all of a sudden came from , is it just 1 office or part of a greater plan to relocate federal staff to more liberal friendly areas in a claim the staff need to be bilingual as the reason .

the only areas in Canada where a high % of the population are fully bilingual are New Brunswick , Montreal , parts of northern Ontario and Ottawa/Gatineau region , outside of that its not really that common , using that as a reason , almost none of the conservatives 99 ridings would qualify for a federal office building of any kind as not enough of the population in them would be bilingual


according to a page on Wikipedia only 8% of Edmonton is fully bilingual , making that a weak reason for the move
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilingual_belt
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( Jason Kenney has tweeted that during his 5 years as minister of immigration there had not once even been a suggestion of closing this office and that there is high praise for the staff there )



Jason Kenney ‏@jkenney · 12h12 hours ago

This seems oddly reminiscent of the decision of the Liberals to shutter CFB Calgary & Chilliwack in 1995, consolidating in a Liberal riding.



Jason Kenney ‏@jkenney · 12h12 hours ago

During my 5 years at CIC I heard nothing but praise from senior officials about efficiency of CIC Vegreville. More than meets the eye here.


Jason Kenney ‏@jkenney · 12h12 hours ago

Very strange. In 5 years as @CitImmCanada Minister & 2 rounds of spending reductions, officials never suggested this
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

although one factor which may have changed since Kenney's time in office , is the alberta economy it has significantly worsened .

and available office space is now readily available in Calgary and Edmonton , vacancy rates are much higher than in years past , so a move to Edmonton might of been much easier and more affordable than in years past .
there is also many unemployed in alberta looking for work so it might be easier to find new staff as well

although the building is already built and has been in that town since the 80's , it hardly makes sense to move it now , the case to move it seems very weak if there even is a reason
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( another article , mccallum has commented saying there is a strong business case for the move and good reasons , although he didn't really list any of them . but liberals rarely provide any answers during question period so should we be surprised )


Mayor of Alberta town fights relocation of immigration processing centre


Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk says the move and loss of more than 200 jobs will devastate the town of 6,000. “We are not going to take this lying down,” he says.


Minister defends relocating Alberta immigration centre


Tory MP Shannon Stubbs says the government's plan to move an Alberta immigration centre from Vegreville to Edmonton will 'devastate' the town. Immigration Minister John McCallum says there is a 'strong business case' for the move.



By The Canadian Press

Fri., Oct. 28, 2016



VEGREVILLE, ALTA.—The mayor of an Alberta town says he will fight the relocation of the federal immigration and refugee processing centre that has been the community’s major employer since it opened in 1994.

Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk says workers at the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre were told Thursday it will be relocated to Edmonton in 2018 when its lease expires.

He says federal department officials didn’t inform him about this and he only learned about the meeting with workers via an anonymous call.

Hayduk says the move and loss of more than 200 jobs will devastate the town of 6,000, as well as surrounding towns.

“When you take the ratios, we’re losing a minimum of 200 jobs and if you took that same ratio population-wise to Edmonton, it would be like Edmonton losing 3,500 jobs,” Hayduk said.


“We are not going to take this lying down. If I have to make a trip to Ottawa myself and jump up and down in front there, I will do it. This is, this is just too damn much for a town of our size.”


The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre in the small Alberta town of Vegreville, pictured, will be relocated to Edmonton in 2018 when its lease expires.


Immigration Minister John McCallum responded that the plan would be more efficient and result in a net increase of jobs in Alberta.

Shannon Stubbs, the Conservative MP for the area, says the town has been blindsided by the move and she wants McCallum to reconsider.


The centre has been a major employer in Vegreville, processing temporary and permanent residency applications, work permits, visitor records and study permits, while also backing up other centres across the country.

McCallum says there is a strong business case for the decision — an argument Stubbs angrily dismissed Friday during question period in the House of Commons.

“That’s the jobs of 280 people gone, 250 spousal jobs impacted, three local businesses owned by worker families — a quarter of the students in the town’s schools are kids of workers,” Stubbs thundered.

“No consulting, no consideration of costs or spinoff consequences. Will the minister stop this out-of-touch, deliberate attack?”

McCallum insisted there are good reasons for the decision.

“It is a responsibility of the government to spend taxpayers’ money wisely, to improve the efficiency of immigration, to reduce processing times and that is what this move will do,” he said.

He said everyone working in Vegreville will be given the opportunity to work in Edmonton — a solution Stubbs warned could make matters even worse in the town, where the real estate market is already depressed.

There are already 100 houses for sale in the town and forcing workers to move could add another 200 to an existing glut, she said. “Vegreville can’t take another hit.”

McCallum said it’s simply a matter of improving service.

“There are pressures in immigration, there are inefficiencies that have to be improved,” he said.

“Therefore, it is incumbent on us to accept a strong business case which will actually result in a net addition of jobs, but will also result in much greater efficiency that will allow us to provide better customer service and to reduce processing times over time.

“And I point out that all of those currently working in Vegreville will have an opportunity for alternative employment in Edmonton.”

Not everyone can commute to Edmonton or afford to relocate, Stubbs said.

Sonia Lesage, spokeswoman for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, said the decision to move the centre was a difficult one.

“In negotiating a new lease, the department has made the difficult decision to move its case processing centre from Vegreville to Edmonton, the closest major city, where the proximity to universities, the availability of public transit and housing options, and career growth opportunities within the federal government will make it easier to recruit and retain both qualified and bilingual employees and to meet our growing needs,” Lesage said in a email late Thursday night.

“This decision was made in an effort to respond to increased demand in various lines of business, and to expand operations,” Lesage said.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/10/28/mayor-of-alberta-town-fights-appalling-relocation-of-immigration-processing-centre.html
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the rebel reporter says trudeau targeted this riding cause its MP is one of the biggest opponents of his carbon tax and as punishment for the lose in medicine hat )



October 28, 2016

Is THIS the real reasonTrudeau shut down the Immigration and Refugee Processing Centre in Vegreville?

Sheila Gunn Reid
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The federal government is closing the Immigration and Refugee Processing Centre in Vegreville Alberta, killing 280 jobs in a community of less than 6,000 people.



A spokesperson for Immigration said moving the office to Edmonton will “offer proximity to universities, public transit, housing and career growth options that will make it easier to recruit qualified, bilingual workers.”

But Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk has it all figured out, telling the Edmonton Journal,


“If our prime minister is so concerned about the well-being of people around the world, maybe he should look at his own country … I feel it’s very political.”

Vegreville hasn’t voted Liberal since 1953. It’s a blue tory riding, voting PC, then Reform and now Conservative. Vegreville doesn't have a sycophantic Liberal MP that will shut up and support the Liberals even if it means harming Albertans, but Edmonton has two of those.

Vegreville has a Conservative MP named Shannon Stubbs. She started a House of Commons E-petition against the Liberals redistributionist carbon tax. She advocates daily for Alberta and so this malicious and spiteful federal government has decided to redistribute jobs from Vegreville.

Albertans embarrassed Trudeau with a devastating rejection in the Medicine Hat byelection. His feelings are hurt. And now Vegreville has to pay for it.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If nobody responds to the mayor of Vegreville, then that's probably the real explanation.

In years past, when Algoma Steel closed, the government moved some IT centers into town to help with the unemployment. This seems to be doing the opposite, in the face of a recession, certainly in Alberta. It's de-development.

The meanness and arrogance of this government are starting to show.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
If nobody responds to the mayor of Vegreville, then that's probably the real explanation.

In years past, when Algoma Steel closed, the government moved some IT centers into town to help with the unemployment. This seems to be doing the opposite, in the face of a recession, certainly in Alberta. It's de-development.

The meanness and arrogance of this government are starting to show.


the fact the local MP and municipal government hadn't even been consulted about this decision does stand out . your talking about one of the towns largest employers , how can you not even consult with anyone locally about this decision , it makes no sense and then claim the reason for the move is they suddenly need public transportation and more university students , something they got by with fine since the 80's when it first opened
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October 30, 2016 6:36 pm Updated: October 30, 2016 6:39 pm

Alberta town of Vegreville searching for answers after news of processing centre closure

Slav-Kornik By Slav Kornik
Web Producer Global News



The mayor of Vegreville said a planning meeting will be held this week in the fight against the relocation of the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre (CPC).

Mayor Myron Hayduk said the federal government’s decision is a horrific blow to the town, as he expects the financial hit to be around $10 million a year.


“It’s like Edmonton losing 35,000 jobs. That would be devastating to Edmonton. This is devastating to our community,” Hayduk said.



On Thursday, the federal government announced the Vegreville location will be shut down and moved to Edmonton.

The facility employs 280 people. At least 200 of those employees live in Vegreville, which has around 6,000 residents.

A spokesperson for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said while negotiating a new lease, the department made the decision to move the CPC to Edmonton, “the closest major city, where the proximity to universities, the availability of public transit and housing options, and career growth opportunities within the federal government will make it easier to recruit and retain both qualified and bilingual employees and to meet our growing needs.”

It’s unclear if anyone from the federal government will be in attendance at this week’s meeting, which will take place either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Hayduk said a rally may also be held to show opposition to the move.


“The reasoning they gave me was not justifiable. We’re not going to take this thing just saying, ‘oh jeez, they decided to do this, there’s nothing we can do.’ No, we’re going to do whatever we have to do to keep it here,” Hayduk said.

A government spokesperson said the hope is to retain as much of the current staff as possible when the centre moves to Edmonton in 2018.

Vegreville is approximately 100 kilometres east of Edmonton.

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Vegreville heated topic in House of Commons as local MP calls out Immigration Minister


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Vegreville was a hot topic inside the House of Commons Friday as its local politician went to bat for the central Alberta community.

It all has to do with the Liberal government’s plan to close the immigration case processing centre and relocate those jobs to Edmonton.

Immigration Minister John McCallum’s ministry made the announcement Thursday and it’s been widely condemned by those in the town.

The facility has been the town’s major employer since it opened in 1994.

Mrs. Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland, CPC): Madam Speaker, yesterday Vegreville was blindsided. The Liberals will shut down the immigration case processing centre. That means the jobs of 280 people will be gone and 250 spousal jobs will be impacted. Three local businesses are owned by worker families, and a quarter of the students in the town’s schools are kids of workers. There was no consulting, no consideration of costs or spin-off consequences. Will the minister stop this out-of-touch deliberate attack? It will devastate the people in and around Vegreville.

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.): Madam Speaker, there is a very strong business case to shift this operation from Vegreville to Edmonton. Everybody working in Vegreville will have an opportunity to work at the new location, and there will be a net addition of jobs in Alberta because of this move. It is the responsibility of the government to spend taxpayer money wisely to improve the efficiency of immigration and reduce processing times, and that is what this move will do.

Mrs. Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland, CPC): Madam Speaker, Vegreville cannot take another hit. Farmers and energy families are already struggling. The Liberals’ planned carbon tax will hurt them even more and hike the cost of everything. There are 100 houses on the market in town. This will mean 200 more. A single mom of two who had actually moved from Edmonton to Vegreville to raise her kids in rural life cannot commute or afford to relocate. Will the minister reverse this decision, save her job, and all of the others?

Hon. John McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Lib.): Madam Speaker, members of this House will understand well that there are pressures in immigration. There are inefficiencies that have to be improved. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to accept this strong business case that will not only result in a net addition of jobs but will also result in a much greater efficiency that will allow us to provide better customer service and reduce processing times over time. I point out that all of those who are currently working in Vegreville will have an opportunity for alternative employment in Edmonton.

Interjection: Mrs. Shannon Stubbs: We have to talk. You’re killing the town.

The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mrs. Carol Hughes): Order, please. I want to remind the member for Lakeland that she has had her time to speak. It is time to hear the minister. I think that we owe that respect to everybody.

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Town of Vegreville in shock over losing immigration office




By Tyler Marr, Lloydminster Meridian Booster

Sunday, October 30, 2016 5:11:28 MDT PM

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Vegreville, Alta. - The Town of Vegreville is “fearful and in shock” over a federal official decision to relocate their immigrant and refugee processing centre, which has operated as a major employer in the community since 1994.

Rachel Farr, communications coordinator with the town explained how Thursday morning, workers were pulled into a staff meeting and were notified that their facility was going to be closing at the end of December 2018 and moved to a Crown-owned operations centre in Edmonton.

This is said to take place as the result of the lease expiring on the facility. Employees would however be offered job opportunities at the new facility in the capital.

She further explained how the town was not informed by the federal department officials of the move and said the mayor only heard of the action from leaked information to their office that morning.

“He stopped what he was doing and ran down to the meeting, listened in and tried to gather more information,” Farr explained.

She added they were “shocked” the government did not consult with them ahead of time, or give them any notification that one of their major employers was going to be potentially leaving town.

The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre Vegreville (CPC Vegreville) employs 280 people — roughly five per cent of employment for the town — and close to one-quarter of the town’s school population belongs to those who work at the centre.

Farr said they “definitely” were fearful for the future, as it “does not only affect the employees which are working there, but their families and the whole economy.”

“That is a lot of people and a number of organizations, businesses and the overall economy this will affect by leaving here,” she added.

“The impact it will have on the community will be much more than anything it could benefit in Edmonton. It is definitely a very hard hit for us.”

Further, the town could not justify the decision to move the operation to Edmonton, seeing as the centre is a paperwork facility, and does not contact clients directly.

“There is no one-on-one contact and no need for multi-languages to really come into play,” Farr said.

Not taking this issue lying down, the town has asked residents to reach out and send letters of support to members across all government levels, right up to the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in an effort to help reverse the move.

Conservative Member of Parliament for Lakeland, Shannon Stubbs, was outraged by the decision and said in a statement the move would “devastate” the community by the “top-down urban-centric decision,” and would have a “domino effect on other businesses and community organizations.”

“The lack of consultation with local government on this issue is equally disturbing,” she said. “This dangerous decision needs to be reversed.”

Friday in the House of Commons, Stubbs addressed Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum, asking to halt the move, calling it a “blindside” to the town, citing a lack of consolation, consideration of costs or spin-off consequences from the decision.

McCallum defending the move, noted there was a strong “business case” to shift the operation to Edmonton, mentioning the net addition of jobs in Alberta from the move.

“It is the responsibility of the government to spend taxpayer’s money wisely to improve the efficiency of immigration, reduce processing times, and that is what this move will do,” he added.

Stubbs has said a number of concerned residents have already reached out to her, explaining how they felt the decision was a “self-fulfilling prophecy” citing a significant reduction in their case loads and a decline in paper applications, while other centres are unable to keep up due to increases in electronic applications.

Employees have said they have been told teleworking with Edmonton is not an option even though the work is done electronically.

CPC Vegreville is a major processing centre and hub for immigration and refugee cases in Western Canada and plays a role in processing permanent and temporary residency applications, work permits and visitor and study permits.

The facility also serves as a backup to CPC’s across Canada. Two years ago, all spousal applications previously processed in Vegreville were rerouted to Mississauga, at which point processing was delayed significantly and the backlogged inventory was sent back to Vegreville for completion.

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