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Unions blast Montreal for hiring refugee coordinator at $1.8K-a-day

Montreal’s firefighters’ union, along with the union representing the city’s white-collar workers, are joining the chorus of critics who disapprove of the city hiring an external refugee coordinator at a cost of $1,800 a day.

“My members are mad and shocked,” said the president of Montreal’s firefighters’ association, Ronald Martin. “It’s not a good message to send to the citizens.”

Michel Dorais, who was Canada’s deputy minister of immigration from 1998 to 2004, will be paid $110,000 for the three-month job to lead the city’s committee working to integrate thousands of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

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