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November 6, 2017 - 9:52am •
The Promise: In January 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a Town Hall at the University of Saskatchewan. In response to a question about the Vegreville Case Processing Centre closure, he said: "Compensation and packages will be made available to those employees who do not wish to relocate." The Reality:
September 21, 2017 - 11:17am •
In one month – on October 19, 2017 -  it will be the second anniversary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. It is also day that the federal government has chosen to impose as a deadline for employees of the Vegreville Immigration Centre. 
July 21, 2017 - 3:50pm •
The NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship—along with a small group of politicians—travelled to Vegreville on Wednesday, July 19 to sit down with affected workers from the Vegreville Case Processing Centre (CPC).
May 25, 2017 - 9:56am •
Workers will take to the street today to rally against the attack on rural Alberta communities like Vegreville, where the federal government plans to close the Case Processing Centre (CPC) and move it to Edmonton at a cost of $46.6 million.  
May 19, 2017 - 2:42pm •
Today, in the House of Commons, Serge Cormier (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) stated that "a letter was sent from our department to the union, dated March 1, 2017, outlining the costs requested by the member opposite." (See the transcript below)
May 19, 2017 - 8:00am •
With recent revelations that moving the Vegreville Case Processing Centre (CPC) to Edmonton will cost taxpayers millions extra, the union representing workers at the Vegreville CPC is reaffirming the call to reverse the closure and to invest in rural Canadian communities.
March 23, 2017 - 3:46pm •
Last week, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen sent a letter to PSAC reaffirming the department's plan to close the Vegreville Case Processing Centre and move it to Edmonton. In response, PSAC National President Robyn Benson wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning him for "betraying rural communities."
February 15, 2017 - 12:00am •
The union representing workers at the Vegreville Case Processing Centre met with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, yesterday to discuss the planned closure of the CPC in Vegreville. Following that meeting, several media outlets covered the story. See the media clippings below.
February 14, 2017 - 8:34am •
The union representing workers at the Vegreville Case Processing Centre met with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, yesterday to discuss the planned closure of the CPC in Vegreville.

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