Federal compensation for residents who live near Roxham Road

The arrival of thousands of asylum seekers to Quebec has the federal government providing compensation to residents who live near Roxham Road and who have faced many inconveniences as a result. 

Ottawa has confirmed that 45 households will share roughly $405,000 in compensation. 

More than 40,000 people have crossed the Canada-US border irregularly for about two years, the majority of whom arrived to Canada via Roxham Road in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle in Montérégie.

The ongoing presence of police officers, reception facilities, and the constant comings-and-goings have created tremendous change for residents.

Most of the households, 45 in total, which were affected by the disturbances received a lump sum payment from the federal government.

Eight households were to receive the maximum amount of $25,000 and the others, either $10,000 or $ 2,500. 
The amount of compensation was determined by the location of the households.