Movement seeking status for asylum seekers in essential jobs say August will be pivotal

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MONTREAL — A group seeking status for asylum seekers who were employed as essential workers during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec says it intends to step up pressure on the federal and provincial governments to follow through on their promises. An overnight sit-in wrapped up Saturday in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office in Montreal to call attention to their plight as activists called on both levels of government to put weight behind their words.