SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

March 21, 2019
SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

For thousands of undocumented immigrants across the country, cities such as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are sweatshops. Immigrants and refugees work the most precarious and dangerous jobs. The Canadian economy cannot survive without this super-exploited work force, made particularly vulnerable by their lack of permanent status and...

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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

March 20, 2019
Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada DRAFTED AT THE STATUS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, NOVEMBER 2004 Supported and endorsed by Solidarity Across Borders Principle 1: We need a comprehensive, transparent, inclusive and ongoing regularization program that is both equitable and accessible to ALL persons living without legal immigration status in Canada (non-status). Any such program must not be contingent upon a person’s participation in the labour force, nor should it exclude particular groups such as the poor, unwaged, unemployed and those who have ever accessed any government assistance. Likewise, it should not be limited to any group, such as members...

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Rally – Montreal Stands with Guineans

March 9, 2019
Rally – Montreal Stands with Guineans

Join us for a solidarity gathering to support the Guinean community, who since 2016 has been organizing together to fight deportations from Canada. Saturday, March 30th at 1pm Jean Talon metro, Montreal https://www.facebook.com/events/2310535595889483/ #MontrealaveclesGuineens Canada is moving to deport Guinean asylum seekers at this time, when instead the government of Canada should recognize the deteriorating human rights situation in Guinea and reinstate a moratorium on deportations. Also Canada’s Liberal government must immediately grant status to Guinean refugees currently in Canada. Canada’s has extensive economic relationships with Guinea, particularly acute in Quebec through corporations with extensive mining operations in the...

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Mass demonstration against racism and xenophobia: here and everywhere

March 9, 2019
Mass demonstration against racism and xenophobia: here and everywhere

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM métro St-Laurent https://www.facebook.com/events/422492248291780/ https://www.manifcontreleracisme.org/ Organised by: Contre la haine et le racisme This event was organized and will take place in Tio’tia:ke (“Montreal”), unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory. On November 12, 2017 and October 7, 2018, two large antiracist demonstrations attracted thousands of people to the streets of Montreal in order to denounce the racism that is becoming more and more normalized in our society, as well as the xenophobic, Islamophobic, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic rhetoric increasingly present in the public political sphere and spread by Quebec far-right groups. This is...

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Love for Lucy (art evening + community dinner)

March 5, 2019
Love for Lucy (art evening + community dinner)

An Evening of Creating Art (with dinner and presentations) Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 6 – 9pm CEDA, 2515 rue Délisle (métro Lionel Groulx) https://www.facebook.com/events/623054341453005/ * A full dinner will be served, and there will be art projects for kids! * CEDA is wheelchair accessible via the rear parking lot (left of 2520 avenue Lionel-Groulx). The closest metro station, Lionel-Groulx, is equipped with an elevator. On 20 March 2018, early in the morning, Lucy Francineth Granados was violently arrested at her home in Montreal’s Villeray neighbourhood by four Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers. Two of her vertebrae were damaged,...

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Community Dinner – Guineans United for Status

March 5, 2019
Community Dinner – Guineans United for Status

You are invited for a big community dinner! We will speak about our realities in Montreal. There will be food and music! Saturday, 9 March 2019, 6 – 9pm Iwc-Cti, 4755 Van Horne, Suite 110 https://www.facebook.com/events/293936761287221/ We would like to draw your attention to the situation of some of the Guinean members of our committee who are living very precarious lives here in Montreal. Several of them have lived in Montreal for many years. They work, have a vibrant social network, and contribute in significant ways to their communities and to the larger social fabric of the city. Yet...

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Stop the Prison! Stoppons la Prison!

March 5, 2019
Stop the Prison! Stoppons la Prison!

In the context of the week against police brutality, we will discuss the construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval. Monday, 11 March 2019, 6:30-9:30pm Atomic Cafe, 3606 Ontario Est (metro Joliette) https://www.facebook.com/events/1320598821411153/ The construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval is almost underway. The soil has been remediated and the next steps will be to pour the cement and build the foundations. At the same time, the federal government has announced in the last months that it plans to increase the number of deportations by 30% this year and the CAQ government continues to promote...

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