BRING ON THE NOISE: We won’t be silenced by the profiteers!

August 30, 2019

Noise Demo and Info-Picket against the New Migrant Prison Thursday, 5 September, noon to 1pm Outside offices of Lemay, 3500 St Jacques St, Montreal (right beside métro Lionel Groulx) **BRING YOUR POTS, NOISE-MAKERS; INSTRUMENTS! On August 23rd, the Superior Court of Quebec granted Construction Tisseur Inc. a temporary legal injunction against Solidarity Across Borders. In June, Tisseur got the federal contract to build the new migrant prison in Laval and began construction on the site on August 5th. When SAB organized an information-picket to reach out to Tisseur workers about the project at Tisseur’s headquarters in Val-David last Thursday,...

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Tisseur turns to Courts in Bid to Silence Critics of New Migrant Prison

August 27, 2019
Tisseur turns to Courts in Bid to Silence Critics of New Migrant Prison

Montreal, 27 August 2019 — The Superior Court of Quebec has granted Construction Tisseur Inc. a legal injunction against the migrant justice network Solidarity Across Borders. Tisseur was awarded the federal contract to build the new migrant prison in Laval in June. The temporary injunction was sought in response to a festive information-picket, featuring live Klezmer music, outside Tisseur’s headquarters in Val-David last Thursday. “This sets a very disturbing precedent. It is a huge concern for everyone in Quebec when a company uses the courts to silence critics. We remember Barrick Gold’s legal harassment of Éco-societé for publishing Noir...

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Tisseur Protest Kicks off Fall of Action against New Migrant Prison in Laval

August 22, 2019
Tisseur Protest Kicks off Fall of Action against New Migrant Prison in Laval

VAL-DAVID, August 22 2019 – A network of over 80 organizations opposed to the construction of a new prison for migrants in Laval kicked off a fall of action this Thursday with an information-picket at the headquarters of the project’s general contractor in Val David. Construction Tisseur Inc. was awarded the contract to oversee construction of the new prison in July. It began work on the site on August 5th, despite sustained opposition by organizations determined to block the project. Photos: https://www.facebook.com/mary.e.davis.50/media_set?set=a.10151312472944949&type=3 Video of the action: https://www.facebook.com/CiteSansFrontieres/videos/2432737270140248 “Let’s be clear – by agreeing to work on this project, Tisseur...

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22 August – Protest the new migrant prison

August 10, 2019
22 August – Protest the new migrant prison

Join us for the first of a series of public actions in opposition to the new Laval migrant prison! These actions will take place on Thursdays at noon at various locations, culminating in a multi-city day of action on October 3rd. The new Laval migrant prison is part of a $138 million investment into Canada’s migrant detention system under the National Immigration Detention Framework (NIDF), a new policy announced in 2016. The NIDF provides for the construction of two new migrant prisons along with expanded carceral technologies to supervise and control migrants outside these facilities. On Aug 22nd, we...

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Poetry, Painting, Pinatas and Pumpkin Muffins against Prisons: Temporary Land Occupation in Laval

July 31, 2019
Poetry, Painting, Pinatas and Pumpkin Muffins against Prisons: Temporary Land Occupation in Laval

On July 27th, migrant justice activists held a picnic on the site where the Canadian government proposes building a new prison for migrants in Laval. Surrounded by prisons, the event was a temporary occupation of the site; a transformation through poetry, painting, music, dance and laughter; an incitation to reclaim the site for community, to close prisons and open borders. Photos Sign (and circulate!) the statement against the new prison Background Media coverage of the fight against the new prison

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General Contractor Announced: Take Action against the New Migrant Prison

July 17, 2019
General Contractor Announced: Take Action against the New Migrant Prison

A press conference was held on Monday July 15th in Laval in response to the announcement of Construction Tisseur Inc, a small company based in Val-David, Québec, as general contractor for the new migrant prison in Laval. Construction on the prison can now be expected to begin any day. The press conference aimed to send a clear message to Yannick Tisseur, president of Construction Tisseur: this is not a neutral project. By accepting this contract, you are taking sides, helping to deprive people of their freedom and safety. You are positioning yourself on the side of a violent system...

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Canada Day: Migrant Justice Movements Outraged by Trudeau’s Move to Exclude Refugees

July 1, 2019
Canada Day: Migrant Justice Movements Outraged by Trudeau’s Move to Exclude Refugees

Montreal / Halifax, 1 July 2019 – Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk are speaking out against an underhanded attack on refugees and migrants in the Liberal government’s omnibus budget bill (C-97), which passed on June 20. Despite Trudeau’s usual rhetoric of diversity and welcoming newcomers on Canada Day, Canada is closing its doors on thousands more refugees under C-97 reforms. “This attack on refugees and migrants signifies the escalation of a racist and exclusionary immigration policy, which goes hand and hand with the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples by the Canadian state,” said Stacey...

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