June 1, 2010
The open rebellion against a UN Security Council "terrorist" list is growing in Canada. The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) are the latest labour organizations to announce that they will hire Abousfian Abdelrazik despite Canadian law saying that it is illegal to do so.
When the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Canadian section of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), announced at a press conference on 18 May that they, together with the Windsor District Labour Council, were hiring Abousfian Abdelrazik, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon was forced to respond.
Related rabble.ca story:
Mohammed Shahsavari doesn't know how he is going to pay his tuition.
The second-year master's student at Carleton University is one of hundreds of Iranian students in Canada affected by deepening economic sanctions against Iran.
At the end of January, Canada followed the United States and the European Union in tightening its sanctions. This included prohibiting all financial transactions with Iran. Although Iranians in Canada can send less than $40,000 home, it's difficult to transfer funds from Iran to Canada.
Shahsavari says that students who depend on money from their parents have no way to access it.
Accessibility info: Grandview Calvary Baptist Church's kitchen's entrance
is at street level, which gives access to washrooms, kitchen and lower
hall. The women's washroom has a stall that can accommodate a wheelchair.
The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm.