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The racist roots of Bill C-51

Security certificates are not new, having existed in multiple forms for almost 40 years. In them, we find precursors to Bill C-51.

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| April 19, 2015
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| April 8, 2015

Federal government warns foreign workers going 'underground' is not an option

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The federal government has warned the thousands of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) whose work permits are expired yesterday, April 1, to comply with the new law by leaving the country or be dealt with accordingly.

"Let there be no mistake: We will not tolerate people going 'underground.' Flouting our immigration laws is not an option, and we will deal with offenders swiftly and fairly," said Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre in a statement.

Four years ago, April 1, 2015 was set as the deadline for TFWs in low-skilled occupations to either become permanent residents or return to their home countries as a means to encourage employers to hire Canadians.

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This week in labour: Conservative myth-busting and plenty of picket lines

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There is a theme to this week's labour round-up -- or maybe there are two themes.

One has to do with the connected struggle between workers and students, and student-workers. From daycare to post-secondary, budgets are being squeezed, as are educators and students. A second, and related, theme is bad policy from public-sector spending to immigration to C-51.

Sorry, was is that too bleak? Happy weekend reading!

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| March 19, 2015
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Deportation deadline approaching for migrant workers

March 17, 2015
| On April 1, thousands of migrant workers will be required to leave Canada under recent changes to Canada's immigration policy, and they won't be allowed be back for at least four years.
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Vancouver Transit Police end agreement with CBSA

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On Friday February 20, Vancouver Transit Police announced that it will cease its agreement with the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) and end its enforcement of federal immigration law.

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