My name is Deepan Budlakoti, and I have been stripped of my Canadian passport.
I was born in Canada at Grace Hospital in Ottawa, which is now closed. I have an Ontario birth certificate. I held a Canadian passport and before that, I was on my mother's Canadian passport for five years. In my passport it says that my nationality is Canadian, the same is true of my younger brother.
We are pleased to see that there is increased media attention on the important issue of migrant workers, worker abuse and the continuing decline in wages and employment standards here in B.C. as well as in other provinces across Canada.
The article by Adriana Paz and Chris Ramsaroop is based on a short video clip reported in the mainstream media. We want to ensure rabble readers have the full story.
The issue of supporting Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) is at the forefront of the B.C. Federation of Labour's (BCFED) work to ensure that no worker is treated as disposable.