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Video: Opposition to reality TV show 'Border Security' grows, along with spoofs

The opposition to the reality TV show 'Border Security' continues to grow, in the wake of raids against construction sites in Vancouver earlier this year recorded by television crews. Migrant justice advocates like No One Is Illegal, and a wide range of allies including many cultural workers from film and television, continue to campaign for the program's cancellation. 

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Understanding foreign worker issues: Intra-company transfers vs. temporary foreign worker programs

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| May 6, 2013
| April 29, 2013
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Arrests of undocumented workers not entertainment

April 24, 2013
| On March 13, Canada Border Services agents brought a TV crew with them when they raided a construction site in Vancouver and arrested several undocumented workers.
Length: 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)
April 12, 2013 |
The Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) is one of the programs established by the Province of Manitoba to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada.

Of 'illegal immigrants' and 'democratic socialism'

It's been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of political phraseology. Now, if by some miracle you didn’t slip directly into a coma after reading that first sentence, I'll explain what I mean.

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Don't believe the hype! RBC layoffs not about foreigners vs. Canadians

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Once again the temporary foreign worker program has erupted in controversy where it is being used to pit workers against each other. 

News reports point out that the Royal Bank of Canada has decided to move its information technology department abroad. To do so, it has brought in temporary workers from India that will learn the ropes from their Canadian counterparts. Following this training, the Canadian workers will be laid off, and the Indian workers will transition the IT department to India and return there. 

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| April 5, 2013
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Canada Border Services raid highlights risks for undocumented migrants

March 25, 2013
| There are thousands of undocumented workers in Canada. Their stories are mostly hidden from view. But a recent raid on a construction site in Vancouver put migrant workers in the spotlight.
Length: 16:28 minutes (15.08 MB)
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