On June 30, 2012, yet another draconian measure was implemented by the Conservative government: Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney went ahead with his latest (at the time) salvo against migrants by drastically cutting refugee claimants’ access to healthcare services.
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.
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.