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Film review: 'Last chance' looks at refugee claimants fleeing homophobia

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From December 7 to December 9, you can watch Paul Émile d’Entremont’s documentary Last Chance for free at the website of the National Film Board of Canada

Last Chance, an NFB film directed by Paul Emile d'Entremont, views the Canadian Immigration refugee process through the eyes of four LGBT refugee status claimants.

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| December 5, 2012

The human cost of Jason Kenney's refugee health cuts

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Fleeing the genocidal war in Sri Lanka, 492 Tamils arrived in Canada aboard the MV Sun Sea in August 2010. The response of public safety minister Vic Toews was not to deplore the perpetrators of the massacre against the Tamils, but rather to imprison the traumatized victims to "ensure our refugee system is not hijacked by criminals or terrorists."

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Dalton McGuinty, Darrell Dexter, and Mark Carney
| November 26, 2012

The Temporary Foreign Worker program: Abuse of migrant labour in Canada

UFCW members and MP Olivia Chow at a Toronto protest for migrant justice.
UFCW members and MP Olivia Chow at a Toronto protest for migrant justice. (Photo: Tania Liu / flickr)

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Abuse and exploitation inherent to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program

As scandals rock the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, the federal government will begin a program wide review. Though the government hinted at it, they did not mention the endemic abuse that is inherent in the TFW program, and the global treatment of migrant workers. 

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Till marriage fraud do us part: More changes to Canada's immigration rules

Jason Kenney answering questions at an all candidates meeting in Calgary.

Fresh off efforts cracking down on "bogus refugees," Immigration Minister Jason Kenney turned his eye to "bogus unions," declaring on October 25, 2012 that the jig on marriage fraud is over. 

For several years now the Conservative majority has deemed marriage fraud a serious threat -- one that has steadily moved from calamity to catastrophe, attacking the very integrity of our immigration system. 

In response to this perceived crisis, Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) has made amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, introducing a probationary period for sponsored partners (akin to Australia, the U.S. and the UK).

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Jason Kenney, Snakehead: Canada's exploitation of temporary foreign workers

Canada is abandoning the idea of building multicultural communities and getting into the business of exploiting temporary foreign workers. So what's the beef ?

| September 25, 2012

U.S. veterans call on Canada to let war resister Kim Rivera stay

We are writing you on behalf of thousands of military veterans in the United States who believe that Kimberly Rivera and her family should be allowed to remain in Canada.

As a U.S. soldier, Kimberly Rivera spent six months in Iraq where she witnessed the injustice caused by illegal U.S. war. Home on leave in the U.S., she decided that she could not in good conscience continue to be part of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Kimberly Rivera drove to Canada hoping to find a safe haven for herself, her husband, and their two young children.

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