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| November 14, 2014
The Council of Canadians at the People's Climate March in New York City, Septemb
| November 13, 2014

Canada: The land of jobless immigrants

Photo: flickr/Steven Okabe

Welcome to Canada. We lied about the opportunities.

That is the realistic undertone to the new immigration policy announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on October 31, 2014, which declared that Canada aims to welcome as many as 285,000 new permanent residents next year.

The last time Canada admitted as many as 280,000 permanent residents was in 2010. According to the Minister, this is the highest planned total "in recent history," and is designed to "attract skilled immigrants" who will "help contribute to our economy and labour market."


| November 11, 2014
| November 11, 2014
November 10, 2014 |
Mulcair and the NDP want to create universal child care. Harper and the Conservatives want to give the rich more tax breaks.

Not criminals, not victims: Sex workers' lives thrown into chaos under new law

Photo: Esther Shannon

On Thursday, November 6, seven masked sex workers spoke at a press conference in Vancouver to give specifics on how Canada's new prostitution law will harm them. The theme was "What a Difference a Day Makes" -- because on Wednesday they were responsible working adults providing a legal service to ordinary Canadians, and on Thursday the law had transformed them into helpless victims being exploited by violent predators and perverts.

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Ontario allows investigation of immigration jails, but deaths and indefinite imprisonment continues

Toronto -- End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN), Canada's leading detention watch group, welcomes the decision to allow Red Cross access to Ontario's provincial prisons for the first time since 2008. However, the lack of any real oversight of prison conditions of immigration detainees adds to the dire need to end maximum-security imprisonment of immigrants without trial or charges.

A GlobalNews report documented 11 deaths in immigration detention custody since 2000.


| November 7, 2014
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