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Brent Patterson | In mid-March, Canada Border Services Agency officers raided construction sites in east Vancouver and detained an estimated 29 workers. That raid was filmed for the reality TV series Border Security.
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Michael Stewart | As the smoke clears from the CBSA's made-for-TV debacle, it's important to point out that the conditions which made it possible are the direct result of Harper government policy.
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Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. Women workers rally; foreign worker permits to get judicial review; Quebec coalition against EI reform; AB's austerity budget and teacher contract dispute
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Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of this week's top labour stories. Corporations hoard savings from tax cuts rather than creating jobs, a bad week for retail workers, unionization attempt by prison inmates blocked, and more.
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Lori Theresa Waller | C-377 rammed through legislature, no movement on CPP expansion, Canada opposes strong labour protection in Pacific trade deal, and more
News
A 2009 Toronto rally calling for justice for migrant workers.
Lori Theresa Waller | Labour and social justice organizers needn't sit on their hands waiting for the government to change the laws on foreign workers.
News
Brad Olson | As scandals rock the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, the federal government will begin a program wide review. The government did not mention the abuse that is inherent in the TFW program.
Podcast
Migrant Matters Radio | The wide impact that migration and Canada has on low-income racialized people from the Global South who are going to work and/or seeking refuge here.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | Even before the expansion of the program envisioned in the current omnibus "budget" bill, temporary foreign workers already accounted for almost 30 per cent of all net new paid jobs created in Canada.
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Jason Edwards | According to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada report, the number of migrant labourers in Canada increased from 177,781 to 432,682 between 2000 and 2010.
Podcast
Migrant Matters Radio | The abuses inherent in (forced) migration with a spotlight on Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program. The importance of working in solidarity with racialized working-class (im)migrant communities here.
News
Usman Mushtaq | Foreign students and temporary workers lose immigration and labour rights as CIC lowers their numbers and status. The restrictive immigration law announcement was made over G20 weekend.