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Justice for Migrant Workers!

Dec/02/2009 - 11:00 am

ALL OUT for a National Day of Action
December 2, 2009
Justice for Migrant Workers!

In Toronto:
Meet at 11am
Corner of King St. and University Ave.

* Make it loud and clear to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney that we won't let immigrants be turned into a disposable workforce with no rights!

* Demand justice for migrant workers!

Regulations introduced on October 9, 2009 essentially deny the right of full status to temporary migrant workers by restricting them to working four years in Canada and barring them from returning to the country for six years. (More:

The regulations come in to force on December 9, 2009. Unless we can stop them!

These regulations are part of a larger shift towards creating a disposable migrant workforce with few rights. Refugee quotas for 2010 have been slashed by 60%, and deportations have doubled in the last decade. The number of permanent residents is decreasing each year. Funding for family reunification programs have been cut. Only people in 38 occupations have some access to citizenship through skilled worker programs.

On December 2, we are calling out communities across Canada to take to
the streets.

Cities and towns across Canada will be organizing local actions!

In Toronto, a mass rally is called for December 2, at 11am at King and University - the regional office of Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney.


This National Day of Action is being called by the Coalition for Change: Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers, with support from allies in community, women's, immigrants rights, faith-based and trade union organizations across the country.