FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 27, 2011
May 1: Elections eve demonstration for Immigrant rights, against Tory 'very ethnic' vote strategy
Toronto - An immigrant rights demonstration is being planned for the eve of the federal elections, criticizing the Tory immigration policy record and its 'very ethnic' vote strategy. People are marching to protest Harper, to demand status for undocumented and migrant workers and public services for immigrant families. Part of the 125th International Workers Day celebrations across the world, the 6th Annual May Day of Action will include undocumented people, refugee claimants, Filipino caregivers, Mexican, Thai and Caribbean migrant agricultural workers from across Ontario as well as community groups, labour unions, student unions, indigenous sovereignty and health organizations. The colorful, festive protest will begin in Parkdale and march to Dufferin Grove with mini-concerts and stops along the way.