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Community Forum: “Canada’s Shift in Immigration Policy: Bad News for Immigrants and Temporary Foreign Workers”

Posted by casjcanada on March 29, 2009

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CANADA’S SHIFT IN IMMIGRATION POLICY:
BAD NEWS FOR IMMIGRANTS AND TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS

Presented by Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ)
and Filipino Migrant Workers’ Movement (FMWM-Migrante)

Sunday, April 5, 2009
Carr Hall @ St. Michael’s College
University of Toronto
100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto (map)
[1st Floor – Fr. Robert Madden Hall]

Resource Speaker:
SALIMAH VALIANI
Researcher, Activist, Writer
Doctoral Candidate at Carleton University

The speaker will discuss the findings in her February 2009 report,
“The Shift in Canadian Immigration Policy
and Unheeded Lessons of the Live-in Caregiver Program”
.

From the report abstract:
“This report elaborates the shift in immigration policy which began unfolding in Canada from the 2006 expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, culminating in June 2008, with the amendment of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. It shows how this shift has been modeled on some of the weakest elements of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)… Judging from the pro-employer reorientation of Canada‚Äôs immigration system, federal and provincial governments have not learnt from testimonies presented by feminist advocates over the past 20 years.” (Full report)

A panel of reactors from various community organizations is available during Q&A portion.

For more information:
Ben Corpuz at 416.886.8921
Hermie Garcia at 416.461.8694
Jonathan Canchela at 647.833.1023

https://casj.wordpress.com
http://migrante.ca

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Transit directions:

  • From Bay subway station, take #9 Bay TTC bus going south. Get off at St. Joseph Street and walk west/right.
  • From Museum subway station, walk south and turn east/left at St. Joseph Street.
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