July, 2014

After Nineteen Years, Charkaoui becomes Canadian Citizen

25 July 2014, Montreal – At noon yesterday, more than 19 years after his family came to Canada seeking a better life, Adil Charkaoui became a citizen of Canada. The Coalition Justice for Adil Charkaoui considers the government’s decision to grant Canadian citizenship to Charkaoui a final admission by Canada that it was profoundly wrong […]


Accessible public transportation: its not just for laughs!

Protest and Performance for Transit Accessibility in Montreal  Accessible public transportation: its not just for laughs! Montreal, QC – July 25, 5:30 pm – A protest and performance at the west entrance of Place des Arts Metro station against transit discrimination is to take place this evening, during the Just for Laughs Festival. Adequate measures […]


Mother suffers from a progressive degenerative illness; the family awaits a decision on a humanitarian application

Son, sole caregiver for his sick mother, faces deportation on July 29th. Mother suffers from a progressive degenerative illness; the family awaits a decision on a humanitarian application   Julia Hidalgo, who suffers from a degenerative illness, will be separated from her son and only caregiver, Héctor Reyes, in less than a week unless there […]


Vigil and demonstration against the invasion of Gaza and the Shuja’iya massacre

What: Vigil and demonstration against the invasion of Gaza and the Shuja’iya massacre When: July 23, 2014, 17h30 Where: Outside Metro Mont-Royal In light of the intensification of violence in Gaza, and the massacre committed by the Israeli military during the night of July 19-20 in Shuja’iya, a demonstration and vigil will take place on […]


Press Conference to unmask Bill 8 presented by the Minister of Labour Sam Hamad to the National Assembly of Quebec

When:  Sunday 20th July at 3:00 pm Where: Main entrance of the Oratoire Saint-Joseph, 3800, Queen Mary Road (metro Côte-des-Neiges), Montréal (Québec). Who: Noé Arteaga, ex-temporary foreign worker and member of the Immigrant Workers Centre of Montreal. This Sunday 20th July, Noe Arteaga will hold a press conference about Bill 8 which makes certain amendments to the […]


Pan-Canadian Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Media Advisory: Pan-Canadian Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleA pan-Canadian day of solidarity with the Palestinian people will beheld on Saturday July 19th, to protest the Israeli army’s groundinvasion of Gaza.In Montreal, the march will start at 2pm next to Jarry Parc (on thecorner of St. Laurent and rue Gary Carter).The participants of the […]


Montreal Mural honours the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPublic Mural Inaugural CelebrationSaturday, July 19th, 20146PM, 2033 St. LaurentMontreal Mural honours the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous womenMONTREAL- An inaugural celebration on Saturday will mark the completion of a mural that honours the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women. The celebration will also serve as a reminder of Canada’s continual encroachment on the […]


Media Invitation: Noé Arteaga Holds Press Conference on Labour Minister Sam Hamad’s Bill

© Photo: Victor Vargas Villafuerte .  Montreal, July 17 2014 Media representatives are invited to attend a press point in which Noé Arteaga, ex-Temporary Foreign Worker, will give his position concerning the bill proposed by Labour Minister Sam Hamad that aims to prevent migrant workers from unionizing. Date: 20/07/2014 Location: Main entrance of St. Joseph […]


Demonstration in Montreal : Solidarity with Gaza

Demonstration in Montreal : Solidarity with Gaza community demonstration + sounds / songs of resistance   Wednesday, July 16, 5:30pm square at métro Mont-Royal Montréal, Québec As Israeli bombs continue to drop on Gaza lets join together and raise our voices on the street of Montreal in solidarity with the Palestinian people.   No where […]


Letter to the Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Quebec Kathleen Weil

When: 14th July, at 10:45 a.m. Where: In front of 800 Square Victoria, Montréal, QC H3C 1E8 Who: The Coalition against Precarious Work On Monday 14th July a coalition of organizations that defend the rights of workers struggling against precarious work which are the Temporary Agency Workers Association, Temporary Foreign Workers Association, PINAY, Immigrant Workers […]