2016

Notorious 4-and-4 rule repealed; migrant workers need permanent status, not tinkering

Press Release Notorious 4-and-4 rule repealed; migrant workers need permanent status, not tinkering December 14, 2016 Canada,  December 14, 2016 – Since April 2011, migrant worker groups have organized against the 4-and-4 rule, as part of a broader campaign for open work permits and permanent status on landing. The 4-and-4 rule required migrant workers to […]


Community groups to hold a candlelight vigil for the release of political prisoners in the Philippines

December 10, 2016  Community groups to hold a candlelight vigil for the release of political prisoners  in the Philippines  On International Human Rights Day, December 10, at 4pm Filipino community groups and their allies will hold a candlelight vigil in front of St James church in downtown Montreal. Organizers hope to gather signature for a […]


Community groups to hold a candlelight vigil for the release of political prisoners in the Philippines

MEDIA ADVISORY  Community groups to hold a candlelight vigil for the release of political prisoners  in the Philippines  What:  A press briefing with community representative during a rally in Downtown Montreal in solidarity with political prisoners on hunger strike in the Philippines. Filipino community organizations in Montreal will hold a candlelight vigil to commemorate International […]


Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us!

Press release Undocumented Women Speak: Trudeau Has Failed Us! What: Press conference and rally When: 3 December 2016, 12 PM (noon) Where : Centre des femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs, 8043 St-Hubert, Montréal 3 December 2016, Montréal – In November 2015, the Non-Status Women’s Collective sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In their […]


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

TO THE MEDIA, TO THE COMMUNITY DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 WOMEN RESIST MILITARIZATION, OCCUPATION AND WARS OF AGGRESSION!International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Saturday november 26 2016 à 13h00Départ : Place Norman Bethune, métro Guy-Concordia As we approach the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we are reminded that […]


WOMEN RESIST MILITARIZATION, OCCUPATION AND WARS OF AGGRESSION!

DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 WOMEN RESIST MILITARIZATION, OCCUPATION AND WARS OF AGGRESSION! International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women As we approach the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we are reminded that the greatest form of violence on the largest scale that women suffer is from wars of aggression, […]


MEDIA ADVISORY Supporters of detained Guatemalan migrant workers will rally to demand their immediate release.

  November 21, 2016     MEDIA ADVISORY Supporters of detained Guatemalan migrant workers will rally to demand their immediate release.   What: Press briefing with representatives of the Immigrant Workers Centre, several previously released Guatemalan workers and community leaders from church groups and others supporters. The rally calling for their release and press briefing […]


Press release and invitation to a press conference today at 11am : On Universal Children’s Day, almost 50 years since the creation of the Ministry of Education, Quebec remains among the rare places where students are barred from schools on the basis of immigration status

Press release and invitation to a press conference   Almost 50 years since the creation of the Ministry of Education, Quebec remains among the rare places where students are barred from schools on the basis of immigration status   What : Press conferenceWhen : Sunday, November 20th, 2016, 11amWhere : 400 Sainte-Catherine East, the Aquin Pavillion of UQAM, […]


Kurdish Family Facing Deportation in Six Days: Federal Court Rules that Immigration Canada may have Wrongly Evaluated Risk

Press Release Kurdish Family Facing Deportation in Six Days: Federal Court Rules that Immigration Canada may have Wrongly Evaluated Risk Montreal, 16 November 2016 — A Kurdish family facing imminent deportation learned yesterday that the Federal Court has agreed to review an evaluation of the risk they face in Turkey on the grounds that Immigration […]


Breaking news: Train tracks blocked in Pointe St. Charles in solidarity with Standing Rock

Attention News Editors – For immediate release – Breaking News … Train tracks blocked in Pointe St. Charles in solidarity with Standing Rock Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), November 15th 2016, 4pm, for immediate release. Residents of the South-West borough of Montreal are blocking the train tracks at the corner of Wellington and de Sébastopol Streets in solidarity […]