March, 2016

Deportation Costs prevent the Reunification of a Montreal Family separated by Canadian Border Policies

*Deportation Costs prevent the Reunification of a Montreal Family separated by Canadian Border Policies* Montreal, 30 March 2016 — Immigration Canada is demanding that a man pay for the cost of his own deportation before he can return to Canada and be reunited with his family in Montreal. Robert (not his real name), a refused […]


Anti-Racists and Anti-Facists to “Welcome” Marine Le Pen to Montreal Tonight

Media Advisory *Anti-Racists and Anti-Facists to “Welcome” Marine Le Pen to Montreal Tonight* *Marine Le Pen Montreal “Welcoming Committee” Monday, March 21st at 8pm Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel 1050 de la Gauchetiere West * The leader of the French far-right, anti-immigrant political party Front National — Marine Le Pen — is unexpectedly in Quebec. […]


Press release: Noise demonstration outside the Leclerc prison highlights prisoner struggles; denounces the conditions inside and brings solidarity to the prisoners transferred from Tanguay to Leclerc

*Press release* *Noise demonstration outside the Leclerc prison highlights prisoner struggles; denounces the conditions inside and brings solidarity to the prisoners transferred from Tanguay to Leclerc * March 19, 2016 (Laval, QC) – Over *5*0 people gathered for a noise demonstration at the Leclerc prison in Laval to express solidarity with the prisoners inside: This […]


Non Status Women to Prime Minister: “Continue to Ignore us, We don’t Exist”

Press Release *Non Status Women to Prime Minister: “Continue to Ignore us, We don’t Exist”* 19 March 2016, Montreal     A group of non status women began haunting the riding office of Justin Trudeau yesterday. After calling on Mr. Trudeau on numerous occasions to take a position on people living without status in Canada, […]


Another Indigenous Leader Killed in Honduras, Canadian Organizations say Enough is Enough

March 18, 2016 (Montreal/Toronto/Ottawa/Tatamagouche) Canadian organizations call on the Canadian Government to pressure Honduran authorities and review Canadian foreign policy after another member of Berta Cáceres’ organization was murdered this week. On Tuesday, Nelson Noé García Laínez from the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was murdered in the community of […]


Bill 86 maintains discrimination in access to public schools: The Education Across Borders Collective denounces this situation in the parliamentary public hearing of March 15th, at 11:15am

Disponible en français, à collectifeducation.org Press Release Bill 86 maintains discrimination in access to public schools:The Education Across Borders Collective denounces this situation in the parliamentary public hearing of March 15th, at 11:15am The Education Across Borders Collective believes that Bill 86 (An Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards to give […]


Attention News Editors: Israei Apartheid Week in Montréal (March 14-23, 2016)

*-For Immediate Release-* *The Twelth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week Returns to Montreal* *Montreal, March 14 – *Montreal will join over 100 cities around the world in kicking off the twelth annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). From Monday, March 14th until Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, events will be taking place at universities and other venues across […]


Independent Jewish Voices denouces Islamophobic Pegida event and Quebec political leaders’ silence

Montreal, March 8, 2016 Independent Jewish Voices unequivocally denounces the racist Islamophobic event organized by the Quebec group Pegida, March 9th at a Montreal restaurant (1). The guest, Pegida leader from England, Paul Watson, a racist provocateur and notorious Islamophobe, has no place in Montreal. Pegida-Québec, affiliated to the far right German Pegida, promotes an […]


International Women’s Day: the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal demands equality for undocumented women in a new video: “we want to live in dignity, security and peace”

Press Release *International Women’s Day: the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal demands equality for undocumented women in a new video: “we want to live in dignity, security and peace”* Montreal, 8 March 2016 — Still waiting for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond to their open letter and a subsequent press conference, the Non-Status Women’s […]