August, 2016

Press release : Welfare : Legal Recourse to Challenge Travel Restrictions

Montréal, August 30th, 2016 – An application has been submitted to the Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ) to strike down the regulation that restricts the freedom of movement of people receiving social assistance.  Since May 2015, a person who leaves Québec for more than 7 consecutive days, or fifteen cumulative days, in a calendar month […]


Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status [press release; event today]

Press release For immediate diffusion Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status Families gather before the first day of school, ask that the Minister of Education finally hand in his homework Press scrum : Today, Sunday, August 28th, 2016, at 13:30, in front of école Le Plateau, at the end […]


Hungarian Roma family’s permanent residence application has finally been accepted

Press Release The Lakatos family's permanent residence application has finally been accepted Montreal, 24 August 2016 — Katalin Lakatos and her daughter Gilda, two Roma woman from Hungary who waged a five year battle to get papers in Canada, surviving three deportation orders, have finally been accepted. After months of waiting in precarity and anxiety, […]


Statement by Solidarity Across Borders concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

Media statement. For immediate release. Solidarity Across Borders' Message for Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety: Stop the detention of migrants; implement a regularization program immediately! (Montreal, August 15, 2016) Solidarity Across Borders, a migrant justice network working directly with detained migrants as well as individuals and families facing removal, learned today of an announcement […]


Advisory: Hundreds to perform iconic aerial art action during World Social Forum

For Immediate Release: August 9, 2016 Contact English: Bianca Mugyenyi, Leap Manifesto 514-436-7629  French: Magalie Bonneau-Marcil, Dancing Without Borders 415-517-8814    Hundreds to perform iconic aerial art action during World Social Forum Action will visualize Leap Manifesto’s call for 100% renewable energy and economic justice Montreal, Qc – On Wednesday, August 10, hundreds of people […]


(Today, 5:15pm, Montréal-Nord) Families and friends of victims of police killings speak out before Montréal-Nord vigil on the 8th anniversary of Fredy Villanueva killing

Attention News Editors – For immediate release Families and friends of victims of police killings speak out before Montréal-Nord vigil on the 8th anniversary of Fredy Villanueva killing Justice for Victims of Police Killings Coalition denounces police-dominated Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI)Press Conference Time: 5:15pmLocation: behind 12 000 boulevard Rolland, in Montréal-Nord, at the Henri-Bourassa […]


Roma family’s deportation halted once again

Press ReleaseRoma family's deportation halted once againMontreal, 5 August 2016 — Katalin Lakatos and her daughter Gilda, two Roma women who have been fighting their deportation for more than a year, once again received a last minute reprieve, escaping deportation for a third time. On Thursday last week, the family was told by CBSA that […]