Today! Guinean refugees protest deportation from Canada in Montreal

Montréal stands against the deportation of Guinean refugees!

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at, 2pm

Where: métro Mont-Royal
Montréal, Québec

What:  Members of the Guinean community in Montreal who are facing deportation from Canada and their allies will be holding a rally to call on Trudeau Liberal government to end the deportations to Guinea and grant permanent Residency.

Despite living in Montreal for many years, working in the city’s factories and warehouses, and building vibrant communities and networks, several members of the Guinean community are facing imminent deportation back to Guinea.

Between 2013 and 2016, deportations to Guinea were slowed by the Canadian government due to the Ebola epidemic, but since fall of 2016, requests for asylum made by numerous members of the Guinean community have been refused en masse.

One of the members of the community in Montreal was shot by government forces; despite presenting evidence in the court of his persecution by the government, he was still refused asylum in Canada. Guinea is also grappling with a high unemployment rate, organized crime, and regional insecurity.

Despite the words of the Honorable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said,"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada".

— Contact —
Mohamed Lamine Barry 514-402-2675

Mostafa Henaway 514-659-0106

This demonstration and public appeal for support is being hosted by « Le comité Guinéens pour un statut pour tous et toutes » with the support of the Immigrant Workers Centre.