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Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show

Cancel Border Security

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who personally approved the show, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and various companies with interests in the show, including Force Four Entertainment and Shaw Media. The letter… Read More

Associated Press Ditches “Illegal Immigrant”. And A Lesson For Jason Kenney

No Human Being Is Illegal

Surely this progressive step by the AP should enlighten Canada’s mainstream media, the Canadian Border Services Agency and immigrant-bashing Conservative politicians such as Jason Kenney. It should make them “see” that recent non-European immigrants are as human as European immigrants and their immigrant ancestors? By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Associated Press has – declared that… Read More

Canada Border Services Agency broke law with reality TV raid: BCCLA

Canada Border Services Agency. Photo: Dave Conner (Flickr conner395)

Rights watchdog files federal privacy complaint as diverse social justice, labour and migrant groups come together to oppose exploitation of vulnerable people for entertainment. By: B.C. Civil Liberties Association | Press Release: VANCOUVER – The BC Civil Liberties Association filed a formal complaint with the federal Privacy Commissioner today on behalf of a migrant worker who had been… Read More

Lawyers, doctors take Harper government to court over refugee health-care cuts

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By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: Canadian refugee lawyers, advocacy groups, doctors and patients are banding together to file a lawsuit  against the Harper government’s recent draconian cuts to health care for refugees. The group from the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL),  Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care (CDRC), and three individual patients, says the cuts… Read More

In Hungary, Racist Harper Government Billboards Targeting Roma Ethnic People

A billboard currently being posted in the Hungarian city of Miskolc by the Canadian government, in an apparent effort by Canada to dissuade members of the Roma community from emigrating there. The billboard reads: “An announcement from the Government of Canada: To deter abuse, Canada’s refugee system has changed. For details:”
Applicants with unjustified immigration claims are sent home faster
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Hindus have termed Canadian government billboards in Hungary targeting Roma (Gypsy) asylum-seekers as highly inappropriate and blatant racism. by The Canadian Progressive reporters on Jan. 30, 2013 Hindus have termed Canadian government billboards in Hungary targeting Roma (Gypsy) asylum-seekers as highly inappropriate and blatant racism. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA)… Read More

Canada’s new refugee system unfair to refugees

by Canadian Council for Refugees AND Amnesty International Canada: On the eve of the introduction of important changes to Canada’s refugee determination system, the Canadian Council for Refugees and Amnesty International expressed fear that the system will fail some refugees, violate their rights in Canada, and send them back to persecution. “The whole purpose of our… Read More

Harper Conservatives “Designated Countries of Origin” list equals more serious health risks for refugees

Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care

By Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care: With the federal government announcing that it will be revealing its Designated Countries of Origin list to inform its handling of refugees on December 15th, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is warning provincial governments, medical professionals and health institutions to brace for more chaos and cases of individuals not being eligible for care.