Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, can designate innocent groups of individuals arriving in Canada for discriminatory treatment. Designated Foreign Nationals (DFNs) are subject to mandatory detention for lengthy periods, with minimal review. There is no right of appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division for those whose refugee claims are denied. Even if a claimant is eventually recognized by Canada as a refugee, he or she cannot begin the process of bringing relatives to this country for at least five years — a violation of the fundamental right to speedy family reunification. Continue reading Trudeau clings to Harper’s odious refugee (and other) laws
Guest speaker, Michael Chessum from London, England opened the NDP Socialist Caucus / NDP Momentum Conference on 10 December 2016.
Michael’s presentation was on Jeremy Corbyn and the New Politics of the British Labour Party.
Michael is a member of the Momentum Steering Committee and has been a socialist activist in and around the Labour Party for a number of years. He was previously an organiser in the student and anti-austerity movements of 2010 and thereafter. He currently works as the national organiser for Another Europe is Possible, which was the radical Remain campaign in the EU referendum, and writes for the New Statesman, Guardian and other publications.
Michael’s presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxfnwywJHCY
The Q&A session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcMYezlXFxg
by John Orrett
Alongside burgeoning global trade is the concentration of power in giant Trans National Corporations (TNCs) able to move production to places where labour costs are the lowest. En route, those firms bully, threaten and reduce the wages and benefits of their workers.
By: Julius Arscott
President, OPSEU Local 532
Members of the Ontario Public Service (represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union) are being asked to ratify a three year (2015 – 2017) concessionary tentative agreement. While many of the major concessions sought by management, such as a 12 step wage grid and a 5% pay reduction at the bottom of the grid, were fought off, the deal the members are now asked to ratify is filled with concessions that would continue the downward spiral of wages. It reflects the ‘Net Zero’ stance of the Premier Kathleen Wynne Liberal Party regime. Continue reading Vote NO to OPS Concessionary Deal