Pressure has been mounting throughout the country for the release of prisoners and migrant detainees. While federal officials have delayed action, COVID-19 infections continue to spread like wildfire throughout Canada’s prison system. Stacey Gomez reports.
News release: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 200 health care workers, community members, and organizations in Nova Scotia are urging provincial officials to ensure access to healthcare for migrants who do not currently have health coverage.
Media release: Migrant justice activists staged a protest today in Halifax to demand that new federal Minister of Immigration Marco E.L. Mendicino immediately stop the deportation of the Roblero Morales family in Waterloo, Ontario.
Judy Haiven takes a look Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, and finds patronage and some godawful judges.
“We cannot continue to ask for a minute of silence for the women who have been murdered and for those who are missing. We need to scream for systemic change. We cannot be silent. Silent NO more!”
Some fifty people gathered at beautiful Point Pleasant Park this Remembrance Day afternoon for a moving ceremony to honour all victims of war anywhere – civilians, women, children, refugees, hospital workers, animals, and the environment.
This Remembrance Day there will be a ceremony with a difference in Point Pleasant Park. Halifax Remembers Peace: K’jipuktuk 2019 commemorates refugees and other civilian casualties of war. The ceremony also serves as a reminder of the environmental damage caused by wars.
El Jones: “Remember that this is Indigenous land. And those rights were extended to settlers by Indigenous people as we see in the Peace and Friendship treaties. That is what should govern this territory. We live on these lands in this spirit of extending help and support to those who come here, as the Mi’kmaq did. It is status that is illegal, it is not people that are illegal.”
News release: On Thursday, October 3rd at 12pm Haligonians will participate in a multi-city Day of Action Against Canada’s Detention of Immigrants. Organizers and supporters of No One is Illegal – Halifax / K’jipuktuk will go to the campaign office of MP Andy Fillmore on Quinpool Rd to deliver a mailbox filled with letters from the public calling for an end to immigrant detention.
Already, we see racism and immigration emerging as key topics in this election and that includes discussions at the local level. At the September 12th “All Candidates Debate on Women’s Rights and Gender Equity” in Halifax, migrant justice was a key topic of discussion. Migrant justice organizer Stacey Gomez reports on where the four Halifax candidates stand.