Emancipation not Exploitation!

Posted by admin on Jun 20th, 2012

Breakfast Rally to show your opposition to the Minister of Cenorship and Deportation, Jason Kenney
Tuesday, June 26th @ 7am (bright and early!)
Eaglequest Golf Course (7778-152 Street, Surrey BC)
with No One Is Illegal and the Latin American Coalition for the Rights of Migrants

The Surrey Board of Trade is hosting a $35 per plate Breakfast with Jason Kenney, on Tuesday, June 26 from 7:30am to 9:30am at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778-152 Street). At this event, the Minister will be making a speech entitled: “Moving Towards a targeted, fast and efficient immigration system focusing on Jobs, Growth and Prosperity”. Info: http://www.businessinsurrey.com

Meet at Safeway Parking lot next to Commercial/Broadway at 6:00 am, rides will leave by 6:15 am sharp!
Please email acmah2@yahoo.ca or call 604.715.6990 if you need a ride or are able to drive.

Public Transit: Take Expo-line Skytrain to King George Station. Board #345 White Rock Centre, and get off at 76 th Avenue Stop, walk Northbound towards rally location.

Driving Directions: (from Vancouver): Follow Grandview Hwy Eastbound to Hwy #1. Take Exit # 48, and merge onto 152nd Street Southbound. Golf course will be on your Left hand side, after 81st Ave, before 76th Ave.

Kenney and the Tories have increasingly pushed immigration policy towards a labour exploitation policy to serve business and corporate needs. Let Jason Kenney know that his business-friendly and racist anti-migrant and war-mongering policies are not welcome on the West Coast!


  • Since re-election, Kenney and the Tories have ramped up their fight against marginalized communities, (im)migrants and refugees in the name of creating a welcoming environment for the world’s richest 1%, while pushing everyone else toward more precarious and exploitative work. Each year, Canada continues to bring in more and more people on temporary work permits while the number of people obtaining permanent residency especially as refugees and sponsored family members continues to drop. This ensures that businesses have a larger pool of cheap labour who do not have to be paid minimum wage, have no labour protections, and are under constant threat of deportation.
  • In November 2011, Ottawa completely stopped accepting applications for immigration sponsorships of parents and grandparents until 2014: https://noii-van.resist.ca/?p=4574
  • In April 2012, the Tories pushed through a policy letting employers pay temporary high-skilled foreign workers up to 15 per cent less (5 per cent for low-skilled workers) than the prevailing local wage: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1185032–wage-cuts-for-foreign-workers-in-canada-discriminatory-critics-say
  • Just this week, the Tories have passed Bill C-31 through the House. This Refugee Exclusion Act is an omnibus bill  that will result in the arbitrary detention, intimidation, failure to protect, and ultimate re-victimization of highly vulnerable people who seek asylum in Canada including women and children. The bill creates a discriminatory two-tier asylum system based on nationality and mandatory incarceration for many refugees: https://noii-van.resist.ca/?p=4717
  • June 26th is the International Day Against Torture. Stand up against Kenney and the Tories to let them know that you will not stand by while he pushes for policies that will lead to more people being deported back to torture!
  • As of June 30, 2012, refugees in Canada who are in need of medical assistance, including children, the elderly, and pregnant women, will no longer be able to access critical health care services: http://www.doctorsforrefugeecare.ca


People v. Jason Kenney

The People v. Kenney
Freedom to move
Right to stay, and to Return
We are many.

  • We demand an end to Kenney’s detentions and deportations.
  • We demand and end to Kenney’s exploitation of temporary migrant workers.
  • We demand an end to Kenney’s support for military occupations from Afghanistan to Palestine.
  • We demand an end to Kenney’s discrimination against women, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, and racialized people.

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