Racism and Criminalization in Harper’s Canada

Posted by admin on Sep 26th, 2011

Monday October 17th at 6:30 pm. GCBC (Grandview Calvary Baptist Church). 1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive)


* Free parking at the corner of 1st and Victoria
* Light snacks provided. Childcare on-site.
* Accessibility entrance at street level, which gives access to hall, washrooms, and kitchen. The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm.

With the recent Harper Conservative majority, an omnibus crime bill is being proposed that will double the budget for policing, expand prisons, enforce mandatory minimum sentences, and focus on punitive instead of rehabilitative programs. This US-style approach will further criminalize poor people and communities of colour.

At the same time, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Minister of Censorship and Deportation Jason Kenney have re-introduced Human Smuggling Bill C4. Based on the internationally-condemned Australian model, this bill proposes mandatory detention for migrants for 12 months.

The “tough-on-illegals” and “tough-on-crime” approach are intrinsically linked. Prisons and detention centres disproportionately target
low-income, Indigenous, migrant, and racialized communities who are already over-surveilled and over-incarcerated. In an era of economic austerity and social inequality with job losses, service cuts, expansion of temporary workers programs, relentless resource extraction, and increased privatization, it is no coincidence that cops and corporations are getting more power to further control and impoverish marginalized communities.

Join No One Is Illegal Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories) and Streams of Justice for a free public forum and discussion.

Ten Reasons to Stop Harper’s Conservatives:

People v. Kenney – Tories Record on Immigration:

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