Hidden stories of Canada’s immigration detention
By rabbleTV | December 20, 2012
On Dec 15, 2012, as Canada implements laws that will see more immigrants locked up in jail, past and current immigration detainees share their stories. Read more about these laws and get quick facts on immigration detention at toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/751 Filmed and edited by the Liberation Cooperative at the Pan-Canadian Day of Action Against Security Certificates & Immigration Detention in Toronto. For addition information, please visit nooneisillegal.org and facebook.com/NoOneIsIllegalNetwork
Group Polarization and the Fad of Ethnomasochism
The Sandwich Nazi
by Lewis Bennett PLUS 6 days 11 hours ago
For every month in 2012, I’m going to make a short film about something going on in the province of British Columbia – a person, a place, or a subject.
The Sandwich Nazi is about Salam Kahil who runs La Charcuterie, a Scandinavian deli in the Port Kells area of Surrey, BC. He is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur piano player, and a strong supporter of the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside but his true passion is talking about blowjobs.
New documents show more Manitoba bureaucrats involved in immigration controversy
By: Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
Posted: 10:10 AM | Comments: 30 (including replies) | Last Modified: 3:49 PM
WINNIPEG - Newly released documents show more Manitoba bureaucrats than first believed were involved in an effort to have immigrants attend a legislature debate in a show of support for the NDP government.
The documents, obtained by The Canadian Press under Manitoba’s freedom of information law, shed new light on the extent to which efforts were made to fill the legislature’s public gallery April 19 while the province criticized federal changes to immigration programs.
To date, only the assistant deputy minister of immigration, Ben Rempel, has been named as being behind the effort. Rempel sent out an email to immigrant support agencies and other groups asking them to attend the debate led by Immigration Minister Christine Melnick.