Direct download here Justin Trudeau’s Montreal office (529 rue Jarry Est) was the venue for a demonstration under the banner of Solidarity Across Boarders. “Ouvrez les frontières!” chanted attendees as a marching band played and people danced. Hot chocolate was served for all on the chilly Sunday afternoon of December 13th. Amidst the fanfare, the […]
Click here to download audio. In October of 2014, the 17 year old undocumented minor “Daniel” was deported from Canada, after the authorities detained him while visiting his friends at school. Kept in isolation from his family, Daniel was then sent back to Mexico to fend for himself within just over one week. One year […]
Click here to download this report. On November 10th, on the other side of the main gates of McGill university, members of the “Coalition contre le travail précaire”, the 15plus.org campaign and many other political organizations in the community of Montreal united to protest the current minimum wage in Quebec. The current minimum wage is […]
[audio https://ia601505.us.archive.org/5/items/SABRallyJune16/SAB%20Rally%20June%2016.mp3] Click here to download this report (Right click, then “save link as”) On his 17th birthday last October, Daniel was separated from his family and deported alone to Mexico by the CBSA. Over the past 8 months, Solidarity Across Borders has been leading the effort to return Daniel to his family and community in Montreal. The campaign […]
Credits: No One Is Illegal [audio https://ia601508.us.archive.org/13/items/FuerzaPuwersaINTW/Fuerza%20Puwersa%20INTW.mp3] Click here to download A year ago, when Bill C-24 “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship” was being discussed, a statement was issued by several groups, such as No One Is Illegal, Solidarity Across Borders, Fuerza/Puwersa and more. They renamed the bill the “Stealing Citizenship Act” in light of their criticism. Lalo, member […]
Credits: BCCLA Click here to download Since it passed in June 2014, Bill C-24 “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act” has been very controversial. Many groups have opposed the bill from the very beginning. One of them being the British Columbia Civil Liberties Associations. The organization has recently put in place a petition to stop the bill and has […]
[audio https://ia601504.us.archive.org/29/items/EducationWithoutBordersEllie/Education%20without%20borders%20Ellie.mp3] Click here to download audio Despite formal recommendations from the ombudsman in Nov 2014, Quebec continues to exclude children with precarious immigration status from free access to education. January 30th 2015 was the date given to the Minister of Education to present a plan of action. To this day families of undocumented children continue […]
Click here to download audio Le monde évolue. La société se transforme. Citoyens et citoyennes de 4 coins de la planète bougent. Pour toute savoir sur leur présence au Canada, écoutez la voix des immigrants. La voix des immgrants – une émission d’informations qui vous renseigne sur les immigrants au Québec et au Canada. Écoutez […]
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/stefan_interview_with_noe.mp3] Click here to download audio Nous vous présentons un reportage au sujet des conditions que doivent affronter aujourd’hui les travailleurs temporaires au Canada. On vous invite à écouter ce que nous a préparé Stefan Christoff, en entrevue avec Noé Arteaga qui s’exprime contre les structures du gouvernement conservateur envers les travailleurs migrants et […]
Click here to download audio After Lucia Vega Jimenez died under Canadian Border Service Agency’s custody in December 2013 a petition with over 8,688 signatures called for a civilian inquiry into her death. Community groups continue to demand an investigation and a comprehensive review of migrant detention policies.
[audio https://ia902501.us.archive.org/33/items/0604KomagataMaruStoryAndLegacyMixdown1/0604%20Komagata%20Maru%20story%20and%20legacy%20Mixdown%201.wav] Click here to download audio May 2014 marked a century since the tragic episode of the Komagata Maru, a ship that was transporting hundreds of Indian immigrants to Vancouver, British Columbia. This story reveals the Canadian government’s history of deliberate exclusion policies. Activists in the Indian diaspora in Canada say there are many […]
Click here to download audio The Awan family’s struggle cominues. Khurshid Begum Awan has now been in sanctuary in a Montreal church for over nine months. Off the Hour’s Amelie Phillipson brings you a report from yesterday’s street party organized by the Awan family support committe.
[audio https://ia902503.us.archive.org/19/items/JusticePourIvonneEdit/justice%20pour%20ivonne%20edit.mp3] Click here to download audio On Saturday May 10, 2014, Solidarity Across Borders organized a brunch to raise money for Ivonne Hernandez, a Mexican immigrant fighting to stay in Canada with her one year-old son. Just like Ivonne, more than half a million people in Canada live without papers today. The fundraiser attracted […]
Click here to download audio Deepan Budlakoti was born in Canada, but Canadian Immigration has launched deportation procedings against him. CKUT’s Carla Greene speaks with Deepan to hear about his Kafka-esque situation and what he’s doing to fight against it.
[audio https://ia601206.us.archive.org/26/items/0328DjaberKalibiSolidarityReport/0328%20Djaber%20kalibi%20solidarity%20report.mp3] Click here to dowload audio Djaber Kalibi is an iranian immigrant facing deportation. On Tuesday, March 25th, Solidarity Accross Boarders organized a picket in solidarity with Djaber Kalibi, in the context of a campaign advocating for a status for all. Solidarity across boarders denounced the abuses of the Canadian immigration system, and cited many […]
On Tuesday March 11th, Carla Green and Amelie Phillipson hosted a live panel discussion on Off the Hour. The panel centred around the question: citizenship: a privilege or a right? Carla and Amelia spoke with Malek, a Montreal student who has gone through the Canadian immigration process, Jaggi Singh from No One Is Illegal and Solidarity Across Borders, and Noa […]
[audio https://ia600506.us.archive.org/31/items/InterviewWithKhurshidAwan/interview%20with%20khurshid%20awan.MP3] Click here to download audio Khurshid Begum Awan has now been in sanctuary for over six months. She chose to take sanctuary in a Montreal church last August to avoid deportation back to Pakistan. Her husband was deported last year and now lives in hiding as the family has received threats. His life […]
[audio https://ia600609.us.archive.org/27/items/InterviewWithShireenSoofi/Interview%20with%20Shireen%20Soofi.mp3] Click here to download audio On December 20th 2013, Lucia Vega Jimenez killed herself under the detention of the Canadian Border Services Agency in Vancouver BC. Her death, which was kept a secret for over a month, has sparked many questions and political action in the migrant justice community. No One Is Illegal put […]
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/picket_for_the_awan_family_report.mp3] Click here to download audio Khurshid Begum Awan has now been living in sanctuary in a Montreal church for six months to resist a deportation back to her native Pakistan. Living in sanctuary causes Khurshid, her daughter Tahira Malik and young grandson Ali immense daily stress. Back in Pakistan, her husband is constantly risking his […]
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/hamilton_sanctuary_city_-_interview_with_maria.mp3] Last year, Toronto was declared a sanctuary city, meaning that the city’s services were accessible to all its residents regardless of immigration status. Hamilton’s municipality followed in its footsteps in a historic vote. This is a clear symbolic gesture, but there still is a long way to go. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke to Maria […]