radio613 speaks with local migrant justice activist Authman about the Canadian government’s new regulations for temporary migrant workers, restrictions placed on refugee claimants, and the culture of fear and xenophobia fomented by the Conservative party. Authman also provides an overview of Canada’s Security Certificate policy and an update on the status of Mohamed Mahjoub who has been on a 179 day hunger strike to protest his 9 year detention at Kingston Immigration Holding Centre without charge.
Finally, a message of solidarity responding to the Swiss banning of Minarets and a collective call out of Jason (Haman) Kenney, Canada’s Immigration Minister. (original air date: December 2009)
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