Permanent resident status for migrant farm workers not likely

By Dhaman Persaud Kissoon Canada’s immigration policy has been generally geared towards filling an economic need. If one traces the history of the treatment of workers in Canada, a common theme emerges. Whenever there was a downturn in the economy  or the need for workers lessened, the government passed restrictive laws. The first major example […]

Barbados Central Bank delegation meets with Canadian bankers

Barbados Central Bank delegation meets with Canadian bankers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A delegation from the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has ended a visit to Canada discussing the “encouraging prospects” for Canadian banks operating in Barbados. A CBB statement said that the delegation headed by Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell ‘in discussions with bankers and officials…expressed confidence in the future of our international business […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

  This week’s question: Do you believe that Caribbean and Mexican migrant farm workers in Canada should be granted permanent resident status?     Michelle Dickson   Program Coordinator No I don’t think they should be granted permanent residence status as I assume most workers are the sole providers for their family. We wouldn’t just be […]

‘Harvesting Freedom’ delegation presents petition for permanent residence for migrant workers

‘Harvesting Freedom’  delegation presents petition  for permanent residence for migrant workers

By Gerald V. Paul The “Harvesting Freedom”caravan, organized by activists from Justicia for migrant workers, which left Leamington on September 4, arrived in Ottawa on the weekend with its petition calling on the federal government to grant migrant farm workers permanent resident status. The activists were planning to present the petition to Prime Minister Justin […]

Councillor complains of inaction in setting up registry for immigrant children

Councillor complains of inaction in setting up registry for immigrant children

Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson says he is disappointed that no concrete  action has yet been taken on his proposal for the establishment of a registry to document  the arrival of children entering Canada as immigrants. In an interview on the weekend, the Jamaica-born councillor told The Caribbean Camera that he was still awaiting word […]

Who Should Be Tested For Canadian Values? Immigrants ? or Kellie Leitch?

By Myer Siemiatycki A sad sign of our times is the number of politicians in different countries trying to gain power by promoting fear and suspicion of ‘others’. The recipe goes something like this…Portray an entire group of people as dangerous and threatening. Promise to take strong action against them. Get ready to win the […]