Should the government of Canada have the right to detain would-be migrants to this country indefinitely? Matt Galloway spoke with immigration lawyer Barbara Jackman.
This interview looks at the recent collective hunger strike of migrants held at the Centre East Correctional Centre, a prison just outside Lindsay, Ontario. Also the interview details the solidarity actions that have been taking place to support those people detained and struggling for justice.
Finally this interview details the complicity of most mainstream media outlets on this reality, as journalist fail to hold government officials accountable for Canada’s policy of indefinite detention, that breaches Canada’s legal obligations under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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–Talking Radical Radio: Activism grounded in faith: Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice. On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, Rev. Frances Deverell – president of the Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice – talks about the faith tradition from which she comes and the network of activists that she leads.
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On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, migrant justice organizers Mina Ramos and Macdonald Scott talk about working in support of the non-cooperation and hunger strikes being waged since mid-September by migrants detained in a maximum security facility in Lindsay, Ontario.
Most of us who are citizens know next to nothing about how Canada’s immigration system actually works. We do not know about the arcane rules, the complicated and arbitrary categories, the shoddy process, or what for many is harsh and oppressive treatment. What we are most likely to hear about often reinforces and certainly elicits sentiments that dehumanize migrants. It is no surprise, then, that many of us are unaware that administrative detention — that is, imprisonment not as punishment for a guilty verdict to a criminal conviction, but as a result of an administrative process — is an integral part of how the system works in certain cases, or that such detention often happens under far worse conditions than are standard in federal prison.