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Panel Discussion on Migrant Justice, Anti-Occupation and the Neoconservative Threat

Mardi Juillet 27 2010

Venue: North Branch Public Library
Address: 2285 Gottingen Street
Cost: Free

In Solidarity with the National Day of Action Against Jason Kenney

Featured Topics & Speakers Include:

The Niqab and Bill 94 - Azza Anis - Professor of Women's Studies at SMU
Migration & Global Apartheid - David Parker - CKDU journalist, solidarity
 activist and member of NOII-Halifax

Palestinian Solidarity - Judy Haiven - Professor of Management at SMU,
member of Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace & Independent Jewish
War Resisters Movement - Roger Davies - Member of the war resisters support
group of the Canadian Friends Service Committee

Migration and LGBTQ Rights - TBA

“I plead guilty. I am a racist” - Jason Kenney, Montreal 2009.

Jason Kenney is known as the Minister of Censorship and Deportation because of his record
as one of the most repressive immigration ministers in Canadian history. Deportations have
increased, while the number of people accepted as refugees and sponsored family members
 have drastically dropped. Instead, Kenney has increased the number of temporary workers
who are constantly exploited for their labour. His new refugee bill creates a racist two tier
system based on nationality, and he has called a wide range of migrants - from Mexicans to the
War Resisters “bogus”. Under his regime, an Eritrean refugee from Halifax committed suicide
from fear of a pending deportation, and a young woman was murdered upon her deportation to

Kenney is also a staunch supporter of imperialism, stifling anti war voices such as George
Galloway and the Canadian Arab Federation. Kenney’s neoconservative values are obvious
in his comments and actions: pulling Canada out of the Durban World Conference Against
Racism; introducing a citizenship guide that omits the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans
and queer (LGBTQ) communities; defending Quebec Bill C 94 that discriminates against
women who wear the niqab; and stating that immigrants are not integrating well into (colonial)

This evening aims to help build a people's movement against Jason Kenney while drawing the
links and building solidarity among diverse issues and campaigns. Join us!


1) Participate in the actions Against Kenney by organizing an event

in your city on July 24 and always confront Kenney if he rolls into your


2) Download leaflets and multilingual pamphlets from


and spread the word.

3)  Comment on online news stories, send a letter to the Editor, or write

your local MP regarding Kenney. Keep it short: “Minister Kenney is a

racist, anti-immigrant, war-mongering Conservative. The Minister of

Censorship and Deportation has got to go!”

4) Write Kenney at




and tell him what

you think!

* Read more about the People v. Jason Kenney Campaign:


Organizer:Jane Kirby, janekirby2@gmail.com, 494-6662

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