Amendments Punish Migrant Workers: Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)

J4MW Demands Government Prosecute Employers, Recruiters not Persecute Workers

Toronto – Proposed legislation tabled by the Federal Conservatives today will erect more barriers for migrant workers to exert their rights says Justicia for Migrant Workers, a Toronto-based advocacy group.

According to a statement from the Federal Government, proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) would “give the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration the authority to instruct immigration officers to deny work permits to vulnerable foreign workers who may be trafficked into Canada and forced to perform humiliating and degrading jobs against their will.” (Government press release June 17, 2009)

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