Citizenship can only exist and be valued if there is also a category of others, those without status. For this distinction to exist, it must be enforced by the state, which has a number of tools to do so. Deportation is one such tool.
A new migrant prison is being built in Laval, right beside the old one. Far from ending detention, the state has responded to popular mobilizations against the imprisonment of migrants …
Between November 23rd and Dec 7th, we are calling for autonmous actions to block the construction of the new migrant prison in Laval.
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From the 21st to 26th of October, 2018, Montreal will be the site of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference, hosted by Correctional Services Canada. The theme this year is “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward.” Highlighted as topics of some of the conversations are: going forward to make imprisonment and community supervision both more humane and effective, using technology to humanize corrections, and improving community engagement.
One morning in April 2018, our amateur construction crew released thousands of crickets into the newly built headquarters of the Montreal architecture company Lemay. We pulled a sheet of plywood off the side of the building and funneled the crickets into a recently completed office space. Lemay, along with Quebec-City based company Groupe A, has been awarded a contract to build a new immigration detention centre in Laval, a suburb of Montreal. It is slated to open in 2020. We oppose borders, prisons, and immigration detention centres. We struggle for a world where people are free to stay and free to move; a world without white supremacy, capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy.
A new report sheds light on the hundreds of Canadian children who have lived in immigration detention with their parents. They’re called ‘guests
A 50-year-old woman detained by Canadian immigration officials in a maximum-security prison in Milton, Ont., died on Monday, prompting more calls from critics for reform of the system. She was detained at the Vanier Centre for Women by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) — which has the power to arrest and jail foreign nationals under current immigration law.
Last month a hunger strike by a group of about 50 immigrants in two Ontario jails highlighted widespread concerns about the length and conditions of their detention.
The Canadian government is committing millions to upgrade immigration detention centres across Canada. Immigration detention facilities in Vancouver and Laval, Que., are also set to be replaced.