Against borders, against prisons. Stop the Laval migrant prison.
In 2016 the federal government announced the construction of a new migrant detention center in Laval.
This prison, which is anticipated to hold up to 158 migrants, is intended to be built on Correctional Service of Canada grounds, right beside Leclerc prison, and is slated to open in 2021. While the Liberal government is attempting to spin this project as a more humane way to detain migrants, we call it what it is — a prison, and know that this is simply prettier window dressing on a violent system of imprisonment and deportation, one that keeps people locked in cages while tearing apart families and communities. We want a world without prisons or colonial borders, a world where people, not states, can decide how they can move and where they can stay. Stopping the construction of the Laval Immigration Detention Centre is one step in the struggle to tear down migrant prisons everywhere.
Block new prisons from being built and shut down the old ones!
This site is an information clearinghouse for news, analysis, and materials related to the struggle against the Laval Immigration Detention Centre.
Operational by 2021.
Next to Leclerc Prison in Laval, QC.
Capacity of up to 158 people.
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
According to this article in a local Salaberry-de-Valleyfield newspaper from January 29th, the building facade of the excavation company Loiselle, located at 280 Pie-XII Boulevard in Saint-Timothée, was redecorated. The words “NO TO THE MIGRANT PRISON” can be read.
Tomorrow is far away: An anarchist intervention against the construction of the migrant prison in Laval (MTL Counter-Info)
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 …
When: January 15, 2018 17h-19h
Where: CEDA 2515 Delisle, salle accessible # a confirmer
Venez en apprendre davantage sur la nécessité de mener une lutte contre la construction de cette nouvelle prison! Nous partagerons des informations sur les projets du gouvernement ainsi que sur les moyens de lutter contre la construction de cette nouvelle prison.
Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it (Solidarity Across Borders)
When: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 6pm
Where: L’Achoppe (1800 rue Letourneux)
Come learn about the necessity of building a struggle to fight the construction of this new prison from an anti-border, anti-prison perspective. We will share information about the government’s plan as well as ways to plug into the struggle to stop it.