‘Jail Cell’ Protest against Bill C-31. The CCLA sends us notice of a demonstration in Ottawa against Bill-C31. People on the facebook group are trying to organize a protect in Toronto, you can join them at the facebook link above, and spread the word for other mobilizations.
Note: this is NOT Bill C-10 - “this one goes after people who may be escaping the traumas of war, persecution or torture (i.e. refugees) – and penalizes them both before they have been before an independent tribunal, and after their refugee status is recognized as valid”
Bill C-31 is an anti-refugee bill that violates human rights in significant ways. Unfortunately, most people in Canada are unaware of this Bill and what it intends to do. The government is trying to pass this Bill very quickly, and we are taking several urgent actions to try to prevent it and for this we need your help:
- On March 26th, we will be holding a street theatre “jail cell” protest against Bill C-31. Individuals will have the opportunity to take their photo from inside, or in front of, a “jail cell”. This act symbolizes one aspect of the Bill, that would incarcerate refugee seekers for 12 months without judicial review. Everyone who takes a photo inside or in front of a jail cell can post it through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. This will help spread the wordto other people in Canada who would also be outraged if they knew about this unfair and draconian Bill, and want to take action to stop it.For more information and resources about Bill C-31, please see: www.ccla.org/protectrefugees For details of the event, click here.
- As this Bill has largely slipped under the radar, our main objective is to spread the message about Bill C-31 to people throughout Canada. Whether or not you are able to participate in person, we would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word with your friends and contacts – and asking them to do the same.