August 29th 1pm - Wellington st (meet near National Archives)
we invite all supporters to march with No One Is Illegal for queer pride and migrant justice
we will also be marching with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, in support of Palestinian queers and the demands of BDS
QUEERS AND MIGRANT JUSTICE ACTIVISTS VS JASON KENNEY
why do we oppose Jason Kenney?
minister Jason Kenney appointed Doug Cryer, a known anti-gay activist to the Immigration and Refugee Board, making it harder for queer refugees to get status
queer refugees are forced to "prove" their gayness in order to be granted refugee status by a "board" of one person who gets to decide their fate. if they do not fit the stereotypical idea of gay or lesbian, they are denied refugee status and are ordered to be deported.
Kenney oversaw unprecedented immigration raids in workplaces and women shelters in Ontario. Under the Conservatives, deportations have skyrocketed with 75 people being deported from Canada every day.
his office has removed all references to LGBT rights from a newly revised study guide for immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship.
He Has opposed same-sex marriage, saying queer people could get married...but only to members of the opposite sex
Join No One Is Illegal – Ottawa. We are a group of migrants and allies, fighting for migrant justice, indigenous sovereignty and status for all
NO ONE IS ILLEGAL – STATUS FOR ALL