Immigration Minister's Speech Disrupted by Protesters

posted on June 01, 2006 | in Category Canada's Immigration Policy | PermaLink

Original author: sans frontieres! - sansfrontieres at resist dot ca Source: SAB Email List URL: N/A Date: June 1 2006 Speech By Canadian Immigration Minister Disrupted byImmigrant Rights Protesters Monte Solberg flees event as demonstrators demand a moratorium on all deportations and the regularization of all non-status migrants

May 31, 2006, OTTAWA -- Canadian Immigration Minister Monte Solberg fled the Christ Church Anglican Cathederal just seconds after beginning a scheduled speech this evening. He left abruptly after being directly confronted about his government's policy on deportations, and lack of action on regularization, by immigrant rights protesters from Ottawa and Montreal. --> Photos of the disruption are available at: [link] --> The flyer passed out during the disruption ? "Why we're protesting" -- is linked at: [link] Monte Solberg was due to address the Annual Meeting of Citizens for Public Justice on the theme of "Welcome the Stranger: Becoming Neighbours". At least a dozen members of Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal-Montreal came to Ottawa to attend the speech, and were joined by immigrant rights allies in Ottawa.

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