If you were at the Osborne Village Canada Day celebrations, you might have seen members of the MWSN – we were distributing a short quiz in conjunction with Migrante Manitoba that managed to get some much-needed media attention on Canada’s unfair immigration system.
From the article:
“People used to come here with nothing and be willing to work very hard and they’d prosper, and their children would get an education and make huge contributions to society,” said Thomas Novak with the Migrant Worker Solidarity Network in Winnipeg.
Members of the group advocating for temporary foreign workers and Migrante Manitoba were in Osborne Village on Canada Day quizzing passersby to see if their ancestors would be allowed into Canada today.
Of the dozens who took the test early in the afternoon, only two had ancestors who would now be eligible, Novak said.
“Today, they can only come as temporary workers. We separate them from their families for two years then send them back….
“If they’re good enough to work here, they’re good enough to live here,” he said.
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