14 federal Ministers in the Cabinet Committee on Economy, Inclusion and Climate “B” are set to debate regularization – permanent resident status for undocumented people – sometime in December. They will decide who and how many people will be included, before sending their proposal to all Ministers (the whole of Cabinet) early next year.
We need these 14 Ministers – and especially Prime Minister Trudeau – to support an uncapped program through which all undocumented people and their families can apply for permanent residency immediately. We need them to oppose any exclusions, or a program that gives just temporary status. And we need them to support permanent resident status for all 1.7 million migrants.
We can do this! Here’s how:
(1) Send emails: Nearly 22,000 people have already sent messages to Cabinet Ministers. Please keep signing and sharing: www.StatusForAll.ca. We have heard from many Ministers that they are paying attention.
(2) Put up posters: Go and put up a poster on their windows and around the offices. Addresses are listed below.
>> Download posters here
>> Make sure to take a photo when you put it up and send it to use either tagging @MigrantRightsCA on social media or via email to email@example.com
(3) Send organizational letters: f you are part of a group or organization, use this template to send a letter to all Cabinet Ministers. Click here for template letter
(4) Leave a phone message: Use this tool to leave a phone message to as many of the 14 Ministers as you can.
(5) Take Action on December 16-19: Actions are taking place in Toronto, Montreal, Shediac, Vancouver and Alberta. Click here for details.
Cabinet Committee on Economy, Inclusion and Climate “B”
>> Hon. Ahmed Hussen – 613-995-0777 – Ahmed.Hussen@parl.gc.ca – 48 Rosemount Avenue, Unit B, York, Ontario, M9N 3B3
>> Hon. Carolyn Bennett – 613-995-9666 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 103-40 Holly Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3C3
>> Hon. Mark Holland – 613-995-8042 – email@example.com – 100 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, Ontario, L1T 2Z9
>> Hon.Mary Ng – 613-996-3374 – Mary.Ng@parl.gc.ca – 16 Esna Park Drive, Markham, Ontario L3R 5X1
>> Hon. Diane-Lebouthillier – 613-992-6188 – Diane.Lebouthillier@parl.gc.ca – 153 La Grande Allée East, Suite 104, Grande-Rivière, Quebec, G0C 1V0
>> Hon. François-Philippe Champagne – 613-995-4895 – Francois-Philippe.Champagne@parl.gc.ca – 632 Grand-Mère Avenue, Suite 1, Shawinigan, Quebec, G9T 2H5
>> Hon. Marc Miller – 613-995-6403 – Marc.Miller@parl.gc.ca – 3175 Saint-Jacques Street, Montréal, Quebec H4C 1G7
>> Hon. Pascale St-Onge – 613-947-8185 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 301-145 Rue de Sherbrooke, Cowansville, Quebec, J2K 5E7
>> Hon. Steven Guilbeault – 613-992-6779 – Steven.Guilbeault@parl.gc.ca – 800 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Suite 1010, Montréal, Quebec, H2L 4L8
>> Hon. Joyce Murray – 613-992-2430 – email@example.com – 2112, West Broadway, Suite 206, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 2C8
>> Hon.Randy Boissonnault – 613-992-4524 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 202-10235, 124 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1P9
>> Hon. Dominic LeBlanc – 613-992-1020 – email@example.com – 328 Main Street, Suite I, Shediac, New Brunswick, E4P 2E3
>> Hon. Gudie-Hutchings – 613-996-5511 – firstname.lastname@example.org – 49-51 Park Street, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 2X1
>> Hon. Sean Fraser – 613-992-6022 – email@example.com – 2A – 115 MacLean Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 4M5
Message to send to your email lists
Because of migrant organizing, Prime Minister Trudeau instructed the federal Minister of Immigration to create a “regularization program”, which means giving permanent resident status to undocumented migrants (people without a valid permit to live in Canada). He also promised to ensure permanent resident status for migrant students and workers.
We now have a historic opportunity to push for equality for all migrants, including undocumented people. The details of the final program are being debated in a federal Cabinet sub-committee right now, and will be sent to the whole of Cabinet soon after. This is the time to speak up and to make sure that no one is left behind.
Collective action has brought us this far. We are at the brink of winning equal rights for over a half million racialized working class people and their families. However, there are many forces, including big business lobbyists, pushing to make these programs as small and exclusionary as possible so that they can continue to profit from migrant worker precarity.
Send a message to everyone in Cabinet letting them know that you believe in equality, rights, dignity and justice for all: www.StatusforAll.ca