Year Published: 1977
Pages: 16pp Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX360
Perspectives is a small magazine that deals with a variety of social justice and labour struggles with a focus on the London area, though with a global perspective.
Perspectives is a small magazine that deals with a variety of social justice and labour struggles with a focus on the London area, though with a global perspective. It provides a voice for democratic socialism in that region. In this issue there is an account of the difficulties of Pedro Denegri, a Chilean, to avoid deportation under an order from Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Bud Cullen. Pedro fled Chile in 1975 and was legally in Canada for about three months in 1976, during which time he applied for landed immigrant status as a political refugee. Immigration officials "lost" his application. Lack of an application was given as one reason for his rejection by the Immigration Appeal Board. The Federal Court refused to allow new evidence: a letter from Pedro's former boss in Chile corroborated claims made about his experience in Chile. A rally was held in May of this year and because Cullen was in town, Pedro was there to be introduced to him. This seems to have had little effect. Pressure through the Globe and Mail and the Coalition for Change persuaded Cullen to meet with representatives and to review the case. The final bulleting notes that he will be allowed to stay.
Another article entitled "Read about Reed" outlines the Canadian labour movement's struggle against Reed Canada. Examples of Reed's strike breaking tactics in Montreal and Thunder Day are featured.
Abstract published in Connexions in 1977.