Position Paper: Committee Against the Deportation of Immigrant Women

Hall, Sherona
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  5pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX915

This Position Paper was prepared by the Committee Against the Deportation of Immigrant Women (C.A.D.I.W.) in response to the growing discrimination and harassment faced by immigrant women.

Abstract:  This Position Paper was prepared by the Committee Against the Deportation of Immigrant Women (C.A.D.I.W.) in response to the growing discrimination and harassment faced by immigrant women.
Immigrants are being used as a source of cheap labour by Canadian corporate giants such as Noranda Mines, Inco, Falcon Bridge, Alcan and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Men and women are being forced to work for wages that are unacceptable to Canadian workers. Any past efforts towards unionization have been threatened by their immigrant status. Immigrant workers are used as the scapegoats for Canada's high unemployment. While Canada generously hands out aid to Jamaica, it is simultaneously deporting large numbers of Jamaican women and their children, thus increasing that country's economic problems.

The introduction of Bill C-24, say that authors, will give the Canadian government unlimited power around the deportation issue. They point out that one's lot is severe enough if one is an immigrant, but to be a woman and black, places almost unbearable hardships on this segment of Canadian society.

The long term goal of C.A.D.I.W. is to develop a limited campaign in defence of immigrant women.

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