Monday July 7, 2014 – Recruitment Abuse, Wrongful Detainment, and “Kitt and Jane”

York Community Report : Fakiha Baig speaks with Fay Faraday, author of a study called, “Profiting from the Precarious: How Recruitment Practices Exploit Migrant Workers.”  The study examines temporary foreign workers’ recruitment experiences and exposes disturbing evidence of patterns of recruitment abuse. The report also reveals inadequacies of existing legal models to protect low-wage migrant workers.  In this session, Fakiha and Fay discuss the study and how it helps to further understand the experiences of migrant workers. Access the study here: http://metcalffoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Profiting-from-the-Precarious.pdf

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Feature Report: Following the new Detainment Series every Monday on News Now, Fakiha Baig speaks with Donald Pratt from the Justice for Hassan Diab committee. Hassan Diab was a Canadian sociology professor from Carleton University, who has been wrongfully accused by French authorities of being involved in a 1980 bombing near a synagogue in France. The French government has called for Hassan Diab to be extradited to France to face these allegations with flawed evidence. In this session, Fakiha and Donald discuss Hassan Diab’s case, as well as Canada’s unjust extradition law. To get involved, please visit www.justiceforhassandiab.org

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Independent Arts & Culture: Daniel Rostas speaks with Ingrid Hansen, actress of stage play “Kitt and Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalypse Future.” In this piece, Ingrid and actor Rod Peter Junior, are two pre-teens who believe that the world is about to end, and decide to prepare for it. To learn more about this piece, please visit: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/kitt-jane-an-interactive-survival-guide-to-the-near-post-apocalyptic-future/

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