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UFCW Canada

October 17, 2012 13:08 ET

Exploitation of Foreign Workers in Canada Focus of Toronto Documentary Screening October 20

"THE END OF IMMIGRATION?" by Marie Boti & Malcolm Guy screens at OISE with panel to follow

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - On October 20, at 6 p.m., you are invited to attend the Toronto screening of a powerful and compelling documentary which examines an immigration system that ultimately lends itself to exploitation of workers under substandard conditions in a Canadian context.

MEDIA ALERT FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, TORONTO-GTA

WHAT:

THE END OF IMMIGRATION? - A documentary by Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy, produced by Multi-Monde. The documentary screening will be followed by a panel discussion including the film makers, and participants from UFCW Canada and Migrante Canada.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 20 starting at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:
Room 5-150, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, M5S 1V5
WHO:
Film makers Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy will present their newest documentary on the theme of the Canadian changing landscape on migrant worker exploitation.

BACKGROUND:

The documentary "The End of Immigration?" is produced by Lucie Pageau, from Productions Multi-Monde. In their documentary, the film makers, Boti and Guy, unearth the impact of having temporary foreign workers employed in virtually every sector of the Canadian economy and the disparities between migrant workers programs of the 21st century compared to the means under which the Canadian landscape was created through a different system of immigration in the 20th century.

Through careful examination and real life examples from first-hand accounts of migrant workers in Canada, the film allows viewers to gain a newfound perspective on why the number of temporary residents in Canada is currently exceeding the number of immigrants who are being allotted permanent status in the country and how the immigration system and programs of today are creating a system of "rental workers" to meet the long-term goals of our Canadian economy.

The documentary screening will be followed by a panel discussion including the film makers, and participants from UFCW Canada and Migrante Canada.

To view an excerpt of the trailer, go to www.diffusionmultimonde.com/en.

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