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Montreal

Labour (Im)Migration Programs and the Supreme Court of Canada's 'Liberty/Security Harms' Doctrine: Canada's Restrictions of (Im)Migrant Workers’ Right Not to Be Held Under Servitude Through Employer-Tying Policies

Date and time

2017.03.16 to 2017.03.18, 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Details

Eugénie Depatie-Pelletier, LL.D. candidate, U de Montreal LawSchool

LL.D. thesis findings:

Analyzed using the Supreme Court of Canada’s “liberty/security harms” doctrine, empirical evidence shows that Canadian (im)migrant labour programs’ employer-tying policies result in (im)migrant workers facing restrictions to their physical liberty, increased risks of harm, denial of procedural fairness, barriers to the making of fundamental choices (to quit employer, occupation or place of residence), obstacles to access justice, and serious state-induced psychological stress. In fact, specific policy alternatives must be implemented to ensure the Canadian state's actions compatibility with the respect of individuals' fundamental right not to be held under servitude.

Venue

The Sheraton Centre

Address

1201, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest

City

Montreal

Country

Canada

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Target groups

Policymakers, Journalists, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Quebec and National relevance

Languages

French and English