On Sunday Bashir Mohamed, 17, was evicted from a Tory barbecue at the Alberta Aviation Museum for grilling immigration minister Jason Kenney on Ottawa’s healthcare denial to refugees. Watch CTV news coverage here. Meanwhile, the Toronto Star reports on a larger campaign to defy Ottawa’s racist policy.
Grassroots advocacy groups are enlisting doctors, nurses and other health professionals who will defy Ottawa and continue to treat refugee patients ineligible for coverage.
The groups — Health for All and No One Is Illegal — launched their “non-cooperation” campaign at a rally in Toronto on Sunday, as part of an ongoing national protest against the Conservative government’s recent cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) for refugees.
We live in dire times, under ruthless governments, but organized – and organizing – resistance is always hammering away at the margins of popular discourse and manufactured consent. Head to the campaign website for information on becoming involved with opposition to the IFHP cuts and Bill C-31.