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Open letter: 30+ groups & unions in Nova Scotia call for action on migrant worker rights

To Premier Stephen McNeil, Honourable Labi Kousoulis (Minister of Labour and Advanced Education), Honourable Keith Colwell (Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture), Honourable Randy Delorey (Minister of Health and Wellness), Honorable Chuck Porter (Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing), Honorable Lena Diab (Minister of Immigration) and Honorable [...]

2021-05-09T19:28:14-04:00August 5th, 2020|Signed Letters|

Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at Risk from Mining Pandemic Profiteers

BTS joined 300+ organizations in releasing a statement which denounces the four ways multinational #mining companies are profiting from the #COVID19 pandemic, at the expense of people and planet. Read the statement and full list of signatories below. The mining industry is one of the most polluting, deadly, and destructive [...]

2021-06-09T11:59:18-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog, Signed Letters|

Letter of concern to the Guatemalan government: Human rights in the COVID-19 context

VER LA CARTA EN ESPAÑOL AQUI April 29, 2020 STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) supports the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice.  In the context of COVID-19 and the current state of emergency declared by the Guatemalan government, [...]

2021-06-02T13:55:02-04:00April 29th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

BTS’ response to COVID-19

Dear friends, In light of the current global outbreak of COVID-19, BTS has made the decision to arrange for all three BTS Cooperants in Guatemala to return back to Canada. We’ve taken this decision after much deliberation and consultation, in order to prioritize the health and safety of our Cooperants.  [...]

2021-06-09T12:03:02-04:00March 16th, 2020|General blog|
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