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The End of Immigration?

A documentary screening by Cinema Politica Charlottetown and Cooper Institute

Posted: Friday 17th October 2014 12:38

Cinema Politica Charlottetown and Cooper Institute will present the documentary, "The End of Immigration?" on Tuesday, October 28th at the Summerside Public Library. On Thursday, November 6th, another screening will be presented at 7 p.m. at Murphy's Community Centre in Charlottetown. With the generous support of UFCW. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the door. After the film there will be time for a discussion about recent changes to the Temporary foreign Worker Program and the impact those changes are having on workers and employers in PEI.

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Cooper Institute's 1st Annual Social Justice Symposium and Concert - September 19-20

Cooper Institute will host 2 BIG events in September – our 1st Annual Social Justice Symposium on Saturday, September 20 and a BIG Concert for Social Justice on Friday, September 19

Posted: Monday 25th August 2014 21:06   (Updated: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 08:20)

The idea for an annual social justice symposium came from members of Cooper Institute who were looking for a way in which to honour one of the founding members of the Institute, Father Andrew Macdonald, who died on April 18, 2013. This first memorial symposium will highlight Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), with guest speaker Chandra Pasma, an Ottawa-based policy analyst specializing in issues of income security, poverty, and gender and politics. Chandra is an avid supporter of basic income and has written a number of papers and articles on the subject. The BIG Concert for Social Justice will include performances by some of the Queen’s County Fiddlers, Caroline Bernard, Teresa Doyle, the Singing Fathers, Dion Bernard, Louise Arsenault and the Nieces.

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Foreign workers on P.E.I. ignored in heated debate about program

Commentary, Published on June 30th, 2014

Posted: Friday 11th July 2014 08:36

Community and labour groups have sounded the alarm about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for over a decade. It is only after this program was allowed to grow unchecked and scandals have played out in national media that any pretense at action was taken by the federal government. Unfortunately, these changes demonstrate that the federal government is more interested in staging a public relations “overhaul” of the TFWP than in creating solutions to the concerns of Canadians, employers, and workers.

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Cooper Institute is an education and community development centre in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The main program areas of our organization are livable income for all, food sovereignty and cultural diversity and inclusion. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.

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And here we are, at Cooper Institute's 30th Anniversary Celebration
May 7, 2014.