Council of Canadians activists were at the PEI Action Team for Migrant Workers' Rights protest in Charlottetown today.
The Council of Canadians PEI chapter called for immediate permanent resident immigration status for Seasonal Agricultural Workers, Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers at a protest in front of Province House this afternoon.
CBC reports, "The rally is part of a week of actions to call attention to the federal government's review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and was organized by the PEI Action Team for Migrant Workers' Rights. ...The PEI Action Team includes members of the public as well as representatives of the PEI Food Security Network, the Council of Canadians and the Cooper Institute. Similar events are scheduled in Canadian cities this week by groups calling for 'a reversal of Harper-era policies; an end to employer-tied work permits, and granting of status on arrival in Canada'."
On May 11, the federal government began a review of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.