The Council of Canadians Peterborough chapter was at a rally yesterday to demand an end to immigration detention.
The Peterborough Examiner reports, "A rally outside Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef's constituency office Monday offered solidarity to immigrant detainees on hunger strikes at jails in Lindsay [about 45 kilometres west of Peterborough] and Toronto. About 40 people gathered at the Bethune St. office over noon hour to show their support for detainees who've been on hunger strike for several days. More than 50 detainees between the two jails haven't eaten since July 11. They're demanding to speak with Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale. They want to express their concerns about state of current jail conditions and are seeking an end to indefinite immigration detention in Canada."