On April 30, 2021, the Ford Conservatives requested that the Federal Government suspend the entry of international students into Ontario. In contrast to the ability of people with permanent residency to return to Canada, this would prevent international students who reside in Ontario from returning to their homes.
In response, a growing chorus of advocates, experts, and international students have called this a blatant example of inequality, racism, and blame-shifting.
We have collectively called on the Ford government to instead legislate paid sick days, ensure that workplaces are safe by ramping up inspections and equipping workers with the PPE they need, and vaccinating all front-line workers, among other measures. We are also calling on the Federal government to resist pressures to enforce border controls that unfairly target international students, or anyone else.
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