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Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace - Migrants at Work in Canada Symposium


The symposium aims to bring together academics and migrant worker advocates with three objectives in mind. The first objective is to facilitate interaction between researchers studying migrant worker issues and advocates who work with these communities. We want the symposium to generate original theoretical, empirical, and practical research that is informed by the work of advocates on the ground. The second objective is to make this knowledge available to the broader public through the publication of academic papers and other more accessible avenues. The third objective is to provide migrant worker advocates with access to cutting-edge research to inform their practice.
Date: April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Queen's University, JDUC Centre
87 Union Street West
Sutherland Room
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6
Cost: Professional... $200.00 (taxes included)
KINGSTON, Queen's University, JDUC Centre, 87 Union Street West, Sutherland Room
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Rooms are available at the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston located at 285 King Street East, Kingston, ON, K7L 3B1 for the rate of $129+tax/night.  P
lease call before March 20, 2018 at 1-613-544-4434 and indicate CLCW Migrants at Work in Canada Symposium or by clicking on the following link:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1802205946&key=902D9DD
Friday, April 20, 2018

Panel 1:  Migrant workers in contemporary North America

• "From temporary to permanent: immigration opportunities and challenges for migrant workers in Canada", Delphine Nakache
• "The future of U.S. farm labour", Philip Martin  and Daniel Costa
• "Temporary labour migration and trade in services", Samuel Engblom and Asa Odin Ekman 
• Discussant:  Sharry Aiken


Panel 2:  Canadian political economy and labour mobility

• "Law-waged labour migrants at Tim Hortons", Geraldina Polanco 
• "Enforcing employment standards for temporary foreign agricultural workers in Ontario: an empirical studey", Leah Vosko, Eric Tucker and Rebecca Casey
• "Neoliberal legality and the regulation of temporary migrant workers in Canada", Manoj Dias-Abey
• Discussant: Kevin Banks


Panel 3A: Regulatory responses and their limits

• "The limitations of anti-trafficking responses to challenge gendered economic coercion", Fay Faraday
• "Forging a binational compliance strategy: the role of diaspora management policies in shaping labor standards enforcement in the United States", Xochitl Bada and Shannon Gleeson
• "Designing worker-friendly labour migration programs: A comparative study between Canada, Israel and Spain", Vasanthi Venkatesh
• Discussant:  Adelle Blackett


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Panel 3B: Regulatory responses and their limits

• "Are we there yet? Measuring the regulation of employers of migrant farm workers in Canada", Sarah Marsden
• "The protector of immigrants: The British Empire, the coolie trade, and the failure of the world's biggest anti-trafficking effort", Cindy Hahamovitch
• "Temporary Foreign Worker Program: What does human development entail?", Supriya Routh
• Discussant:

Panel 4: Roundtable of migrant advocacy organizations

• Justicia, Chris Rampsroop
• Justice in Motion, Cathleen Caron
• Transnational Legal Clinic (University of Pennsylvania), Sarah Paoletti
• Migrante, Jesson Reyes
• Coalition of Immokalee Workers
• United Food and Commercial Workers (Canada)
• Discussant: Dalia Gesualdi-Fecteau


RSVP By: Apr 19, 2018

For more information, please contact:

Natalie Moniz-Henne
Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79599
Fax: 613-533-6509
Email: clcw@queensu.ca

See Who's Coming: View List
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation received in writing prior to April 13, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after April 18, 2018. There will be no refunds for “no-show” registrants. For more information, please contact Natalie Moniz-Henne at 613-533-6000 ext. 79599 or by e-mail at clcw@queensu.ca

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