Civil Liberties & The Temporary Foreign Workers Program

The Couchiching Institute is delighted to present a conversation on the civil liberty implications of the Federal Government’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program. Nathalie Des Rosiers, the General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, will speak about the challenges of admitting individuals from other countries on a temporary basis, for the purposes of work or study. While some see the Temporary Foreign Workers Program as sound economic policy, others are concerned that the program could give rise to the entrenched exploitation and abuse of foreign workers.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national non-profit organization that was constituted in 1964 to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, and foster recognition of these rights and liberties.

We look forward to welcoming you at the St. Jamestown Community Corner.

About Nathalie Des Rosiers

Nathalie Des Rosiers is the General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Previously she was Dean of the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, of the University of Ottawa from 2004 to 2008 and President of the Law Commission of Canada from 2000 to 2004. In 2010, she was a nominee for The Globe and Mail’s Nation Builder Award. Nathalie obtained an LL.B. from Université de Montréal in 1981, an LL.M. from Harvard University in 1984, and an honorary doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004. She became a member of the Québec Bar in 1982 and of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1987. She received the Médaille de l’Université Paris X in 2007, the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) Partnership Award in 2004, the Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1999, and the Order of Merit from AJEFO in 2000.

The conversations are free but seating is limited, so please register

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Location: St. Jamestown Community Corner

Address: 200 Wellesley Street East, Toronto 
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Time: 6:00 - 7:50 pm

Admission: Free

RSVP: or 416-494-1440, ext. 225

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