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Dear ACLA Members and Allies,  As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, we take this opportunity to reflect on the activism, organizing and resistance that continues across Canada and across the globe. Protests across Asia are putting forth demands for democracy and protests locally have put a clog into the machine…

ACLA Statement on Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and Community Legal Clinics

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) strongly opposes the Ford government’s decision to cut legal aid funding by $133 million, representing over 30% of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) budget. ACLA also denounces the government’s directive to prohibit provincial funding for immigration and refugee law services. Canada’s refugee and immigration system is complex and nearly impossible…


Dear ACLA members and allies, Across the world, the right wing consolidated their power by electing governments who used the threat of immigration to drive a wedge amongst the working class. Divisive and inflammatory rhetoric was matched with anti-worker legislation as these ideologues used fear and hatred in their attempts to dismantle hard fought protections for…

Joint Statement from the Coalition of Chinese and Asian Canadian and Quebec Community Members against Hate and Fascism

February 22, 2018 Chinese and Asian Canadian and Québec organizations and community members across the country are standing up against the rise of Islamophobia, and are calling for all Canadians to fight for a just and inclusive society that welcomes all people regardless of their faith, race and their immigration status. In particular, we are…


Dear ACLA Members and Allies, 2017 became synonymous with ongoing international strife, political crisis, environmental degradation and economic turmoil. From Charlottesville, to the increasing gap in income inequality to the proliferation and ongoing threat of nuclear war, it would be easy to end this year on a negative note. However, amidst these crises there lies many…

OFL Workers of Colour Assembly – March 25 & 26

Workers of Colour Assembly/Educational March 25 & 26, 2011 OFL Building, 15 Gervais Drive, Auditorium, Toronto   This will be the first ever OFL Workers of Colour Assembly/Educational organized by the OFL Workers of Colour Committee co-sponsored by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition and Asian Canadian Labour Alliance.  For…

2010 Toronto Municipal Elections: Racialized Candidates Forum

Over 50 community members gathered together on July 13, 2010 to hear from 4 racialized candidates running for City Council in the 2010 Toronto Municipal Elections.  The event was co-hosted by ACLA, CBTU and LATUC featured Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27), Cadigia Ali (Ward 2), Neethan Shan (Ward 42) and Karen Sun (Ward 19).

ACLA Joins Press Conference Re: G20

Release G20 ‘political

prisoners’: rights groups

Last Updated: Monday, July 5, 2010 | 3:13 PM ET Comments71Recommend41

The Canadian Press

Civil rights groups say mass detentions during the G20 summit were an abuse of power. (CBC)

The mass detention of people and widespread use of police force over the G20 summit weekend was a gross abuse of state power that demands an independent inquiry and the immediate release of “political prisoners,” a civil-rights coalition said Monday.