The conservative government recently passed Bill C-24 aimed at “cracking down on immigration fraud” and “reinforcing the value of Canadian citizenship”.
But Surrey group Radical Desi Publications says the bill attacks the rights of new Canadians.
Spokesperson Gurpreet Singh says one of the issues with the bill is it makes it harder for new immigrants to bring their parents and grandparents to the country.
“We wanted some kind of action. We want to send a message to the government that we are not pleased, we are not impressed. We are looking for an opportunity to come and show our resistance.”
He says activists opposing the bill will hold a rally at 5pm at Surrey’s Holland Park.