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Leaks reveal scope of government spying on Canadians

March 2, 2015
| Recent revelations show that Canada's electronic spy agency analyzes up to 15 million downloads per day. The CSE is also tracking visits to government websites and collecting emails to MPs.
Length: 21:12 minutes (19.42 MB)
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Coalition draws up national plan to tackle poverty in Canada

March 1, 2015
| Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world yet millions of Canadians live in poverty. Dignity for All has just published a anti-poverty plan to get this issue on the national agenda.
Length: 11:38 minutes (10.66 MB)
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Canadian family policies stuck in the past

February 23, 2015
| Today's families need child care, parental leave for dads and tax measures that help lower earners -- not income-splitting -- according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Length: 14:15 minutes (13.06 MB)
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Ban on physician-assisted dying struck down by Canada's top court

February 22, 2015
| In 1993 Sue Rodriguez took her fight for the right to end her own life to Canada's highest court and lost. Twenty-two years later, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favour of assisted dying.
Length: 11:34 minutes (10.6 MB)
Minsk II Protagonists
| February 16, 2015

Living in authoritarian democracy

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The weakening of fundamental human rights such as the rights of association and of expression, the State-sponsored intrusion in the private realm via secret electronic surveillance, the creation of powerful media conglomerates, the reduction of citizenship to voting rights, etc.: in the wake of such events, even the most charitable observer of liberal democracy could ask if this regime is not experiencing an authoritarian turn.

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The deficit the Harper government refuses to recognize

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Premiers gathered in Ottawa last week to talk about pressing needs for Canadian infrastructure investment. As the Council of the Federation meeting, chaired by PEI Premier Robert Ghiz, began to address the infrastructure deficit, Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver emailed a media statement: ".. some premiers appear oblivious to the consequences of the current global instability and the dramatic decline in the price of oil."

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Ten years of free trade in Central America

January 16, 2015
| The Central America Free Trade Agreement was ratified in 2005. Ten years later, most of the signatory countries are struggling with poverty, violence and increased emigration.
Length: 13:58 minutes (12.79 MB)

International report recommends action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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More needs to be done by the government to address the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in B.C. and the rest of Canada, according to a report released by a human rights group earlier this week.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have been studying the issue since 2012 when the organization held a hearing on "The Situation of Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada" at the request of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and other feminist groups.

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| January 9, 2015
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