Civil Liberties


Activists demand federal government boost affordable housing investments, develop national housing strategy | Nov 22 2014 | John Bonnar | Fourteen years after the first National Housing Day was observed, Canada still doesn't have a national housing strategy.
First the Harper government attacked refugee health; now, it's welfare | Nov 21 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Conservatives are changing the rules governing federal transfers to provinces for social assistance to allow provinces to apply residency requirements. Refugees' assistance could be cut.
Watch: Migrant Workers Speaking Tour | Nov 21 2014 | Rebel Sage | Check out these videos from the Migrant Workers Speaking Tour featuring Syed Hassan, Johnna Uchi and Senthil Thevar.
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High-end condos for sale... in occupied Palestinian territories | Nov 20 2014 | Paul Weinberg | There has been a deluge of construction projects of homes in and around East Jerusalem. Is this in order to maintain a geographic stranglehold on a united Jerusalem as capital of the Jewish state?
Health-care activists snubbed by Joe Oliver's constituency office staff | Nov 20 2014 | John Bonnar | On Tuesday morning Health for All, along with representatives from other signatory organizations, tried to deliver a letter to Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s constituency office in Toronto.
New report outlines the threat of CETA's corporate rights protections | Nov 20 2014 | Scott Harris | A new report warns that expansive new protections in CETA's investment chapter could unleash a corporate litigation boom against Canada, the EU and individual EU member states.
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/flickr
Ten years after the Arar Inquiry, what has changed? | Nov 14 2014 | Monia Mazigh | A decade ago the Arar Inquiry started, and light was about to be shed on some of the darkest chapters of Canadian history. What has really changed since then and what has remained the same?
Photo: Jimmy Álvarez/flickr
Challenging our worldviews, from Cuba to Israel | Nov 14 2014 | Stephen Kimber | The world is far more complex, nuanced and grey than we usually acknowledge. Seeing those hues occasionally might help us see our world -- from Cuba, Ukraine to Israel -- more clearly.
Conservatives looking to add contempt of court to record | Nov 13 2014 | Kaity Cooper | In March 2011, Harper's Conservatives became the first government to be found in contempt of Parliament. Now they seem to be angling for a second contempt order, this time from the courts.
Image: Flickr/doviende
Anti-terror bill trades freedom for illusion of security | Nov 12 2014 | Tom Henheffer | Bill C-44, The Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act, is a chilling piece of legislation. Our rights must be defended in the wake of the Ottawa shooting.
Photo: flickr/Steven Okabe
Canada: The land of jobless immigrants | Nov 12 2014 | Fatima Syed | Welcome to Canada. We lied about the opportunities for immigrants.
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Dishonouring Remembrance Day: Harper's photo-op hop across the Pacific | Nov 11 2014 | Duncan Cameron | To push a political advantage, the prime minister was prepared to leave a meeting of world leaders early, in order to use the 11th of November for partisan political purposes.

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